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Village of Yesteryear

Owatonna, MN
+1 507-451-1420
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Very cool place to visit!

I was just amazed at all the buildings that have been relocated to this spot to create the village... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mesa, Arizona
Old historic buildings moved to one centralized location

Instead of destroying old historic buildings, the city of Owatonna has moved and will continue to... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
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This setting features twelve historic buildings, including log cabins, a railroad depot and a blacksmith shop.
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Owatonna, MN
+1 507-451-1420
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was just amazed at all the buildings that have been relocated to this spot to create the village. While I was there on a day when only the historic home was open, I spent quite a bit of time walking around, looking in the...More

Thank charylec
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Instead of destroying old historic buildings, the city of Owatonna has moved and will continue to move these gems to 1 centralized location. village of yesteryear!

Thank zvon
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Any visitor would benefit from visiting the Village of Yesteryear. This week is fair week and the entire Village is open and staffed! A walk not only down memory lane, but of the history of AMerica farmland.

Thank ingodwetrusttoday
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Open to Steele County Fair goers, visiting the Village of Yesteryear is like walking back in time. With something historical and educational to see in each building you can quickly learn some of the ways our ancestors did their activities of daily living. Enjoyment for...More

1  Thank Glenice S
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The tour was tour hours long and only $5. Very interesting! Bob knew a lot about the history of the Village of Yesteryear.

Thank kenjohnson28
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The buildings are well taken care of, and when you take a tour there are plenty of things to see. If you are a history buff they are a great place to visit. The flowers and gardens they grow are very nice as well.

1  Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Just spent the afternoon at the Village of Yesteryear on a field trip with 2nd graders. Great place! Amazing to see how life has changed in a 150 years or so. From the 2 story cabin, to the Dunhill House, one room school, General Store...More

1  Thank TheMonte
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Living in Owatonna, this is a place that we have visited at different times of the year. Gus's Gas Station takes you back in time with all the old displays of candy and oil and such. We just visited the Dunnell House with Christmas decorations....More

2  Thank Carl W
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a great place to come and show the younger generation how things were 100 years ago. You can spend a lot of time here looking at how things use to be.

1  Thank ekhomme
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Attended a wedding here near the big house in the gazebo. It was gorgeous! I don't know if the historical society staff had anything to do with the preperations, but everything was lovely. Clean, well spaced, and very very pretty!

Thank A_Miracle_Day
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