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Tours

Dakota City is host to a number of tours throughout the year providing living history, educational and entertaining experiences. We also collaborate with organizations seeking a pioneer village setting for their events. Admission prices vary per event with affordability for families to attend kept in mind.

All Tours
One Room School

This 4-hour tour is suggested for 2nd grade and up. Children will spend 2 hours in the One Room School with a costumed school marm, doing 1900-era schoolwork using lesson books the children can keep, as well as using our slates and chalk, while sitti...

Village Experience

This is a two hour walking tour for 3rd grade and up. Children will visit 8-9 buildings with a costumed guide taking children back to 1900. Some activities children might do to experience life of long ago could include: using the writing slates and c...

Hands On History

Hands On History tour is for Kindergarten to 2nd grades. This tour is 90-120 minutes walking through 6 - 8 buildings as a costumed guide helps bring history to life. Some activities children might do to experience 1900 life could include: helping wit...

Adult or Senior Citizen Tour

Come relive the youth of your parents or maybe even the youth you remember! This tour is tailored to the needs of the adults, either walking or riding the trolley through the Village, visiting select buildings with a costumed guide. You have the opti...

Group Tours – Schools

Dakota City provides a number of educational programs that provide personal experiences designed to meet the age and interests of the school group attending. Tours can be customized to classroom learning and you can choose which buildings you want t...

Family & Friends Fun Day

This summer, bring your kids, grandkids and friends to visit the past and experience life at the turn of the last century on our Family & Friends Fun Day, offered one Friday in June and one in July. Stroll through the museum and see horse-drawn b...

Children’s Birthday Parties

Have an old-fashioned birthday party in our Village. Activities could include: Dress up in 1900s era clothing from our costume room Play old-fashioned games Visit selected buildings and learn about life in 1900 Experience hands-on activitie...

Lunch, Tea & Trolley Tour for adult groups

Ladies, put on your Red Hats and come back in time for a Village tour and luncheon! This is a tour for all adult groups and is especially popular with Red Hat and other ladies' groups. Ride the trolley through the Village with a costumed guide and v...

Scout Tours

These tours are designed for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts working on their Go-See-Its, Adventures, historical advances or badges. The tour takes 2 hours, walking through several buildings in the Village with a costumed guide, learning about life in the...

Homeschool Tours

Homeschool tours are available for homeschool groups. Tours are tailored for the ages of the children and length of the tour time (2 - 4 hours), similar to our other school tours. The cost is $7.00 for each person attending, age 3 and up. Minimum num...

Summer in the Village Program

Dakota City is open during the months of June, July and August for scheduled group tours.  This 2 hour program is designed to give the daycare centers, home daycare groups, YMCA groups, and other groups, the experience of what life would have been l...