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Pioneer Village

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Address: 138 East US Highway 6, Minden, NE 68959
Phone Number: +1 308-832-1181

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Amazing collection

We visited on Friday aft. and most of day on Sat. We went with our daughter and family(5yr.&14yr. kids). Seems to be something there to interest all ages. My son-in-law was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Friday aft. and most of day on Sat. We went with our daughter and family(5yr.&14yr. kids). Seems to be something there to interest all ages. My son-in-law was interested in all the vehicles and the development of engines through the years. All of information on each item telling about origins (who bought it new & who donated)... More 

HWPioneerVillage, General Manager at Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Helen, Thank you for visiting the Pioneer Village and posting a review. I am pleased you entire family enjoyed the exhibits. As a non-profit, upkeep and future development is always a concern. Your visit will help support our efforts. Have a safe and happy hoilday season. Marshall More 

Kingman, Arizona
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190 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Just try and see all of the fascinating exhibits in one day. This is an often overlooked attraction that should be added to every travelers list of must see places. With that said, it is quickly obvious that this is a fading attraction. The historic carousel is in decrepit condition, there is a need for paint on most buildings. Still,... More 

Thank AdventurerJim
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in Americana, this is the place to go. The collection of horseless carriages and horse carriages is comprehensive to say the least. Then the rest is icing on the cake. A great collection of historical farm equipment and more. The old merchandise store is a true picture of what they were really like in the 1800's.... More 

Thank John C
Lawrence, Kansas
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Something for everyone! If cars or aircraft are not your thing, there is art, clothing, knick knacks, crafts, agricultural equipment, ham radio and computers, - you name it - they probably have it. Like the Smithsonian, you can't see it all in one day, or two, or ten. We wore ourselves out after two days. Lots of stairs and a... More 

Thank bliddel
Tucson, Arizona
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436 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Yes, It has been here since 1953, Yes, perhaps, it is starting to show it's age, I have been here since 1948 and I am showing age as well. Having said that, Do not miss the opportunity to visit Pioneer Village. This collection is a reminder of all that is good about this country, From the pioneer days until today,... More 

Thank Paul G
Lakewood, Colorado
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must see for anyone interested in American history. From 1830-1960 there are over 50,000 items is 26 building to view. Hundreds of autos and lots of farm machinery. Volunteers are on site making rugs and brooms that are offered for sale in the gift shop. Winter hours are 9-4:30. There is a snack bar on site for... More 

Thank Dale R
Platteville, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We gave ourselves a couple of hours to see this museum. We stayed for four hours and could have spent much more time there. SO MUCH to see. I can't imagine that any aspect of life in the United States from early 1800s to late 1900s is missed. Several buildings with different themes. A schoolhouse, a church, a general store,... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The collection was amassed several years ago and everything has pretty much stayed the same. On the day we toured there was a light rain. The first building we were in was leaking and water was pooling on the floor. This is a nice collection and it would be unfortunate if the buildings were not maintained.

Thank 65Mustangman
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Read the previous reviews. many were spot on. It was very good, but I was thankful to know that it had gotten shabby. With that expectation, I really enjoyed going through the 25 buildings. We toured for 3 hours, took a break for lunch, then returned for 2 more hours. We felt like we got to see everything. They say... More 

Thank Lanette G
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

GEM of history with over 50,000 items. Everything is labeled well for the time period and has a progression of developments from carriages to automobiles, etc. The outside village with many buildings makes you feel like you are "back in time" and really makes you appreciate the conveniences of today. They have a convenient snack bar with great homemade rootbeer... More 

Thank LaNette H

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