If you are looking for a pioneer experience in a real location, you can't do better than DeSmet, South Dakota.
Made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books, this small town offers tours and hands-on fun in the actual homes and fields where Laura played. Kids especially enjoy learning pioneer skills.
Photography is a lot of fun here with a variety of subject matter to work with. I shot these and more around town this week.
More information on the various sites and tours in DeSmet is available at -