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The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park

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Annual tradition to visit The Landing with our grandchildren.

The Landing is a great place to visit in December when the houses are open and decorated for the... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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We had great family time! We had ages 4-61 together for the day. The costumed interpreters were... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2018
Princeton, Minnesota
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Visit The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park to discover how 19th-century Minnesotans established their lives on the frontier, farmstead and in villages. Historical buildings are laid out as a timeline from the pre-territorial era through the...more
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2187 East Highway 101, Shakopee, MN 55379-1797
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

The Landing is a great place to visit in December when the houses are open and decorated for the period and season. We started years ago by taking oldest grandson and as the younger ones got old enough (4 years old) they joined us. One...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

We had great family time! We had ages 4-61 together for the day. The costumed interpreters were well informed. They were cooking and showing holiday crafts to the guests. The best interpreters gave information about the house and traditions, but kept it limited so that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

It's been a few years since we've been there but definitely worth the stop if you like to look into MN's past, especially more rural MN. My father actually attended a one room schoolhouse so it was good to see it and imagine what his...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Open with characters from 1889 on weekends it is a must see for history lovers. The village is all original buildings from that time period moved here and a great place for kids also!!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MandySSS
Reviewed March 17, 2018

We went to Murphy's Landing today for their Maple Sugar tour. They had a horse drawn Carriage ride to the maple sugar site. Afterwards, they had several houses open and people teaching us how life was in their time period. We took our four kids...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ed L
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Going to Murphy's Landing is link traveling back in time to where the settlers lived and work . Even the kids had things to work and do chores to help the family

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 6, 2017

Went there on a weekday in May and the houses were not open yet. Walked around and spent over an hour there. The scenery with the houses was good and would recommend paying the fee to do the houses (when it is open). Still enjoyed...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank jeff77664
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This place is a true walk back in history from the 1850s to the 1890s. There are farms and house from different time periods in the 1800's and on some weekends there are people dressed up from the time period. Defiantly for history lovers!!!

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank MandySSS
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went with his parents. The horse trolley was fun and an easy way to get to some of the buildings. The tour was fun to see all the houses and fun to see those in costume. They were friendly and gave...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We did the tour and got to go into buildings that arent just open. We had a blast and my kids learned a lot. They have toured many historical places so some of the things they knew. The dressmaker was in so they got to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank nannyheadie
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