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“Need to make a reservation to see it unless it's fair time.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Village of Yesteryear

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Village of Yesteryear
Owatonna, MN
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Owatonna
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: This setting features twelve historic buildings, including log cabins, a railroad depot and a blacksmith shop.
New York City, New York
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“Need to make a reservation to see it unless it's fair time.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I thought this would be a neat way to spend an afternoon. Wrong. Unless the County Fair is going on, you need to make a reservation, which we did. What a disappointment! We spend $5.00 each just to see recreated "authentic" buildings in the Village of Yesteryear.
Want a nice way to spend some time in Owatonna, this isn't it.

Visited February 2012
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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“Daughters Wedding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Our daughters had here wedding here. It was very nice reminded me of Little House on the Prairie.

Visited July 2011
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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“Get taken back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

A great way to escape the real world. I always save an afternoon each summer to re connect with it.

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