Only a short 30 minute drive by car from Kiev there is an open-air museum called Pirogovo which contains windmills and other samples of Ukrainian architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries.
It covers a total of 1.5 square kilometers (370 acre) and contains over 300 pieces of folk architecture brought here from all parts of Ukraine and carefully reassembled.
The entire territory of the museum is divided into sectors, each representing the folk architecture and life of a specific Ukrainian region. In the center of it there is a picturesque hill with windmills.
It has wooden houses, wide fields and forests too. Very special are the windmills and the wooden houses, and it is better if you have a model that is not shy as there might be some people around (we can advise). The area is huge, and if you go far away, you get to the places where there are no people at all, but there are no windmills or houses there, just forest and fields. You can go there for a day, there are several simple style but very good typical Ukrainian restaurants.
Costs Involved: Entrance ticket, ticket that allows you to photograph on the territory (we highly recommend you get one) (around 15 euros). and if you like, you can walk there, or you can also come in with the driver by car and drive around. In that case you need to buy ticket for the car (also around 15 euros). That means you will probably need to pay drivers full day rate (100 euros). Or he can also drop you off there and pick you up later.