Prairie Village Museum

Prairie Village Museum, Rugby: Hours, Address, Prairie Village Museum Reviews: 5/5

Prairie Village Museum
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Speciality Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visitors to Prairie Village Museum take a step back in time when they explore more than 20 historic buidlings arranged around a quaint village square. The museum's six exhibition halls feature antique cars, farm machinery, Native American objects, and household items dating from the mid-1800s to more recent times. People from all over the world tell us Prairie Village Museum is one of the best pioneer museums they've ever seen.
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Joannvan
Wirtz, VA196 contributions
Couples
Outside of museum is disappointing, but step inside and be prepared for an interesting visit into the local history. In the back area of the main building there are an array of buildings, including dress shop, school, church, old homes, and much more. There are several large buildings that have old cars, displays of dentist equipment, military, clocks, etc. We have a motorhome and thru Harvest Host membership were able to park overnight.
Written September 3, 2019
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AlamoGQ
El Paso, TX178 contributions
Couples
We were visiting Rugby to find the farm that my wife grew up on nearly 70 years ago. This museum has an excellent record of the history of Rugby and the area. It captures it very well and is really interesting.
Written July 6, 2019
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Linda A
Hope, ME147 contributions
Couples
What a hidden gem! A small prairie village with original buildings collected from neighboring towns. You can almost feel what it was like to live in this place at that time.

Several larger buildings with collections of farm equipment, vehicles, etc.

It is very clear that people involved in this museum care a lot about the history of the area and sharing it with those of us from away.
Written June 2, 2019
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794nancyh
Sacramento, California, USA118 contributions
Couples
If you like old things, do not miss this village. The number of items was overwhelming. A lot of community support went into moving buildings and antique collections. It’s wonderful that there is place for families to donate antiquities that the young folks do not wish to keep! Worth the stop if you like old things,
Written September 25, 2018
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truckinmama
marathon fl51 contributions
The day we were there was hot - Upper 90’s and no breeze. So walking around the buildings was miserable. If you are a history person you would enjoy it. Kids would be bored.
Written August 6, 2018
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Olivia M
1 contribution
Family
As a local I love going out to the museum to see everything. Its the best place to go if you wan to have a good time. In the summer around August and June the museum offers " The Museum comes alive " and a "Village fair" with a rhubarb festival!
Written February 13, 2018
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delagasse
Rugby, ND2 contributions
Couples
We have lived here in Rugby for several years and usually get out to the museum once or twice a season. Over the past several years there has not been a year that has gone by without some improvement or another. The displays are taking on a more organized appearance and the place is constantly being "spruced up".
Written August 13, 2017
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Thank you for returning to the museum on a regular basis and for noticing the improvements we're making. It's good to hear that people notice positive changes. Keep coming back!
Written August 15, 2017
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pskruse
Fargo, ND258 contributions
Friends
We nearly didn't give ourselves enough time to see everything because the operating times listed on the brochure were not correct. However, I am glad we did stop to see it as it truly was a "step back" in time. There are about 30 buildings to visit and each one is very interesting. It took us just over 2 hours but I would have enjoyed more time if I would have had it. I must say that the staff was friendly and assured us that we could come back the next day if we didn't get to see everything. I especially liked the school house and the display/information about Clifford Thompson who was a locally born man that grew to be 8' 7" tall. Be sure to read about this amazing man. A great place to visit - I would go again!
Written July 25, 2017
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Thank you for visiting our museum. Our hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Times in our brochures are outdated, but we have thousands and are trying to use them up. Current information on the museum can be found on our website: www.prairievillagemuseum.com or on Facebook. We are happy you enjoyed yourselves and hope you will come back again someday.
Written July 27, 2017
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Joe F
Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States16 contributions
Couples
Very enjoyable, so many vehicles to look at along with all the old buildings from time past. Being a car nut I wish they kept their cars in better condition, All the buildings and furnishings were nice to see. My brother and I visited the Museum. We were the first customers for the season.
Written May 30, 2017
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Galen M
Rugby, ND4 contributions
Family
Outstanding representation of the history of this region in north central USA. Probably the best overall museum in the State of North Dakota. You can spend less than an hour or the whole day. Several nearby options available for food, lodging and camping. Also within an hour of other museums and the Peace Gardens of USA/Canada.
Written February 13, 2017
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Prairie Village Museum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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