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Address: Prince of Wales Dr. | at Experimental Farm Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3, Canada
Phone Number: 613-991-3044
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Description: This 500-hectare working farm serves as an experimental station for both...
This 500-hectare working farm serves as an experimental station for both farmers and food manufacturers.
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Lovely interactive visit for kids

We visited here with our 15 month old. She loved it and we spend a long time looking at the various animals - cows, sheep, goats, rabbits, horses, chickens, donkey, alpaca and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited here with our 15 month old. She loved it and we spend a long time looking at the various animals - cows, sheep, goats, rabbits, horses, chickens, donkey, alpaca and pigs - which were all really close up, calm and friendly. There is also a great play park for kids and various activities for older kids around the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great place to take the kids to see farm animals on an actual farm. Some good interior displays and interactive demonstrations (eg. butter or ice cream making) through the summer.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Well, as an Ottawa resident, I've been to this farm loads of times. It does get a bit boring after 13 visits but it's great for tourists with kids.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Perfect place to go with the kids - and free ! Tons of child friendly farm-type activities. And absolutely do not miss the Ornamental Garden.. All paid for by the Canadian taxpayer !

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

i use to enjoy the gardens but now the buss #3 is not passing by and it is too far for a senior to walk to the gardens. Do you have a bass for next season that will provide easy access to the gardens?

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful location to bring friends and family, especially children. There is lots to see and do. Cow are being milked, farm animals fed etc. It is a fun place for one and all but even more so for 'city folk.' A delighful attraction right in Ottawa. Come and see for yourself.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Experimental Farm gives visitors the vision of a farm that we all want to have: It presents animals that are, for the most part, content and well-treated. In that respect, of course, it is a mirage, since most "farm" animals are subjected to "factory" conditions. (I do, however, agree with a previous reviewer that some animals are not given... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I didn't notice anywhere to buy food. (Sorry if I missed it.) Don't expect to eat lunch there. If you're coming from downtown Ottawa, make sure to follow the canal. It's a beautiful drive. I don't think that I would have come if I didn't have kids with me. Regardless, both adults and kids will hopefully gain an appreciation of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Do not bring your children here, it was the most depressing sight for my family to see all the piglets up against a cage trying to be close to their mother that was on the other side of the cage. Each pig was clearly TOO BIG to fit in the little pens they were in and looked like they were... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Sure, it is nice to have a "farm" right in the city and by itself, this is something worth preserving and promoting. Maybe I am getting tired of seeing this place but for the price paid, it is not like there is that much to see and do What I liked: Educational in nature, talks by some of the keepers,... More 

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Address: Prince of Wales Dr. | at Experimental Farm Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3, Canada
Phone Number: 613-991-3044
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa

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