Pioneer Village Campground

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Centrally located in the small city of Minden, Nebraska, Pioneer Village Campground is conveniently situated right next to the city's main claim to fame: Pioneer Village. If you're looking for a place to park your RV rental to visit this much-acclaimed attraction housing one of the nation's largest collections of Americana, then you should definitely consider camping at Pioneer Village Campground. Child and pet-friendly, this RV park is suitable for big rigs, while the grounds feature plenty of mature trees with both shaded and unshaded sites available.

RV camping at Pioneer Village Campground gives you access to the on-site dump station and gift shop. Sites provide 30/50 amp electrics and a choice of partial or full hookups. With picnic tables, restrooms, and a bathhouse at your disposal, you'll have everything you need to enjoy your stay. With both pull-through and back-in sites, you're sure to find the ideal spot to enjoy your Minden camper rental.

There are numerous area attractions worth visiting when you book an RV in Kearney County. In fact, within just a short drive of Pioneer Village Campground, you'll find a wealth of recreational activities and sites of natural beauty all waiting to be explored. From hiking to water sports, historical landmarks, and scenic state parks, thanks to its excellent location in the Great Plains area, you'll have plenty to both see and do when you rent a camper near Pioneer Village Campground.

The Great Outdoors

Situated not too far away near Alma, Harlan County Lake is a must-visit when RV camping at Pioneer Village Campground. On the Republican River, the lake is classed as Nebraska's second-largest, with 75 miles of shoreline and over 13,000 surface acres of water. Nine developed sites around the lake provide ample recreation opportunities, including RV camping. Fishing, boating, and water skiing are all popular activities. Thanks to its location on the Central American Flyway, the lake is a prime destination for bird spotting, welcoming millions of migratory birds every year. In fact, over 300 different bird species have been spotted at Harlan County Lake, including golden eagles, osprey, and snow geese. Take the Pheasant Ridge Trail for a three-mile stroll along the shoreline and enjoy the scenic vistas and local wildlife spotting.

Windmill State Park is another great place to visit when you rent a camper near Pioneer Village Campground. Between Kearney and Grand Island at the Gibbon interchange, this park is one of the highlights of the area's unique chain of islands that stretches along Interstate 80. Visitors can admire the assortment of fully restored, historic windmills after which the park is named. The tallest, an old railroad windmill, is over 60 feet tall. Aside from its historical charm and picturesque beauty, you can also enjoy fishing and boating on the park's six lakes. There is a designated swimming beach available if you want to cool off or try a game of sand volleyball. The park's two-mile scenic trail makes for a great way to stretch your legs while taking in the sights. Stop for a picnic, there are plenty of tables and grills available, or stay over at one of the many dedicated RV camping sites.

Drive just a little farther down the interstate to Doniphan and spend the day exploring Mormon Island State Recreation Area. There are excellent wildlife viewing opportunities all year round; however, the park is famous for its congregations of hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes that stop on their migratory route every spring. There are also ample recreational opportunities on the two lakes, ideal for both fishing and boating. Cool off or just relax at one of the designated swimming beaches equipped with shower houses. Take a stroll along one of the many hiking trails or park your campervan rental at one of the RV camping sites and prolong your visit.

Exploring the Area

Of course, you can't go RV camping at Pioneer Village Campground without actually visiting Pioneer Village itself, one of the area's most famous attractions. Classed as one of the largest collections of Americana, there is something to interest everyone at Pioneer Village, with more than 50,000 objects on display in over 25 buildings. Organized chronologically from the 1830s to the present day, either take your time and browse through all of the collections and displays or home in on a particular era that interests you. There is also a restaurant and gift shop to visit on-site for food and souvenirs.

If you would like to find out more about the local area's rich past, stop by the Kearney County Historical Museum, located just a short distance from the campground. Four historical buildings house a vast collection of local artifacts and exhibitions, with some pieces dating back to the Civil War. Photos and printed materials will give you valuable insights into bygone times in Kearney County. Visiting the buildings themselves also provides an authentic historical experience, including one of the first train depots in the county, the first school in Minden, and the county's first post office and store all housing exhibits.

Fort Kearney Park and Recreational Area is another must-visit destination in your Minden camper rental. Built back in 1848 as protection for travelers using the Oregon-California Trail, the fort has also served as an important staging station as well as providing shelter for those building the Union Pacific Railroad. Today, the fort and its surroundings are a state historical park. You can visit authentically reconstructed buildings such as the stockade, parade ground, and blacksmith workshop to get a feel for what life was actually like living in the fort. The park's interpretive center displays exhibits alongside a video about the fort and its occupants. Aside from history, there are also plenty of recreational activities to get involved with, including fishing, swimming, and camping. If you enjoy hiking or biking, then check out the Fort Kearney Hike Bike Trail. Once part of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad, this paved trail stretches just over 13 miles to Cottonmill Park in Kearney.

While RV camping at Pioneer Village Campground, be sure to spend some time in Minden admiring the historic buildings and sampling some of the popular local restaurants with their wide range of cuisines. Over the holidays, the city comes to life with the courthouse and square lit up with hundreds of lights, giving the city its well-earned title of "Nebraska's Christmas City." This tradition dates back to 1915 and today, the city holds a Christmas Pageant, performed by local residents throughout the festive season. Whenever you choose to camp in an RV near Minden, you'll find there is a huge variety of sights to see and visit. So whether you are looking to enjoy the great outdoors or to delve into the area's rich culture and heritage, make the very most of your trip with a camper rental.

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