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Blackberry Farm, Aurora

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Farm Tourist Spot
Blackberry Farm is a living history museum on 54 scenic acres with a lake, ponds and a meandering stream. The grounds contain an arboretum with more than 200 varieties of trees, floral displays and historic agricultural gardens.

Blackberry Farm has five museums including the Carriage House, the Farm Museum, the Early Streets Museum and the Huntoon House. These contain an outstanding collection of late 19th century artifacts used in every facet of life. In the Carriage House, there are 40 carriages, sleighs and commercial vehicles. The Farm collection has many rare implements dating from the mid-1800s to 1910. The Streets Museum houses 11 late Victorian-era exhibit stores including a music shop, pharmacy, general store, photography shop and toy store.

Many period craft demonstrations bring Blackberry Farm to life. Visitors can watch demonstrations of blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, sewing and pottery, as well as visit a one room schoolhouse, an Aurora home from the 1840s, and a farm cabin. In each area, demonstrators depict activities and life of the bygone era.

Children and their parents will enjoy a ride on the restored miniature train to visit the pioneer cabin, where they can take an old-fashioned hay wagon ride along Blackberry Creek. Back at the village, they can ride the carousel, paddle boats or the ponies.

Food is available at the outdoor Summer Kitchen that overlooks a pond with a spraying fountain. Visitors may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the picnic groves along the lake shore.

The Gift Shop, located in the town square, carries handcrafted textiles and pottery made in the park. Special orders are also taken. For more information or reservations, call 630-892-1550.
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  • A great place for kids in all respects. Train rides, factor rides, play village, boat rides, picnic stress. Couldn't ask for a better place for an outing.  more »
  • We had a blast at Blackberry Farm this weekend. The cost to get in was not too bad (even less if you are an Aurora resident). Our brood of kids ranged from 2years old to 13 & they all had a great time...  more »
  • I would highly recommend that if you have children and want them to see how life was in the past, that you take them to Blackberry Farm! I took my grandchildren there for Christmas and they loved it. ...  more »
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  • The people who work here are knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. The Weaver's Cabin is a personal favorite spot to visit; interesting and interactive for kids and adults alike. Almost all of the park is wheelchair accessible (except the back properties, Wagner House and the Log Cabin), and there are playgrounds, picnic areas, and a concessions stand (although if you want a substantial meal I would recommended packing your own food). Lots of cute farm animals!
  • This is just the darn cutest little farm to go visit. I find it fun with my littler nieces and nephews to visit. The staff are friendly and understanding of the average age of the visitors, the food is good, and its an all around good time. If you haven't been its a good Saturday afternoon trip.
  • We love BlackBerry farm! Great for kids. We ride the ponies, learn about pottery, blacksmithing, take a ride on the train, use the paddle boats, ride the zip line, and so much more!
  • Perfect for the littles. Best to go during the week when the park isn't crowded
  • This is a great place! Somtimes it gets a little crowded though.