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Address: 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin, TX 78754
Phone Number: +1 512-837-1215
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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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A look into history

This was a great place to go to get a look at the past. From the development of the houses to the stories explaining tidbits of info about how things were done in the past. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 2, 2016
Nakey20
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San antonio
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Crown Point, Indiana
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We came on a Sunday. No one was in period costume and available except the blacksmith. The General Store had things made in India in it. Didn't understand why you would go through so much trouble to make a whole community correct to the period and then have a General Store with junk made overseas. It would have been nice... More 

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Thank blondie0172
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Drove 4 hours away from home with the girlfriend for a vacation day, stumbled across this place and I'm really glad we did. Very beautiful walk into history, took up quite a bit of time (1-2hrs) and we had a blast. These tickets are fairly cheap and were worth every penny.

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1 Thank Cameron L
San antonio
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to go to get a look at the past. From the development of the houses to the stories explaining tidbits of info about how things were done in the past. There are livestock, horses, ponies, chickens and rabbits about but no feeding allowed for safety reasons. It was very hot! So like another review suggested... More 

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Leander, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Not only do you get to see how people lived before AC and electricity, but you get try your hand at making butter, learn to sew, and many other fun and informative workshops available to attend. Authentic homes with people who not only just work there, but they "live" the life of those from the past. Complete in period costumes... More 

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

You can easily tour the grounds in a morning or afternoon, but then there's no hurry either! The buildings and grounds provide a firsthand look at life in Texas over the years. The site is laid out nicely and is user friendly. When you're there, you can understand why one church has its annual Easter sunrise service on the grounds.

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1 Thank GBinFL
Boston
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

My fiance and I had an interesting experience at Pioneer Farms. The staff/volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable about the time period depicted, the families who lived in the homes, and Austin, TX in general. The farm had a collection of period carriages which was interesting; one of which President T. Roosevelt rode in! Unfortunately, the blacksmith was not in... More 

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We visited last Sunday and had the best experience. So much to see and animals to visit- it is a self tour and to go as fast or slow as you like. There was a blacksmith demo happening which was super fun. The Donkeys were the highlight of the day for my 3 yr old grandson - he named them... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

It was neat to see the homes through the years. You literally had homes all together where you could start at the earliest built and move through the years.

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Thank rosshelley
Dallas, Texas
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 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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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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