or Administrative Personnel:
take pleasure in having your school visit Minnesota
Pioneer Park this Spring and Fall 2017. Over our 43
years, the children who have attended our tours have
enjoyed this field trip, and some have returned as adults
to recall their childhood memories of this trip through
history. Our Park is "unique" from the typical park or
amusement center, and for this reason, it holds the
students' interests. Depending on our staffing of guides
dressed in period costume, there will be demonstrations
throughout the tour, school lessons and some hands on
you to go to our web site www.pioneerpark.org and, on our
home page click on “Virtual Tours.” This will give you an
in-depth visual of over 20 pioneer structures within our
opened in 1972 with the donation of land from the City of
Annandale, and the Soo Line railway donated the original
Annandale railway depot and a Soo Line caboose. We now
host 22 buildings, each having a different theme. The
buildings are either original to the site, were donated
by area supporters, or are reproductions. Within our
collection of buildings, we feature an original one-room
schoolhouse, which was in operation until 1970, an 1880's
Finnish church, an original 1940's barn, a 1902 two story
home, a log cabin, a clay and sod claim shanty, and a
late 1800's replica village.
historical Soo Line Depot is one of the highlights of
your tour. Our guides will explain the importance of the
depot and the part it played in pioneer
Bonnet Gift Shop located within the Soo Line Depot takes
on the appearance of what a country store would have
looked like in the early 1900’s. We do depend on the gift
shop's revenue, which plays an important part in
financing many of our building repairs and maintenance.
We offer many hand-made fun and educational
pioneer-themed items. Many of these items including “old
fashioned candy” sell for under $1.00 and will certainly
appeal to children of all ages. This also invokes a sense
of responsibility for the kids to take control of keeping
that allowance to spend on a treasure to remember their
visit to the Park. Don’t despair, included in our Gift
Shop are novel bric-a-brac items for the ladies and
Did you know
your school is in within an hour’s drive to our historic
Pioneer Park is located in Annandale, Minnesota, just one
hour west of the Twin Cities on Highway 55. We are a
non-profit open-air museum, staffed by volunteers
dedicated to displaying and teaching the history and
culture of Minnesota settlers.
Spring and Fall tours. The Park is also available if you
would like to plan a summer time visit. It is as simple
as calling the Office Coordinator to set up your
itinerary and let us know what your expectations are.
Admission is $4.00 per student, and $5.00 for adults. For
every 12 students, 1 adult is free. Admission for bus
drivers and medical assistants is waived.
complete the attached form and mail it to Minnesota
Pioneer Park to reserve your booking now. Remember a 25%
deposit is required to hold your date! Please call first
to reserve your date! Receipt of your deposit will be
at least two week notice to schedule your class since we
have to coordinate our volunteer guides for your tour.
Book now to make sure your students get the best dates!!!
Please call our office at (320) 274-8489 for available
dates for 2017 Spring and Fall Tours (Mid-April through
June, September & October
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
information 320-274-8489 or
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday 12:00 PM to
Citizens (60 and over): $5
(6-16 yrs.): $3.00
yrs and under: Free
by an adult
at all times.
cannot accept credit cards.
admission may vary from General Admission, see
individual event for admission prices.
Tour takes up
at 4:00 PM
Open to the
public. visitors welcome
6:30 p.m. on
the first Tuesday of each month.
speaker or a presentation will be