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Pioneer Village Campground

Minden, Nebraska


138 E US Highway 6
Minden, Nebraska 68959
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 135
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.50532
Longitude: -98.94854

Elevation: 2162' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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19 Reviews

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This large park is a classic example of "You get what you pay for!" We stayed here about 15 years ago and the park was very nice, well kept and convenient for visiting the Pioneer Village, next door. Today, both the park and the Pioneer Village, are full well showing their age. Grass needed to be mowed very badly. Many electric boxes no longer worked. Bathrooms and showers were in deplorable condition. We were warned to not sit in our lawn chairs in the grass--as ticks and chiggers were terrible. It just made us sad to see the condition of both. We will not attempt to stay here again---and I will be surprised if it is even open many more years. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Pioneer Village itself is absolutely full of interesting old stuff. I had forgotten how many really great Americana treasures it contains in its 26 buildings---old cars, airplanes, trucks, buggies, household furniture and appliances, tools, etc. etc. But, the buildings are in poor repair, lighting is bad, displays are very dated and dusty, etc. Sad. Sad. Sad. Just wonder how much longer they will keep the doors open. There were less than 10 people there the day we were there!

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We called ahead for reservations for 50amp, fhu for 40ft fifth wheel. When we got closer I called and asked what spot we had. The lady answering the phone said to just pick a spot and tell them which one you took. We managed to get into a site only to discover it was 30 amp. When I finally found the office to check in he reduced the rate to that of a 30 amp site. The motel and restaurant are in serious need of maintenance and the RV spots need mowed and cleaned. The bath house is still closed. We stayed there because we went to Pioneer Village but probably would never stay again. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Pioneer Village is impressive so should be visited. I would however find somewhere else to stay. It only takes a few hours to see the exhibits.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed so we could visit the Warp Pioneer museum. We had been back in 2004 and wanted to go back to the museum. You could tell the campground and hotels were probably cool in the 50s but haven't been kept up well. As another reviewer said they don't even have a bathhouse, they just have campers use the bathroom in two of the old hotel rooms. The museum has interesting artifacts but i hate to say I can't imagine it being open in 10 years. Everything looks like it's just barely hanging on. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Only one grocery store in town. No laundry at the campground or in downtown Minden.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The Pioneer Museum is quite interesting, but the operators of the RV park obviously have invested $0 in facilities for many years. We found unpainted plywood boxes at the sites rather than the usual pedestals for hookups. Also, the campground bathrooms were "closed for renovations" when we were there, and management offered the facilities in two adjacent decrepit motel rooms instead. Also, there are no laundry facilities. There are lovely trees around the sites, but there's no way these rates are appropriate given the facilities' conditions. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

What a dump. Save your $38 ($35 for 50A hook-up + tax. Needs TLC is a kind understatement. Send in a bulldozer. So filthy, couldn't even touch the flush handle on toilet, used by shoe!! We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This park needs some TLC for $38 (including tax). The discount they give is one free admission to the Pioneer Village which amounts to $14 ($12.50 for senior) so that is nice. Our power and water pressure are fine, but sites are close, very dry grass and lots of dirt. There are some big trees so our satellite won't work but there may be some sites where it would. We don't need the showers or restrooms but our neighbors tell us that they are not clean at all. This is very convenient if visiting the Pioneer Village and there is a nice little Mexican restaurant in town as well. Probably not a place we'd stay again. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Some highlights: Admission to the neighboring museum, grassy areas, level spot, nice travelers. But the downfalls: no kid-friendly spots like playgrounds, etc., sites so close together and some switched. So that our neighbor put their slide and awning out and it prevented us from putting our own out: they were that close, slanted opposite and door-to-door. I like a little more privacy than what that offered, and it was tricky to get our rig out without crashing into the neighbor. Bathrooms were sketchy: lots of grime, signs indicating malfunction, rubber mats that did not appear to have been tended to (we passed on showering there). The neighboring museum seems like a treasure from 1960. It does not appear to have been updated much since then (similar to the RV park), yet is an eclectic collection of Americana that is worth an overnight stay. We'd come again, but we'd fight for a roomier site. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Large shade trees in nice setting are the only plus to this park in a run down complex. The bathrooms are disgusting (I refused to use these facilities) and the was reception not much better. We did not try the restaurant as it looked shabby as well, as did the entire complex. Would be okay for a night if fully self contained, but we would not stay here again. Avoid if you need bathroom facilities. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is fairly good overall. It is safe, quiet (except for the railroad a time or two), and quite adequate. The railroad was not a problem for us. The campground is behind the museum which is simply a diamond in distress. The museum is in major need of maintenance as well as several other buildings on the property. However, my friend stayed in the newer hotel and it was pretty good. We didn't use the bathrooms. The utilities were fine but locked in a tiny shed at each site. Yes I said locked in a tiny shed that you access with a key from the office. The restaurant was horrid and was a mistake. There was a really nice grill across from the courthouse which was about 5 blocks away. We walked to the grill and an IGA grocery store. Our site had sand burrs so watch out for these for our furry friends. The site cost was for 50 amp service and included a ticket to the museum and an acceptable continental breakfast. I would definitely stay here again. Be sure and see the museum as I was astounded by how such treasures are housed in such a run down building. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

