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“Activities abound all year”

Village of Yesteryear
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Owatonna
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Owner description: This setting features twelve historic buildings, including log cabins, a railroad depot and a blacksmith shop.
minnesota
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110 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Activities abound all year”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

There is something always happening at the Village of Yesteryear. In August, the Steele County Free Fair is underway and that is a fun time to visit. They have an authentic Rendevous of Trappers and Voyageurs in the fall. They also decorate for the holidays and have the High School Carolers perform. Check with the Chamber of Commerce or Village of Yesteryear directly to visit at a time that has extra entertainment or food being served.

Visited August 2012
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English first
New York City, New York
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163 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Need to make a reservation to see it unless it's fair time.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

I thought this would be a neat way to spend an afternoon. Wrong. Unless the County Fair is going on, you need to make a reservation, which we did. What a disappointment! We spend $5.00 each just to see recreated "authentic" buildings in the Village of Yesteryear.
Want a nice way to spend some time in Owatonna, this isn't it.

Visited February 2012
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Daughters Wedding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

Our daughters had here wedding here. It was very nice reminded me of Little House on the Prairie.

Visited July 2011
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Get taken back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

A great way to escape the real world. I always save an afternoon each summer to re connect with it.

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