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Pioneer Village, Minden

#6 of 39 in Museums in Nebraska
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  • There is a tremendous amount of history at Pioneer Village. Most of the vehicles are crammed so closely together that it's hard to get a good look or pictures. Most of the vehicles are what you'd expe...  more »
  • Stopped here for the day and stayed at the hotel. Spend the whole day here with my 3 boys (8, 6 and 5 years). They begged to go back the next day but unfortunately we had to be on our way. There is a ...  more »
  • Thousands of artifacts in this huge collection! I got to a lot of museums from tiny towns to the Smithsonian and I saw things I've never seen. I loved the progression of kitchens & bedrooms from 1830-...  more »
  • I absolutely love this place. My parents took me here when I was a kid and now I take my kids here. Most amazing collection I have seen anywhere. Be warned the place hasn't been updated since the 80s. (Which I think makes it super cool) and it is a little worse for wear.
  • This place was really cool...but also REALLY run down. Still worth the trip for history buffs. Awesome collections. I wish a museum would come in and buy everything so that all of the items on display would be in proper temperature control displays instead of behind fluorescent lighting or worse... exposed to damp outside air.
  • Completely worth the stop but plan on taking plenty of time. Can't believe how much history is here
  • This is a PHENOMENAL collection that will leave any history buff, transportation enthusiast or patriotic American spellbound. Do NOT be put off by the weathered exterior. As soon as you enter you will get excited as if you had discovered a hidden gold mine of American history. Your hesitation about taking the 12 mile detour off the interstate will quickly dissolve. I've traveled the entire nation and this place rates with the best of family friendly historic and educational attractions America has to offer. No flashing video displays or annoying recorded messages repeatedly playing, just amazing, eclectic, collections of inventions that made America what she is. Plan on spending several hours here because you will not want to leave and several hours are required to take it all in. Very friendly staff. The name is a little misleading because this is not just a "pioneer" museum. It is a documentation of the progress of man. This attraction is obviously a victim of the interstate highway re routing traffic miles to the north. If it could only get more publicity countless more Americans could enjoy this magnificent educational presentation of their heritage. Only negative is the food prices are ridiculously high so bring your own snacks. Never expected to find an attraction so unforgettable in the middle of Nebraska. You will leave here feeling that your money was well spent on the entrance fee and you'll have a much better appreciation of what your ancestors endured.
  • Great museum of American Pioneers. Huge amount of transportation, from carts to automobiles, lots of antique cars.

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