The sites are mostly shaded, very nice. However the restrooms are old, not very clean. I did not use the shower. $16 per night, group rate for water and electric, a great deal. The Wi-Fi was adequate. The Pioneer Village museum is huge, lots to see; however, it could use some updating. Would camp here again. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Previous reviewers for 2011 are accurate. We spent two nights here while visiting the museum, which is first rate, albeit in need of maintenance and cleaning. The $28 dollar per night rate does include an adult museum admission, which saves $11 dollars, so really a pretty good deal. There are only a dozen sites with sewer hook up. The remainder are electric and water only. While I don't use the restrooms/showers I did go in them and they are in dire need of repairs. Tile is falling off shower walls, the paint is flaking and there is a lot of rusty water stains from faucets dripping. Our campsite faucet handle was broken, someone had driven over the fixture, bending the pipe. It appears to have been that way for some time. The grounds themselves just need a good clean up. The adjacent motel condition makes the RV campground look even worse as the bushes are overgrown and weeds are coming up through the parking lot cracks. The roads in and out of this RV park have large pot holes, and signage for the park and registration is poor. That being said, as it is the only place to camp, they must feel no improvements are needed yet. Voltage was good, water pressure was good. Dump station is hidden behind four dumpsters so you can't get real close to the sewer lid. AT&T cell service and Verizon air card worked. Sites on the South Row of the RV Park will allow for satellite TV. Other sites are iffy due to large trees. The trains tear through Minden on a regular basis, laying on their horn as they cross the main intersection: which is only two blocks from the rv park. But thankfully, I didn't hear any come through after 10 pm while we were here. There is a bit of highway noise from trucks using their engine brakes as they come into Minden, but that is not something the RV Park management can do anything about. I got used to it after the first night. Overall, an acceptable and safe place to stay for a night or two and I would come back. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

A pleasant campground although very rundown. If it had been full it would have been slide to slide the sites are so narrow. They only have a few 50 amp sites and they were all full so we ended up in a 30 amp with no sewer but for 2 days it was OK. The Pioneer Village is walking distance and it is a wonderful place for adults and children and a bargain $11.75 and you get one free entrance with your camping fees. We would stay here again. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here on your recent travels around Nebraska and found this park to be very outdated and to actually be below average especially for what they charge. The sites all seemed to dirt with very little gravel base making for a mess in the Nebraska rain. The showers and restrooms were in need of a lot of attention and updating. The only thing going for this park is that it is located next to Pioneer Village and the fact that you do get one free adult admission for staying in the park. I would have a difficult time staying here again. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here as part of a rally. The park was adequate for our needs. The electric worked as did the water. We did not have sewer hookups. The bathrooms were not clean (lots of spiderwebs and dead bugs). With some TLC, this could be a nice park again. Sad to see it being let go. The museum is a must-see and the town of Minden was amazingly welcoming to all of us. I would stay here again . . . just keep your expectations low. The number of sites is misleading -- they have a huge open field for tents that must account for most of those sites. There were around 30 or so RV sites. Not actually sure of price as we were with a group but it's a required field. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

The Pioneer Village is the best museum in the U.S. It's a must see. Unfortunately the old RV Park has not been upgraded in many years. There are no amenities. We stayed in one of the few full-hookup spots. The park is very heavily wooded so forget about getting satellite TV. Why they don't cut down a few trees and open it up a bit is beyond me. And while they're at it they should replace the bathroom/showers. The place is way overpriced. We camped at Pioneer Village Campground in a Motorhome.

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