Pioneer Auto Museum
Pioneer Auto Museum
4.5
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Established in 1954, and known as “The Big Variety Show,” the Pioneer Auto Show and Prairie Town in Murdo, South Dakota, provides families a trip through the history of 20th century America with its more than 250 classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and bicycles.Prairie Town continues the adventure; offering visitors a rendezvous with the past via self-guided tours through early renditions of a Midwestern, turn of the century town, complete with depot, bank, and school.
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  • ConnieKPilotGrove
    Pilot Grove, Missouri30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss this!
    Totally worth the stop. They have more than just cars. There is so much stuff and it's all amazing. The cars are absolutely beautiful ! We were there early in the season and not everything was open. I'd love to go back. The owners were so friendly and talked to us and filled us in on the history of the collection. They have a great gift shop and restaurant too. Made our day!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 September 2023
  • charles g
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Hidden Gem on the Road
    We were excited to see the cars, but found so much more to look at. The place is a step back into time. As we enjoyed the different automobiles and trucks, we discovered hidden treasures all around bringing back memories of our childhood. From memorable toys, metal lunch boxes, recreated buildings and their settings we were always seeing something out of the ordinary. Definitely a stop to make along a road trip and have lunch in their cafe.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
  • 63impala
    Stoneham, Massachusetts1,366 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome place to check out!
    This is a must see museum. You need at least 3 hours to be able to see everything. This place is even liked by the American Pickers. Whether its a car or machine of vending machine, arcade game, it is here.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 May 2024
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63impala
Stoneham, MA1,366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a must see museum. You need at least 3 hours to be able to see everything. This place is even liked by the American Pickers. Whether its a car or machine of vending machine, arcade game, it is here.
Written 26 May 2024
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charles g
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were excited to see the cars, but found so much more to look at. The place is a step back into time. As we enjoyed the different automobiles and trucks, we discovered hidden treasures all around bringing back memories of our childhood. From memorable toys, metal lunch boxes, recreated buildings and their settings we were always seeing something out of the ordinary. Definitely a stop to make along a road trip and have lunch in their cafe.
Written 21 October 2023
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ConnieKPilotGrove
Pilot Grove, MO30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Totally worth the stop. They have more than just cars. There is so much stuff and it's all amazing. The cars are absolutely beautiful ! We were there early in the season and not everything was open. I'd love to go back. The owners were so friendly and talked to us and filled us in on the history of the collection. They have a great gift shop and restaurant too. Made our day!
Written 6 September 2023
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marc w
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Has lots of cars and much more non car items. Most not well displayed. Has some not pristine condition vehicles that you can touch. Too costly. See the tractor museum in Kimball instead.
Written 26 August 2023
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Sue L
Inver Grove Heights, MN25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This was a super fun visit. There were many buildings FULL of really amazing cars.

It's set up in kind of and old western town feel and maybe sometimes the displays were a little too dusty BUT, It was WAY more fun than visiting these cars in a shiny, clean "museum."

Overall, it was a good value and we had a good time.
Written 5 September 2022
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Traveling M
Mankato, MN89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an interesting place. There was a lot to look at. If you don’t have time it is not a must stop. If you enjoy history and reading you will enjoy this place.
Written 12 August 2022
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KAB
New Hampton, IA98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Decided to stop and see this as we saw numerous billboards along the interstate. Very neat stop — saw lots of old vehicles in artifacts. Would definitely recommend to stop.
Written 31 July 2022
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R&N
Kingston, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
If you appreciate antique cars, juke boxes, player pianos, signs, and antiques of all kinds DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE. It is a treasure trove packed with rare items from yesteryear. Nice people who really care about you and your experience. Would definitely go again!
Written 27 June 2022
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David S
Alsip, IL31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was pleasantly surprised to find the Pioneer Auto Museum had so much more than just autos. While it had plenty of vintage autos and motorcycles, it also had sveral buildings full of old toys, firearms, business equipment and much more. We spent a couple hours enjoying the antiques. Overall it exceeded my expectations. The Giesler family has spent several decades collecting these treasures. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written 6 October 2021
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Pam
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
This is a very sad place as items were not of museum quality. Expected to see higher quality items but most items in bad repair and what I would consider junk. The name “Pioneer Auto Museum” is also misleading. The name should be “Pioneer Antique Museum” as there is a hodgepodge of everything, not just cars.
Written 20 September 2021
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