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Vala's Pumpkin Patch, Gretna

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  • My kids would live here if they were allowed to. There are so many things to list that are good and so few that are bad. Just walking around to see everything is worth it. The work these people put in...  more »
  • We started going when our daughters were 5 & 6. They are now 20 & 21 and still come home to go there. Our oldest daughter even brought her friends from college which was a 5 hour drive. It's not cheap...  more »
  • The best pumpkin patch around! A little expensive to get in the gates (and the prices seem to go up every year) BUT once you get through the gate almost all but a few activities are free! The only thi...  more »
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  • Excellent place to go if you have kids. We had quite a bit of fun without kids. I’d say some of their attractions are a bit dated, including the train ride and haunted houses, but they are cool blasts from the past. They had some great food options and old style soda. The place is huge with tons to do, and they have smaller theme park/state fair style entertainment for kids. The petting zoo even had a camel! The hay ride provides TONS of options for pumpkins, and we found two that were perfect for us. I highly recommend for some family fun, but be ready for the traffic and lines in October!
  • My first and only experience here was delightful. I attended with a church group for a relaxing evening around a fire pit. We also arranged for a "barn" room to have lights after dark as well as tables for food and outlets for crock pots. Little children as well as older ones through adjust age lived seeing the live animals including pony rides for kids. The train ride (ticket required) was popular for toddlers through senior adults. Great place to go for families or for groups. Although the parking areas are large, the management does provide golf-cart type rides for persons who need assistance to and from their vehicle as well to and from fire pit areas for persons with mobility difficulties. Very helpful, cheerful staff members here!
  • It's pretty expensive when you take into consideration the sprawl. There's no way you could do everything in one day, so you'd have to come back a second day, doubling your price. I guess that gives you more reason to get a season pass, but why on Earth would you do that? Are you going to go more than 2 days in a month? Not likely. It's not like they're open year round. Many of the attractions are extremely worn down. The layer of dust on the haunted house and pumpkin mine is ridiculous.. Instead of them adding new things to the sprawl every year, they should invest more time and money refurbishing their existing pieces. And if they aren't going to, well then tear them down and put one of the new things you're doing in it's place. Then everything would be closer together and have better flow. That said, there are a lot of high quality enjoyable things to do also. Egg scramble, the bounce pads, the train, etc are all very nice.
  • Fun Fall wonderland. Probably would be more fun for me if I had kids to take. But I gather with friends for a campfire site picnics each year. Lots to do and see.
  • Great place. Very crowded so beware. Try to go later in the evening or on a rainy day. Plenty of classics like little pig races and the train and the pedal cars and bouncy mounds. Go for the food if nothing else and if you are on a diet forget that for a day.

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