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Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River

#5 of 7 in Outdoors in Minnesota
Farm Tourist Spot
Public hours are weekends in May and September, Wednesday through Sunday Memorial Day through Labor Day. Open year round for groups of 15 or more by reservation.
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26 reviews
  • Great hands on leading experience for kids & adults. Beautiful setting, easy on off location. Cant wait to visit again and see the new facilities  more »
  • Took our three grandchildren, 11,7 and 4, here for a fun outing. They got to pet lambs, piglets, and an ox and see horses, a cow, roosters and a wild turkey. We walked through the "house garden" which...  more »
  • I've taken my pre-k through elementary aged children here several times. All of our visits were before the recent remodeling. On the times we've gone, we've met with costumed workers that are able to ...  more »
  • Easy parking. Would like more staff at the beginning telling customers about attractions and what/where should start. Polite staff as "old time farmers" were knowledgeable and very friendly. Staff member Peter "old time staff" put my daughter to work in the field and she absolutely loved learning and participating. Looked through gift shop and didnt see as much Kelley Farm specific merchandise as I had hoped. Enjoyed the comfortable chairs under the awning overlooking the trees and fields. Kids loved getting up close with the animals and feeding the sheep. Good place to let the kids run and explore.
  • Love all the new buildings and additional info about modern day farming. I love that when you makebthe little trek back to the original farmstead it's like going back in time and being able to experience What it was like for yourself. Very hands on. You get to cook, haul water and wood when needed. Garden and do farm chores just like they did in 1850. Always a wonderful time!
  • Very interesting and educational. Kids and adults both enjoyed the farm. Two hours was definitely not enough time. Will go back another time.
  • New additions to the Kelly Farm expand the learning opportunities to the present era. The old farm still provides the historic perspective as it has in past years. It's worth multiple visits during the year to experience farm life throughout the growing season.
  • Very friendly staff clean and new facilities. A great historical place well worth a visit. Bring a picnic basket as well.

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