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Pioneer Village, Minden

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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  • 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. Li...  read more »
  • 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 Pionee...  read more »
  • 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 ma...  read more »
  • After reading some reviews, my wife and I had relatively low expectations when we arrived at the Pioneer Village. We were pleasantly surprised to find the amount of items that were there. We were constantly amazed at the thought of how in the world they accumulated so many items! From Airplanes, to one of a kind snowmobiles, to every farm implement and tractor you could imagine to a huge building full of Ford and Chevy cars to rooms showing how kitchens were in 1890 to 1950. We didn't stop to read every card and we constantly walked around and it took us nearly 4 hours to see everything. No, the exhibits haven't been moved for years, but anyone can see there is a reason for that! How could you move all those buggies and trolleys and cars etc.? Sure it could be dusted and cleaned up, but well worth the stop to see history.
  • Like another reviewer, my parents to me to the Warp Pioneer Village 15 years ago. Now I'm bringing my kids, and it looks exactly the same. Literally. It doesn't look like anything has been done beyond whats necessary to keep the place running. Despite the fact that its sort of run down, I still enjoy the museum and exhibits. Mr Warp wanted to create a museum that showed progress, and I think the museum does an entertaining job of educating visitors on the progress of the 20th Century, but not beyond that. Don't let the status of the facilites keep you from coming and enjoying what the place has to offer. It's worth a days visit. I'm worried the fact that its so far from any main roads they won't be able to sustain the business. My kids were entertained and I hope the place stays around.
  • Fifteen years ago when we visited we found a hidden gold mine of American history. Surprised our group and we wished we had more time to explore. Sorry to read of tax grab effort by govt. This should be supported by govt and not taxed a penny nor its supporting auxiliary functions. Hope it is able to persevere because it has amazing collections.
  • I went here over 20 years ago and just went back today. It was a very weird feeling and a blast from the past as nothing has changed. But regardless it was a great experience again and I'll return again in another 10 years to see if anything changes. I do recommend this place to anyone thinking of it. Give it a try at least once. And it's a great place for families. I would love to see a remodel.
  • I've been there five times. It's been around since 1953 and its still a great place to see. Heck I wouldn't mind if I worked there or even run the place. If you love history or going through Nebraska and want to go to a museum, this would be a great place to see!
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