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Pioneer Village, Minden

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#11 of 91 in Museums in Nebraska
Must see · History Museum · Specialty Museum
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Pioneer Village is a museum and tourist attraction along U.S. Highway 6 in Minden, Nebraska, United States. Pioneer Village was founded in 1953 by Harold Warp, a Chicago manufacturer from Minden. The museum comprises a complex of 28 buildings on 20 acres (81,000 m2) with a total collection of over 50,000 items. The museum has a large collections of items from 1830 to the present, including frontier buildings; early cars (more than 350 are on display) and airplanes; a Wurlitzer Caliola; tractors and other farm implements; and an art collection. The Pioneer Village also manages a motel and a campground as part of the complex.
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  • Some of the complaints about this museum had to do with the outside appearance. It doesn’t look like much. However, if you spend the little bit to come inside you can spend hours looking at all kinds....  more
    Some of the complaints about this museum had to do with the outside appearance. It doesn’t look like much. However, if you spend the little bit to come inside you can spend hours looking at all kinds....  more »
  • The outside of this attraction is sorely in need of an upgrade. I almost didn't go in because the outside is so unattractive. I'm glad I did. This place has one of the most extensive collections... 
    The outside of this attraction is sorely in need of an upgrade. I almost didn't go in because the outside is so unattractive. I'm glad I did. This place has one of the most extensive collections...  more »
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  • We went in February. The buildings are not heated or air-conditioned. We wore coats and still froze. That being said there are so many things to see and read their respective info signs. Amazing. Next time we go will be in either the spring or fall and we plan to spend several hours. Absolutely no pets. The motel is closed. The outside looks pretty beat up, but trust me, you will love looking at old Americana.
  • Words can’t quite describe this place but it is very special. It is a collector’s paradise, with collections of cars, planes, knick knacks, and memorabilia. Documents a century of Americana. The outside looks a little rundown but once inside it feels like a time capsule of a 1950s museum. Unlike anything I have ever seen or heard about before. Well worth setting aside a day to see. The RV park and motel are closed now.

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