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Wessels Living History Farm, York

#158 of 364 in Things to do in Nebraska
Must see · Farm · Tourist Spot
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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  • Christmas on the farm is a yearly event through the month of December. It show cases the house house, church and school house decorated in the 1920 fashion. A great place to spend an afternoon  more »
  • Lots to see for such a low price of $5 to get in for seniors. I love the house, animals, church and country school house. They have special events going on all year long. I would recommend...  more »
  • A great place to visit
  • Daughter and new son in law married on the farm June of 2017. Outdoor barn wedding was gorgeous and freedoms to make wishes/budgets come true were supported by Wessels and every volunteer on site! Brides to-be wanting a rustic theme should check this out! The director and our hosts along with all the businesses in the community welcomed us with open arms, accommodated every request and got this couple off to a wonderful start! Thank you Hillary, Barb, Dale, John and everyone else who supported the effort! PS- the hospitality was just the same for the eclipse event. Thanks for having us back!

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