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Pioneer Farms

10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin, TX 78754
512-837-1215
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Ranked #63 of 101 activities in Austin
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Description: Step back in time to the mid 1800s: this working farm lets you live like a Pioneer.
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Great experience for the kids. Try to visit during cooler months of the year as it is outdoors and with limited shade. It is a unique experience and very worth the visit.

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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Great Hallowe'en experience, very natural....but spooky!

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Baltimore, MD
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177 reviews 177 reviews
65 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We went here with our toddler and two grandparents just to participate in kids day. We expected a living museum (and yes, it is difficult to round up volunteers), but unfortunately none of the advertised demonstrations were operating. In truth, it is a poorly organized museum. A lot of old buildings to be sure, a handful of run-down teepees, rusty... More

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Austin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Fun maybe a stretch, but we did enjoy Pioneer farms. Rizwan enjoyed recreating pioneer life, especially the outdoor cooking. For me,it was more interesting seeing my kids react, rather then actually the exhibits themselves. Feeding the donkeys was a highlight, as was the $5 horse ride. We want on a beautiful day. I imagine summer is not a good time... More

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Austin, TX
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

The farm has never been modernized. Several weekends a year they host special events. Great to see how our ancestors lived and worked when they were pioneering this land.

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Austin, texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

interactive step into another time. great for families!

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Note that this perspective from a day when nothing was scheduled: It was just a hot, dry, dusty, worn out farm with mostly dilapidated exhibits and absolutely nothing going on. Only one employee was present, in the gift shop. We left scratching our heads, wondering why anyone would want to go there. The web site should make it more clear:... More

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