Dakota City Heritage Village

Contact Information


  • $5 - $20 per person for special events and tours; see website for specific prices. Free parking, trolley rides through village for some events. Museum is free except during some special events.


    • May 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018


More Information


  • From Twin Cities: Take Hwy 77 (Cedar) south to Hwy 50. Turn left on Hwy 50 (east) to Denmark Ave. Turn right (south) on Denmark to 220th St W. Turn left (east) onto 220th St W to entrance of Dakota City and the Fairgrounds on right-hand side (2nd street)

Other Date Information

  • Museum open during special events and the county fair; tours and special programs - call the office to schedule. Family & Friends Fun Days 2017: June 16, July 21; 10am - 12pm, guided tour with hands-on activities through the village.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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    4008 W 220th St
    Farmington, MN 55024
    Call: (651) 460-8050

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    4008 220th Street West
    Farmington, MN 55024
    Call: (651) 460-8050

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