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
DUE TO STAFFING ISSUES, AS OF AUGUST 4, 2022, PIONEER VILLAGE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
Pioneer Village is open to visitors from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
2022 hours will be: Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. No admission will be allowed after 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday; and after 2 p.m. Saturday.
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.