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Address: 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin, TX 78754
Phone Number: 512-837-1215
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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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Just like being in Texas during the pioneer days!

Children and adults in Pioneer outfits making things and behaving like they did back in the 1800's in Central Texas. We watched a blacksmith making nails and other building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Loreleiheydt
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Austin, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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130 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 3 grandsons, ages 4, 6, and 8 and they enjoyed it. There were no costumed interpreters and some of the buildings needed sweeping ( enough trash in one house to mar the exhibit), but we enjoyed looking at the buildings, explaining what an outhouse, a cellar, and a smokehouse were used for. The carriages were especially nice... More 

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Children and adults in Pioneer outfits making things and behaving like they did back in the 1800's in Central Texas. We watched a blacksmith making nails and other building materials, a lady churning butter, and the kids got to milk a cow. Beautiful surroundings. Go in the Spring time to see the wild flowers and little piglets and chicks running... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The site gives a rare view in to the early life of the settlers. From a one room shack to a sophisticated house. I would say it is well worth a visit for a history buffs.

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Thank John R
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We wanted to see what this was all about. The carriage display was very informative and very well maintained. My understanding is that this is a "Living History Museum". There were volunteers in period dress at various locations, and they were happy to provide details about life in this time period. There is livestock there as well. Bring water, it... More 

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Thank RonDaust
Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Although I appreciate the gargantuan effort it must be to try and preserve a piece of Texas history with just a volunteer work force, this place is a bit disappointing. The entry fee is pricey-especially since it's a self-guided tour and whether you see any 'working' volunteer is hit or miss. Most of the houses are locked and delapidated, but... More 

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Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I love pioneer experiences and had high hopes after reading the review. We got there about 2 PM to find only one volunteer in the store. apparently the blacksmith had gone home already and I don't know what other volunteer was generally there. There was only one other couple there. The tour was self-directed and we enjoyed the two houses... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Pioneer Farms has been run by volunteers for about 15 years now, and they do an amazing job. In addition to getting to experiencing daily life on a 19th-century farm, there are annual opportunities to celebrate Halloween and Christmas experiences there.

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Thank Cindy T
Round Rock, Texas
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

A really cool place to go Kids should love it Helps remind us where we were and how far we have co e

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Thank HappyCouple1999
Austin, Texas
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119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lots of different areas, lots of structures - but you can see that maintenance/upkeep/restoration is needed. Good if you don't mind being self-directed. If you bring a stroller, make sure it's the offroad/large wheel variety. There were three people on the grounds to explain their areas, and while they were informative that left a lot of areas uncovered. More informative... More 

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Thank TomTX2000
Elgin, Texas
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123 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a treat for both grandparents, parents and children. Educational and enjoyable for the entire family.

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