Old Tailem Town, Tailem Bend

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  • Preserving examples of different types of cottages from bygone era. Enjoyed several hours photography with friends  more »
  • What a way to spend a day with friends, family and BBQ or picnic. Can't wait to go back again for another family day. Got and experience the Olde World of Australia :)  more »
  • A very interesting place to visit, lots of old and interesting stuff. Old buildings and there contents, along with cars.farm equipment, tools, motors. Set up in a town setup through the ages. A lot of...  more »
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  • I absolutely loved this place. I think we spent four hours here, really taking the time to enjoy the magnitude of this collection. I think some reviewers need to think on how Old Tailem Town is, for the most part, the work a single, now elderly man. It's not a big company or amusement park. It is historical; dated, used, and saved from being discarded. Kept safe by prudence. He opened his collection to the public for people to come and enjoy looking at the old things. If you believe you may not enjoy old things, go somewhere to look at new things! For those that love old things, and a huge mass of them, go to Old Tailem Town. Take with you time, curiosity, and snacks to get you through. The old world, much like the real world that exists beyond a screen, does have some dust. Don't let it scare you. I particularly enjoyed the antique collection of barbed wire. Whodda thunk to collect that?! A++.
  • Absolutely wonderful and fascinating collection of old buildings, equipment and memories with tributes to various people of the past. We really enjoyed roaming around for a while, taking photos and exploring the mini world that this small group have put together over many years. The reviews we read really made the place sound like a death trap but it wasn't anything like that, just a nice, old, worn down set of historical buildings. It'd be great if they had more funds to revamp it all and clean things up but it was a great experience still, well worth it. No regrets :) Thank you to the lovely staff for what they've built!
  • History is great. Village needs a whole lots of care. Bit run down. Very expensive to enter and completely not worth the money to get in and see the few little buildings and streets. Can’t even go into every building or interact with the place other than walking around and taking photos. Very dusty and lots of broken bits here and there. Nice to see the dated stuff but wouldn’t visit again and definitely not with kids. Bummer really cause it has so much potential.
  • Definitely worth a visit. It is like spending the afternoon in a different time. Anyone who is interested in South Australian history needs to visit
  • I loved it. It was local full of interesting buildings put together by hours of volunteers.; Bring your own food but you can get tea and a biscuit.

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