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Wessels Living History Farm

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5520 South Lincoln Avenue, York, NE 68467-9466
+1 402-710-0682
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A stop at the farm

This peaceful farm will take you back in time and remind you of a simpler life. Be sure to check... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Lincoln, Nebraska
Nice, informative visit

Father's Day visit. 1920s/30s style farmstead. Touring the old barn and farmhouse, brought back... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Kearney, Nebraska
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Wessels Living History Farm is a hands-on, working farm. Activities for all ages, something for everyone. Tour the 1917 house, post and beam barn, granary, and other outbuildings of the farm. Climb up on Dave Wessels' antique tractors, visit the 1905 church and learn something old in the rural schoolhouse. Check out the gift shop for locally made items. Open Tues-Sat 10a-4p, and Sundays 1p- 4p beginning May 2. Special tours, events, and space rental is available year-round. The farm is a great destination for weddings, family reunions, field trips and other gatherings. Experience life on a 1920s farm!
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5520 South Lincoln Avenue, York, NE 68467-9466
+1 402-710-0682
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This peaceful farm will take you back in time and remind you of a simpler life. Be sure to check out the farm animals while you're at the farm. They are so cute. There is so much to see that you'll want to plan on...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Father's Day visit. 1920s/30s style farmstead. Touring the old barn and farmhouse, brought back many memories from the early 50s. Many similarities between the two eras in the agricultural equipment and lifestyle. No special events going on, so this was a leisurely visit. Tour guide...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Great display of a 1920ish farmstead. Well maintained and cared for. The house is spectacular and our guide, Marilyn, treated us as guests in her own home. Many, many beautiful Art Deco and pieces from the 20s. Very, very well presented as a upper-class farm...More

1  Thank Connie D
Reviewed 12 June 2016

There are larger museums of farming in the MIdwest, but this one is interesting because of its focus on life in the 1920s. The house is well-furnished with period decor and items for daily living. Our tour guide for the house was enthusiastic and knowledgeable....More

1  Thank KCBirdLady
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We have driven past for years but never taken the time to stop until now! What a great place! A 1916 restored Sears house, barns with animals and baby animals. A huge shed with antique tractors, a restored church and restored school house and so...More

2  Thank Arlene711
Reviewed 15 September 2015

What a great place in the middle of Nebraska that just keeps getting better and better. Experience a day from long ago. You won't be disappointed!!

1  Thank MidwestLovestotravel
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Family took us here to see some of the history of Nebraska and farming. All of the buildings and collections and remarkable. The detail and time they have taken to take you back in time is amazing. My favorite was the house with the guided...More

1  Thank Tazzyturn
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Kids like the mini cows,horses, goats,and mules. They have chickens too. After the your of the house you were able to visit them as long as you want. Overall experience is still under construction which is why I didn't give it a full rating.

1  Thank Karl R
Reviewed 26 July 2015

A wonderful step back in time. Engaging guides, clean, well preserved buildings and artifacts. A must see for anyone in the area.

2  Thank Geraldine W
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We had a really good time. I can't wait to go back with a group! It's inexpensive and definitely worth spending the day. The staff were so attentive and most of all they took their time to explain the details of every room. Seth is...More

2  Thank Dawn C
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