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Best during events

This is a pretty cool place to visit, but you have to be ready to walk a little outside - so don't... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
DelayedScholar
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Austin, Texas
Not busy at all

I wish we would have visited it in the fall. The parking lot was empty when we arrived and there... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
TX4B
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Houston, Texas
via mobile
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We came on a Sunday. No one was in period costume and available except the blacksmith. The General Store had things made in India in it. Didn't understand why you would go through so much trouble to make a whole community correct to the period and then have a General Store with junk made overseas. It would have been nice to have all local, historically accurate items to buy. There was trash on the ground and the trash can was full in the bathroom (and we got there 15 minutes after it opened). Our visit was also around Halloween so there were plastic pumpkins hanging in the trees and Halloween decorations around the place. Hmmm...kind of takes away from the whole historical ambiance. Several of the houses looked like they had been used for other events and not cleaned up. A few of the doors to the houses were locked and we could not go in or look inside.

2  Thank blondie0172
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Drove 4 hours away from home with the girlfriend for a vacation day, stumbled across this place and I'm really glad we did. Very beautiful walk into history, took up quite a bit of time (1-2hrs) and we had a blast. These tickets are fairly cheap and were worth every penny.

2  Thank Cameron L
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to go to get a look at the past. From the development of the houses to the stories explaining tidbits of info about how things were done in the past. There are livestock, horses, ponies, chickens and rabbits about but no feeding allowed for safety reasons. It was very hot! So like another review suggested we brought water and fan spray bottles.

1  Thank Nakey20
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Not only do you get to see how people lived before AC and electricity, but you get try your hand at making butter, learn to sew, and many other fun and informative workshops available to attend. Authentic homes with people who not only just work there, but they "live" the life of those from the past. Complete in period costumes and all.

2  Thank Tarica C
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

You can easily tour the grounds in a morning or afternoon, but then there's no hurry either! The buildings and grounds provide a firsthand look at life in Texas over the years. The site is laid out nicely and is user friendly. When you're there, you can understand why one church has its annual Easter sunrise service on the grounds.

2  Thank GBinFL
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