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Pleasure

This is a charming place to wander around for an hour or so and learn the early history of Owatonna.

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Clare L
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Tucson
Day trip delight

Took our friends on a mystery trip here. Great fun and interesting. Our guide was so friendly and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
nagel57
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Lake City, Minnesota
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11 Oct 2018
“Pleasure”
6 Aug 2018
“Day trip delight”
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In 1962 the Society was offered the Saco Church located 7 miles southwest of Owatonna, and with the support of the Steele County Agricultural Society, the Society permanently leased a portion of the southeast section of the fairgrounds to begin a...more
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is a charming place to wander around for an hour or so and learn the early history of Owatonna.

Thank Clare L
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Took our friends on a mystery trip here. Great fun and interesting. Our guide was so friendly and gave great information. there are 18 buildings to walk through. Post office farm machinery, mansion, and so much more. You could spend more time browsing that is...More

Thank nagel57
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The MS Tram stayed in the fair grounds next to the village. Well kept buildings. Nice variation of old stores, a church, etc.

1  Thank ancientmoods
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Be sure to take some time and wander around this unique village...the city has done a wonderful job of preserving the history of this county with this collection of buildings

Thank mkottke77
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I was just amazed at all the buildings that have been relocated to this spot to create the village. While I was there on a day when only the historic home was open, I spent quite a bit of time walking around, looking in the...More

Thank charylec
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Instead of destroying old historic buildings, the city of Owatonna has moved and will continue to move these gems to 1 centralized location. village of yesteryear!

Thank zvon
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Any visitor would benefit from visiting the Village of Yesteryear. This week is fair week and the entire Village is open and staffed! A walk not only down memory lane, but of the history of AMerica farmland.

Thank ingodwetrusttoday
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Open to Steele County Fair goers, visiting the Village of Yesteryear is like walking back in time. With something historical and educational to see in each building you can quickly learn some of the ways our ancestors did their activities of daily living. Enjoyment for...More

1  Thank Glenice S
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The tour was tour hours long and only $5. Very interesting! Bob knew a lot about the history of the Village of Yesteryear.

1  Thank kenjohnson28
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The buildings are well taken care of, and when you take a tour there are plenty of things to see. If you are a history buff they are a great place to visit. The flowers and gardens they grow are very nice as well.

1  Thank Melanie C
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24 August 2018|
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Tours Tuesday through Sunday at 1:30 through all buildings.
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