Nobles County Pioneer Village
About The Village
Step back in time and into Minnesota’s largest historic village. On your self-guided tour of our 30+ buildings, you will experience the trials and tribulations of America’s westward expansion into the prairie. From our historic farm site to our extraordinary rail depot, our exhibits represent the industries that built America. Along the way, you will find unique collections and artifacts, including our celebrated iron long, blacksmith shop, and saloon. Come experience Pioneer Village!
Hours and Rates
Pioneer Village is generally open to the general public from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the site is unable to open on Memorial Day weekend 2020. During the month of June 2020, visitors will be welcomed to Pioneer Village on a reservation-only basis for groups of 10 or less. Sanitation/hygiene policies and protocols will be followed to ensure all guests have a safe experience.
To arrange for a visit to Pioneer Village, contact the Nobles County Historical Society office, 376-4431.
Parking is always free, and admissions are good for all day.
Adults – $8
Seniors 65 and older – $6
Children ages 5-17– $2
Children younger than 5 – free
Special group rates are also available for school groups.
Admission is free for members of the Nobles County Historical Society.
Group and Private Tours
We can accommodate group and private tours. Contact us!
For schools: Your students will experience the local history of our area. The stories they have read and studied will come alive as they step into the past: visiting a country school that is more than 100 years old, a sod house, country churches, railroad depot, farm houses and a jail house, to name a few.
Events and Rentals
We rent our facilities for many events, including weddings, corporate retreats, and parties. Contact our offices for details or check our our Rentals page for rates.