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Wessels Living History Farm, York

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The 145 acre physical site includes ten buildings including a house that David Wessels and his brother lived in for a period of time. It is typical of farm architecture of the early 20th Century. The physical site brings to life the history of agriculture for local visitors. The Web site spreads that message to the world.

The Farm has increased its annual attendance at the physical site to over 8,000 visitors a year. Visitors have come from all 50 states and 23 foreign countries. Memberships have grown to over 200. The Farm's educational programs have kept the Farm open six days a week for seven months with a full schedule of special events during the other months. In addition, this Web site has now reached over 6.1 million visitors from all over the world. They have read through over 11.2 million page views, and the site's movies have been viewed over 1.2 million times.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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 fro...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 res...  more »
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  • We have so much fun here! If you're just passing through or live in the area this is a great place to spend some time.
  • Beautiful place for weddings or events! Lots of rural history
  • This is a great historical place to visit every once and a while and it also has a good line of antique tractors to see.
  • Pretty good at presenting turn of the century Nebraska