You have to see it to believe it!

The largest private collection of Americana anywhere.


 Awarded "Best Pioneer History Collection" in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2017!


Contact us for more information or to make a tax-deductable donation. 


The Pioneer Village complex comprises 28 buildings on 20 acres housing over 50,000 irreplaceable items of historical value, restored to operating order, arranged in groups and also in the chronological order of their development.

There are 12 historic buildings around the circular "green". There's a Frontier Fort, a real honest-to-goodness Pony Express Station, an Iron Horse, and a home made of sod. There's a general store and a toy store, chock full of all the goods from yesteryear. An original art collection including 25 Currier and Ives prints, 23 Jackson paintings, and the largest single collection of Rogers statues.

You can see a priceless steam carousel, 17 historic flying machines and marvel at 100 antique tractors. See the world's oldest Buick, a 1902 Cadillac and a 1903 Ford, both designed by Henry Ford, plus 350 other antique cars, all displayed in their order of development.

For a relaxing trip into yesteryear, come to Pioneer Village and experience:

  • Pony Express Relay Station

  • Original Elm Creek Stockade

  • Historic Country Church

  • Historic General Store

  • Historic Sod House

  • One Room School House

  • Antique Toy Collection

  • Blacksmith Shop  



 2 Day Get-a-Way 


Holiday Special




To celebrate the Christmas Season we are offering a Holiday Special.  You and a guest will receive two 2 day admission passes to the Pioneer Village and one night in a spacious comfortable room at the Pioneer Motel for only $99.95.   The renovated rooms at the Pioneer Motel are conveniently located adjacent to the Pioneer Village. Expires February 28, 2018.  Based on availability.










A short drive off Interstate 80

Easy to find

Pioneer Village is at:
138 E US Highway 6
Minden, NE 68959

(308) 832-1181  Museum

(308) 832-2750  Motel & RV Park

(800) 445-4447  Toll Free

Just 12 Miles South of I-80 from Exit 279
From I-80 Exit 279, take Harold Warp Memorial Drive (Nebr. Hwy 10) South to Minden.

Museum entrance is at the North East corner of the intersection of US 6 & 34 and Nebr. Hwy 10.



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Stay with Us!

Stay at our motel or campground for your most convenient access to the Pioneer Village. 


Hours of Operation

We are open year round, including all major Holidays, except Christmas Day.
Winter hours: 9am - 4:30pm (Labor Day to Memorial Day)

Summer hours: 9am - 6pm (Memorial Day to Labor Day ).

Call for Spring and Fall Hours


Adult Admission is just $14.25 (tax included), $7.25 (tax included) for children 6 to 12 years old.  Children 5 and under are free.  A 2 day Adult museum pass is available for $20.50 (tax included).  Contact us for special group and school rates.


Pets are not allowed inside the museum.

Museum Buildings are not heated during winter months.

Spend the Day. Learn the story of America and how it grew.


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