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Contact Us

Dick Reel (219) 575-7758

Carl Schultz (219) 380-5678

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Welcome to the Pioneer Village

Pioneerland is located at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds, LaPorte, Indiana.  It's inception began in 1995 as part of the LaPorte County Fair 150th Anniversary.  Since it's beginning, Pioneerland has grown to include:

  • log cabin
  • blacksmith shop
  • antique post & beam barn
  • one room school house
  • post office
  • general store
  • farm bureau cabin
  • pioneer heritage garden
  • outdoor cooking kitchen
  • quilter's cabin
  • artisan barn
  • wash house

The entire village was funded and is operated by volunteers.  The village depicts the 1800-1840's time period.  It's in full operation during the LaPorte Country Fair (the first full week in July), and for school tours the last weeks of May and the last two weeks of September.  It's also open the first weekend in December and for special events as requested.  The events include bus tours, church groups, weddings, etc.  NOTE: All buildings are handicap accessible. 


2009 Christmas Walk PDF Print
Saturday, 12 December 2009

The weather was great and our turn out for this years Christmas Walk was a huge success.  We had over 3000 people join us for the two days which was one of our largest attended Christmas Walks.  Everyone enjoyed the chance to take a sleigh/wagon ride; drink hot cider and eat home made cookies in the Log Cabin; say hello to Santa in the barn or stop in the one room school house and warm up by the stove.  Or, you could send a letter to Santa in the Post Office or maybe stop by the Blacksmithing building and see them making Christmas Bells and other decorative items out of metal.  Overall, the community had the chance to visit Pioneer Land and go back in time and see how the Pioneer's lived.  Below are many pictures from the Walk, enjoy.

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