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Old 12-27-2015, 10:57:09 PM
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My family is planning a vacation trip out West next summer. I am looking at the possibility of stopping at the Pioneer Village Museum in Minden, Nebraska on our way home. I have never been there before. Have any of you been there before? Would you recommend visiting there? Would you also recommend staying at their campground?
I did not find a forum labeled for museums so I chose this one.
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YES, YES, YES!! By all means visit! I have been there at least twice that I can recall, the last time was in June of last year. There is a LOT of stuff packed into that museum and village!! Better plan on spending most of a day there to see everything. I never stayed at the campground, but I have stayed in their motel. I know you get free tickets to the musem when you stay in the motel.
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I agree with Nebraska Kirk, I stayed at their campground when I went to Husker Harvest Days and got free tickets to the museum.
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I was there about 10 years ago. I keep saying I will get back there sometime. When I was there it was in early April. There was just a few couples there. We would go into one of several buildings. Turn the lights on look around all we wanted to then turn the lights out as we left. There are several engines there but nothing really rare. There was tractors, cars just about anything you can think of. Everything is in chronological ,very interesting. One day is not enough. We stayed at their motel so the second day was free. I would recommend it to everyone. Maybe can make it out there this, about an 8 or 9 hour drive for us.
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I was there about 10 years ago....There are several engines there but nothing really rare.
I think there were two slide valve engines there 10 years ago and I think one is still there. Aren't they rare?
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We have been there arround 20 years ago.
Coult remember an old men given us an tour thru the museum.

It is an wonderful museum.
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It was late when I posted that about the engines. There was an Otto which is rare. I guess I was trying to get across that if you was expecting 100's of engines to look at you would not see that.

There is something for everyone there. Even two airplanes hanging from the ceiling. If you get a chance go.
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My family is planning a vacation trip out West next summer. I am looking at the possibility of stopping at the Pioneer Village Museum in Minden, Nebraska on our way home. I have never been there before. Have any of you been there before? Would you recommend visiting there? Would you also recommend staying at their campground?
I did not find a forum labeled for museums so I chose this one.
Thanks for any advice you give me.

Rick
Hey Rick--If out west means going to Yellowstone might as well stop to visit me just outside Cody,Wy on the way to the east gate. Lots of engines & tractors!!!!!
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I went to Minden years ago, took a long time to see it all which spells WORTH IT to me. I need to go back again.
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Pioneer Village is worth it a lot to see. Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Ne is close by and it's really nice with a lot of tractors call a head at Stuhr as the tractor building isn't always open.
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