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Historic Wagner Farm, Glenview

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#55 of 178 in Outdoors in Illinois
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  • The Wagner Farm is an actual working farm, not just a showplace. There is an active 4-H group and the kids raise many of the animals. The local farmers market is across the street. Lots of families go...  more »
  • It's rare to have this opportunity of living a relatively urban area as in Glenview, that there is a real working farm for the kids to visit and play. My grandkids love this place all seasons: they li...  more »
  • We visited Historic Wagner Farm for about three hours on a weekday recently when we were in from Florida for a family wedding. Went with my husband and two boys, ages 4 1/2 and 3, but I would certainl...  more »
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  • So much to love about this farm - my kids love visiting the animals and tromping around the farm in the fresh air. The kids enjoy the hands-on exhibits in the visitor center as well. There are picnic tables throughout so pack some lunch and make an afternoon out of it - cap off the visit with some fresh ice cream made at the farm with their own milk. Did I mention that it is FREE and just a few minutes from the highway?
  • Don't lie to your children - My parents brought me to a place like this when I was little. I'll admit, I had fun. But they told me the animals were happy and healthy and we didn't talk about that they'd be murdered. But then I got older and witnessed the industrial commercial farms needed to support all of the people that eat meat. The animals are sexually assaulted to reproduce, they are treated horribly and in inhumane conditions. Dairy cows forced to reproduce over and over until they die. I was lied to. I won't ever forget that trip. Visit a farmed animal sanctuary instead.
  • This place is supposed to be safe home for farm animals,they are supposed to receive great care. Unfortunately the truth is totally different. The cows have no barn,snow,cold,rain,they are expected for all kind of weather without any shelter. The pigs,sheep are raised to be sold for slaughter . The chickens ,when get injured don't receive vet help,they end up in garbage can. Just ask them,what happen to a chicken crushed in broken window. People who offer vet care or place in a sanctuary for animals ,are ignored or simply kicked out from there. If you want to teach your kids about animals, about respect and love,take them to real animal sanctuary.
  • Great place to visit with young kids. A educative place for kids with less attention span. I will visit again when the weather warms up.
  • I love this place! It's free, and kids can move about at their leisure. I highly recommend Wagner Farm, it may seem so simple, but it's much more engaging then meets the eye!
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