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Address: 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin, TX 78754
Phone Number: 512-837-1215
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Description: Step back in time to the mid 1800s: this working farm lets you live like a...
Step back in time to the mid 1800s: this working farm lets you live like a Pioneer.
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Great volunteers and very interesting sites. We weren't expecting much but genuinely had a great time! Getting to "walk into" history was a different experience than the norm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Garland, Texas
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Garland, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great volunteers and very interesting sites. We weren't expecting much but genuinely had a great time! Getting to "walk into" history was a different experience than the norm. Puts the everyday lives of the pioneers in a new perspective and makes them come alive.

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Hidden in what is now largely a suburban section of Austin, is this learning center and active farm. There are quite a lot of interesting things to see and do here. First, there are the farm houses from different periods of American history. Second, the walk between sites is relaxing with the woods and waterways. Third, there are a variety... More 

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You should always check out the events going on at Pioneer farm. Themed history settings. Saw Charles Dickens Christmas one year... you really felt you were back there.

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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was my first time to visit Pioneer Farms after living in Austin all these years. The play was put on by volunteers. They did a great job. The play was 1 1/2 hours long and with a full moon - it was a great time for everyone of all ages to attend. I also enjoyed going through the general... More 

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Austin, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great park if you are interested in how Americans lived in the 1800's. You start at the General Store in the village called Sprinkle Corner. Next door to the store is a building housing a collection of buggies and wagons. The building to the right of the walk in entrance houses another display. Most of the buildings are open during... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a lovely part of the past that is being preserved in Austin. There are several homes and other buildings placed on a large parcel of land that cannot every be built on due to its historic nature. Bring a picnic, visit the blacksmith and wander in the woods. It's a great place to bring children.

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El Paso, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We took our 6 year old grandsons for the haunted house. There are 4 or5 haunted buildings to go through. Was so much fun and exciting. They are very daring and though we jumped out of our skins and screamed a lot they loved it! If you go wear walking shoes and carry water their is a haunted trail you... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Pioneer Farms is a wonderful destination in Austin for families and people of all ages! You can step back in time and really experience life in the 1850's ! The buildings are historically preserved, the farm animals are fascinating, and the volunteer re-enactors are very well prepared! Try to go right when they open in the morning, especially during the... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I love this place and the workers were super nice and educational. Some things were hands on experience. Would like to take my grandchildren there around Thanksgiving time.

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Central Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

we went with our homeschool group during the school year. All the buildings were open, but there weren't as many activities as there are in the summer. It is classic Texas pioneer but very accessible for young children.

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