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Wessels Living History Farm

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Address: 5520 South Lincoln Avenue, York, NE 68467-9466
Phone Number:
+1 402-710-0682
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Wessels Living History Farm is a hands-on, working farm. Activities for all...

Wessels Living History Farm is a hands-on, working farm. Activities for all ages, something for everyone. Tour the 1917 house, post and beam barn, granary, and other outbuildings of the farm. Climb up on Dave Wessels' antique tractors, visit the 1905 church and learn something old in the rural schoolhouse. Check out the gift shop for locally made items Open Tues-Sat 10a-4p, and Sundays 1p- 4p beginning May 2. Special tours, events, and space rental is available year-round. The farm is a great destination for weddings, family reunions, field trips and other gatherings. Experience life on a 1920s farm!

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Flashback to the '20s

Great display of a 1920ish farmstead. Well maintained and cared for. The house is spectacular and our guide, Marilyn, treated us as guests in her own home. Many, many beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Connie D
Seward, Nebraska, United States
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Seward, Nebraska, United States
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Great display of a 1920ish farmstead. Well maintained and cared for. The house is spectacular and our guide, Marilyn, treated us as guests in her own home. Many, many beautiful Art Deco and pieces from the 20s. Very, very well presented as a upper-class farm family. Great for all ages.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

There are larger museums of farming in the MIdwest, but this one is interesting because of its focus on life in the 1920s. The house is well-furnished with period decor and items for daily living. Our tour guide for the house was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The collection of tractors in the barn is impressive but could use more interpretive signage.... More 

1 Thank KCBirdLady
Montgomery, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We have driven past for years but never taken the time to stop until now! What a great place! A 1916 restored Sears house, barns with animals and baby animals. A huge shed with antique tractors, a restored church and restored school house and so much more! A great place to take you children or grandchildren!

2 Thank Arlene711
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

What a great place in the middle of Nebraska that just keeps getting better and better. Experience a day from long ago. You won't be disappointed!!

1 Thank MidwestLovestotravel
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Family took us here to see some of the history of Nebraska and farming. All of the buildings and collections and remarkable. The detail and time they have taken to take you back in time is amazing. My favorite was the house with the guided tour. It was fun and informative. Defiantly a place that should not be missed. Well... More 

1 Thank Tazzyturn
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Kids like the mini cows,horses, goats,and mules. They have chickens too. After the your of the house you were able to visit them as long as you want. Overall experience is still under construction which is why I didn't give it a full rating.

1 Thank Karl R
Spring Valley
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

A wonderful step back in time. Engaging guides, clean, well preserved buildings and artifacts. A must see for anyone in the area.

2 Thank Geraldine W
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Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We had a really good time. I can't wait to go back with a group! It's inexpensive and definitely worth spending the day. The staff were so attentive and most of all they took their time to explain the details of every room. Seth is still talking about it!

2 Thank Dawn C
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

The kids and I all enjoyed everything! The tour of the buildings including a church and school house. Explanations of the tools and implements in the house and barn; in the kitchen we got to sample corn meal cookies for which we got a recipe. We especially loved the mini horse, cow, burro and goat and their babies; adorable. The... More 

2 Thank NebrWanderer
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

The living farm had a great tour of the historic Nebraska home. The guides explained what life was like when women stuck their hand in an oven to check the temperature. Pies were made from scratch and women washed clothes on a wash board. It was a great way to discover the history of growing corn and Nebraska's past. The... More 

6 Thank Sandra K

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