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Address: Owatonna, MN
Phone Number: 5074511420
Description: This setting features twelve historic buildings, including log cabins, a...
This setting features twelve historic buildings, including log cabins, a railroad depot and a blacksmith shop.
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Informative and educational displays for history, antique, and nostalgia buffs

Well organized village and accumulation of preserved and restored historical buildings, log cabins, equipment, and artifacts of south central Minnesota. Complemented by a modern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
tony k
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well organized village and accumulation of preserved and restored historical buildings, log cabins, equipment, and artifacts of south central Minnesota. Complemented by a modern building where various displays focusing on select segments of interest that are changed on a timely (quarterly?) basis. A true slice of rural, small-town, and early industrial America. Great information for youth and a walk down... More 

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Medford, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Christmas in the Village is a wonderful event. If you are in the area in December, it is a great way to spend the evening. Another good time to visit is during the Steele County Fair in August.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nice representation of period specific structures. Also helps keep in focus how good we really have it today as far as infrestructure

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Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The town of Owatonna, prides itself on this bit of Americanna. There is an old school house, church, cabins, home, livery stable...and everything else you would fine in a historic village!

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a very cool place, especially during the Steele County Free Fair (the largest - by far - in Minnesota). Several older, restored buildings in the setting of a small village. Five starts for sure.

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Owatonna MN
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We are a great meal and toured the exhibits before the burning of the mortgage. Great company, good facility, wonderful event.

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Have visited this place since I was a kid, but never taken the official tour until recently. It was amazing. Our tour guide was a wealth of information. My partner and I LOVE history and it was a really nice way to spend the afternoon. It's not an expensive tour, if you have an hour or two to spend in... More 

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We visited the Village and we lucky enough to be the only ones there for the tour. Our guide was a well-informed older woman (sorry I can't remember her name) who spent as much or as little time as we wanted to view things. All buildings have been moved to this site and are well-preserved. There are 2 log cabins,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We absolutely loved it!!! We spent a couple hours there while visiting owatonna from Illinois, we took our 5 year old daughter and almost 2 yr old son, and we all loved it, the kids were very interested and not bored at all, it was very cool to see how things used to be an learn some history too! I... More 

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minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

There is something always happening at the Village of Yesteryear. In August, the Steele County Free Fair is underway and that is a fun time to visit. They have an authentic Rendevous of Trappers and Voyageurs in the fall. They also decorate for the holidays and have the High School Carolers perform. Check with the Chamber of Commerce or Village... More 

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Address: Owatonna, MN
Phone Number: 5074511420
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna

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