Pioneer Settlement in Swan Hill
In 1962 the Swan Hill community, including senior members of the state government, decided to plan and explore the possibility of purchasing the Pioneer Settlement to use as an art gallery and open-air, living history museum. They wanted to recreate a lost, living past, so in 1966, the Pioneer Settlement was ready to be opened to the public, and visitors came in ever-increasing numbers. By the 1970s, the Pioneer Settlement was one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria, if not Australia. The tourist town has tours, boat rides, winery and food experiences, an art gallery and historical sites.