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Pioneer Village

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Address: 138 E US Highway 6, Minden, NE 68959-2531
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+1 308-832-1181

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So Much Amazing History!!!

So much more than cars, what a great place to visit 28 buildings on 20 acres!!! Easy access from the I-80 Check out their website!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol R
Jean, Nevada
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Jean, Nevada
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111 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much more than cars, what a great place to visit 28 buildings on 20 acres!!! Easy access from the I-80 Check out their website!!!

Thank Carol R
Bolivar, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled here with another couple after hearing about it from friends. It is definitely worth a stop. We really enjoyed the huge museum and all the buildings in the village out back. So much to see.

Thank Lena L
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I first visited Pioneer Village in 1966 during the summer prior to my senior year in high school. The place was still relatively shiny and new, and packed with visitors. My two buddies and I spent an entire August day there. A teenage road trip. Fast forward a half a century. On a visit to Kearney, Nebraska to see the... More 

3 Thank Paul P
Jefferson City, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Don't be put off by the exterior; this is an old attraction that's showing its age. Once you get inside you will be BLOWN AWAY by the quality and quantity of items on display. It's like a Smithsonian museum in the middle of Nebraska. Everything you can imagine related to the development of modern life in America. Especially enormous collections... More 

2 Thank Jeff B
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

If my sister hadn't told me that we MUST go visit the Pioneer Museum on our trip to Kearney, we wouldn't have. Even as we drove up, I thought, This could be a mistake". The exterior and signage seemed kitchy. The collection is AMAZING. Very well curated, extraordinary planes, trains and automobiles, along with much other, well organized and memorable... More 

1 Thank baronginger
Lakeville, Minnesota
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

So much to see. BUT building not heated even though open all year round, Closed on Christmas. Winter hours 9- 4:30. Cost was $14.25 (tax includes) for adults. Children 6-12 price $7.25, Children under 5 free. Memorial day to Labor Day 9-6. Nice collection of cars, clothes, rooms decorated with year stated above.

Thank Mary G
northbrook il
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85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

been here a few time,,,,one man put this together you have to see it 10 buildings of americana buildings 10 buildings of stuff that made america great IT IS WORTH THE TIME TO STOPP

Thank elliot m
Fairplay, Colorado
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Holdredge is an easy side trip from I80 at about Kearney, NE. The museum is large with many exhibits. Plan on 3-4 hours. We were there in February when the interactive exhibits and the cafe were not open. But it was nice to have this amazing place to ourselves. One warning, there was no heat in the main building except... More 

Thank John H
Seward, Nebraska
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

I'm glad my kids got to see this impressive collection of things from yesteryear. It sparked a lot of good conversations! We went on a 50- degree day in December and none of the buildings are heated. I would definitely suggest going when it is warm! Some parts of the museum seem to be deteriorating, but overall it is a... More 

Thank Tracy230
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited on Friday aft. and most of day on Sat. We went with our daughter and family(5yr.&14yr. kids). Seems to be something there to interest all ages. My son-in-law was interested in all the vehicles and the development of engines through the years. All of information on each item telling about origins (who bought it new & who donated)... More 

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HWPioneerVillage, General Manager at Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Helen, Thank you for visiting the Pioneer Village and posting a review. I am pleased you entire family enjoyed the exhibits. As a non-profit, upkeep and future development is always a concern. Your visit will help support our efforts. Have a safe and happy hoilday season. Marshall More 

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