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Oliver Kelley Farm

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What's life without electronics, show your kids by visiting!

If you haven't been to the Kelly Farm in a while, it's been remodeled! The new visitors center is... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
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Very enjoyable

The staff was so knowledgeable about everything very nice way to spend a fall day . Great place for... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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Experience the story of farming, food and agriculture — past and present! Explore the newly expanded and enhanced facilities to learn about today's agriculture and then visit an original 1860s working farm. Activities follow the farming cycle and...more
15788 Kelly Farm Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330-6234
+1 763-441-6896
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All reviews field trip dressed in period clothing a great learning experience working farm love history great for kids visitor center a lot of fun chores sheep era kelley harvesting animals visitors petting granddaughters
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The Oliver Kelley Farm is not worth the $12 admission price per person. Its boring and the people working the farm ignore you. Its fine if you have the annual family pass but the MN Historical Society has so many other better sites that are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank michaelparkguy
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

If you haven't been to the Kelly Farm in a while, it's been remodeled! The new visitors center is really well done. I'd highly recommend going when the volunteers "farmers" are on the farm to help teacher you about the farm. They are dressed in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lindseyr138
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The staff was so knowledgeable about everything very nice way to spend a fall day . Great place for friends and family

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank linadvil
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit with lots of hands on. Kids would love it! Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Affordable outing. Old and modern day farming. Very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ReNae L
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We brought our three granddaughters there. The helped pick potato bugs to feed the chickens. They helped bake bread. They loved looking and petting the animals. They also ate some vegetables out of the garden.we had a great time

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bigdog77
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The kitchen is cool and my cousins said the old building were interesting. They farm in England and this was why we visited this site. Personally, I found it incredibly boring with little of interest. I would never visit again.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kirsty S
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

National Historical opportunity... can’t get much better! What an amazing chance to see a real working farm that’s over 100 years old! Remember that “live enactment” at Fort Snelling? That’s the context to this whole farm. Period dress. Period efforts (hard work). The crops, the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We had a great time at the Oliver Kelley Farm. All of the staff were super knowledgeable and eager to talk. Great interactive living museum. We learned so much and had a wonderful visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marie M
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I went with a group of about 25 middle school students. We had a lot of fun learning about the history and animals. The kids had fun participating in some of the chores! Bring water with you!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I LOVE the Oliver Kelley Farm! What started as a family tradition in the summers growing up has turned into a lifetime of memories. I cannot wait to bring children of my own some day! Hands on learning cannot be matched! I think its wonderful...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Robert W
5 August 2017|
Response from teachingmama3 | Reviewed this property |
Only service dogs are allowed.
15 June 2017|
Response from Fletcher W | Property representative |
$12 Adults $10 Seniors (65+) $10 Veterans and active military $10 College students $6 Children ages 5-17 Free Children age 4 and under Free MNHS members