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Address: 2187 East Highway 101, Shakopee, MN 55379-1797
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Walk back in history

This place is a true walk back in history from the 1850s to the 1890s. There are farms and house from different time periods in the 1800's and on some weekends there are people... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a true walk back in history from the 1850s to the 1890s. There are farms and house from different time periods in the 1800's and on some weekends there are people dressed up from the time period. Defiantly for history lovers!!!

2 Thank MandySSS
Medina, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went with his parents. The horse trolley was fun and an easy way to get to some of the buildings. The tour was fun to see all the houses and fun to see those in costume. They were friendly and gave good background information m

1 Thank Stephanie F
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We did the tour and got to go into buildings that arent just open. We had a blast and my kids learned a lot. They have toured many historical places so some of the things they knew. The dressmaker was in so they got to see how an old sewing machine works! If it is your first time definitely do... More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We visited with two families that included 6 kids under the age of 7. They had so much fun! There was a lot to see and learn and a lot more hands on activities for the kids than we expected. Pack a picnic lunch and plan on spending 1/2 day visiting the homes and shops.

1 Thank Michelle P
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The people at the landing were very knowledgeable. The people at the landing were actually cooking reAl food on old fashion stoves. They all played their parts very were. I loved the Wild West show and gun fights.

1 Thank tanna123
wazata, mn
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Murphy's landing is the best kept secret in the cities! it is an old 1889 village set up with the original houses brought in from all over the state. its open every weekend in the summer. you can go into each house where there is a interpreter that is in authentic costume and can tell you so much about the... More 

4 Thank madamlorna
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We have taken grandkids here for folkways of Christmas - a living history village to se how people lived and celebrated in the late 1800's. You can go at your own pace

1 Thank Carol B
AV, California
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203 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Every time I'm in Minnesota I'm amazed how many people I encounter who don't know about this place - literally a walk through history. After you pay the small fee to get in, you get on a horse-drawn wagon that takes you to a cabin like the kind trappers lived in before Minnesota was a state. It's not a replica.... More 

5 Thank dmpdsc
Savage, Minnesota
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We live fairly close to the Landing and try to stop at least once a summer. I love taking time to really walk through and look at the old buildings. The staff is very knowledgeable about the buildings and the and the era each one is from. There is also a fantastic nature trail that runs along side the river... More 

2 Thank Shelley R
St. Paul, MN
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226 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We took the grandkids here for the day. They had a blast. Asked many questions of the costumed workers and they were all right up to date with the era they were in. It was disappointing that several of the buildings were not open but it was very hot so maybe they did not have enough staff. Would love to... More 

2 Thank 2gothere

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