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May 2, 2011 - Second Day, Pioneer Village

We spent most of today in the village again today. There is just too much to see. We only came back to the coach for lunch and a short rest. I was tired tonight so we went to the Village restaurant. Russell ordered a dinner salad that was an extra 95 cents to go with the cheeseburger he ordered. You should have seen his face when they brought him a bowl of iceberg lettuce and about a tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese on it. He asked the waitress if they ever put anything else in their salad and she said no. I gave him the tomato,...

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May 1, 2011 - Pioneer Village in Minden, NE

We stumbled upon an American treasure today. Pioneer Village has more to see than the Smithsonian on our early American history and technology. We spent all day here and will stay one more day for sure. Still just seeing the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Russell said everyone should have this place on their bucket list and he is so right. They have a restaurant, motel and campground so we are camped here tonight. Walked a lot today and my back is angry. Iced it and downed some motrin and hope it helps. I got the short story prompt at noon...

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Jul 26, 2010 - Monday 7/26/10- Pioneer Village

First, in the morning we went into Kearney to visit Morris Press. Morris Press is the printer and distributor of the spiral bound cookbooks that are sold as fund raisers or for families. Their little outlet store stocks over runs of the books. We did not expect to walk in and find anything that we recognized but eagle eye Bob spotted a "Zonta of the Black Hills" cookbook and I found the "Bicentennial Cookbook from the First Congregational Church in Morrisville, VT (2007)" Morrisville, being where our friends Dave and Nancy Shambaugh live....

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Jul 10, 2010 - Minden, NE

Stayed at the Pioneer Village Campground. The Pioneer Village is 25 buildings of things from the past...cars, tractors, farm equipment, airplanes, stage coaches, fire trucks, china, collections of all kinds,etc. I could go on for days trying to explain. Go to their website and check it out. We found this unexpected place out in the middle of nowhere in Nebraska. It was started by Harold Warp. He invented "Flex-O-glass" and his son still runs the company in Chicago. We spent 2 nights there. Saw hundreds of big lightning bugs at night.

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Sep 24, 2008 - Minden, Nebraska

Happy birthday, Zac! I know what I was doing 21 years ago today. Scared to death!!!! But he has been the light of my life and I am so blessed that I have him as my son. -- Well, we are on the road again. Finally! We had earned a free night's stay in North Platte - you get one day free for every week you stay - but we are just so ready to get going again, that we decided to just let it go. We said our goodbyes to Tress and headed east with Carol following along behind us. We took Highway 30 which runs parallel to Interstate 80, but I think...

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Sep 4, 2008 - Minden, NE

September 4, 2008 Minden, NE Pioneer Village Campground We walked across the campground about 10 AM to the “Harold Warp Pioneer Village, Showing Man’s Progress from 1830 to 1960”. Before I-80 was built, 150,000 people visited each year – the #1 tourist attraction in Nebraska. It should still be a “must see” stop for all families – for it is a unique presentation of almost every significant thing in American life – all presented in chronological order, and all in working order…like the first Cadillac (actually made by Ford!), and dozens of...

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Sep 3, 2008 - Minden, NE

September 3, 2008 Minden, NE Pioneer Park Campground The shortest GPS navigation route took us 30 miles out I-70 to Byers, and then East on US 36 to US 34 across Southern Nebraska – so today’s 380 miles was almost all 2-lane roads. We’re now only 10 miles South of I-80 where we will spend two nights so we can explore Pioneer Village tomorrow. We went through a lot of “Radiator Springs” towns today, and Minden was surely in its heyday just before I-80 was built. But it’s also the home to our quiet campsite. And…here in these rural cornfields...

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Aug 15, 2008 - Nabraska

Have you ever been to Pioneer Village in Minden, Nebraska? We hadn't even heard of it until friends told us not to miss it. So we changed our route a little and traveled highway 6 from Omaha down through Lincoln and Hastings to Minden. Our first impression was, yeah-right! It looked old and the camp ground was a little shabby at first glance. It turned out to be a wonderful experience and we are so glad we went. If you are going through Nebraska on I-80, it would be worth your time to detour south about 12 miles to Minden and visit the...

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