The Village - Historic Loxton

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Allen Hosking Scenic Drive, Loxton, South Australia

(08) 8584 7194

thevillageloxton.com.au

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Step back in time: to an era before TV, air conditioners and computers, when bread was baked at home in a wood-fuelled oven, milk came directly from cows to the table and when horses pulled ploughs to cultivate the land. The Village, historic Loxton tells the stories of the region's early settlers and their families, displayed in over 45 recreated buildings and exhibits on the banks of the mighty Murray River. All buildings and displays have been relocated or built on site, with most replicating original constructions from Loxton's pioneering years. See how pioneers of the region transformed dry Mallee plains into lush citrus orchards and how farmers combated floods, drought, heat, rabbit plagues and devastating winds to produce some of the best cereal grain crops in the country. Experience the settler's lives, their churches, schools, homes and general stores. Plan to spend the day leisurely taking your time to explore thousands of historical house hold items, vintage machinery, vehicles plus much more. Exhibits are brought to life during 'Alive Days' As The Village has pets that roam the grounds, animals are not permitted within The Village. Pets are welcome to sit under the entrance building veranda and a water bowl can be provided for your pet's comfort. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy within The Village. Or treat yourself to a selection of tea, coffee, biscuits, drinks, ice-creams and treats from The Village shop. Smoking is not permitted inside The Village. No camping or overnight parking allowed. Opening Hours: Tues - Sunday 10am till 4pm Open Public Holiday Mondays (except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Will open by arrangement for groups who can't come any other day other than a Monday.

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Lat: -34.449791 Lng: 140.565597

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Living the dream, the Farnsy way

We were so impressed with Loxton Village a total credit to all volunteers, we loved there were so many things that we hands on, can never have enough for kids to get a real "feel" for a place. Having so many different buildings to go in and view we really enjoyed, commentary in most was helpful. Would love to have seen it on their special days. I would highly recommend it at $30 a family I thought it was a very affordable outting.

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MelRain

A wonderful museum full of interesting stories and features. Beautifully done. Don't miss it. Very helpful staff.

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lifeoutsidework

Fabulous place to visit! 45 buildings set out in the"main street" to wander around and explore. So much history preserved and interactive for kids too. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

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