The Village

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!

  • TripAdvisor

Hours and Rates

Pioneer Village is open to visitors from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
2024 hours will be: Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. No admission will be allowed after 4 p.m. Thursday, and Friday; and after 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Due to special events on weekends, sometimes the Village closes earlier on Saturdays. The Village is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, except by special arrangement.

For more information or to arrange for a group (8 or more people) visit to Pioneer Village at an alternate time, contact the Nobles County Historical Society office, (507) 295-5397.

Parking is always free, and admissions are good for all day.

Admission Prices (Thursday through Sunday):

Adults (all ages) – $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.