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“Activities abound all year” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Village of Yesteryear

Village of Yesteryear
, Owatonna, MN
5074511420
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Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Owatonna
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Owner description: This setting features twelve historic buildings, including log cabins, a railroad depot and a blacksmith shop.
minnesota
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83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Activities abound all year”
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 of Yesteryear directly to visit at a time that has extra entertainment or food being served.

Visited August 2012
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English first
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“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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