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Address: 15788 Kelly Farm Road, Elk River, MN 55330
Phone Number: 763 441 6896
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Going back in time

We used to live close to here and often visited to experience MN history firsthand. It's best to go on a day with a special event: harvesting, bailing hay, wedding were some of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Stillwater, Minnesota
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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96 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to live close to here and often visited to experience MN history firsthand. It's best to go on a day with a special event: harvesting, bailing hay, wedding were some of the choices back when we visited. People are dressed in period clothing and present information in an easy to understand way. I remember hearing one staff member... More 

Thank Webby59
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Wife and I took two of our granddaughters, ages 3 1/2 and 5 today. Beautiful weather, 79 and sunny. Today was molasses making day. Besides seeing the farm as it operated in the 1800s, we participated. The girls helped make ginger bread and molasses candy, from scratch the old fashioned way. Then they stripped leaves form the sorgum plant stalks... More 

Thank Joe D
Elk River, Minnesota
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A great place to take kids who love history and animals. Really enjoyed their Fourth of July celebration. The old fashion games where fun. Excited to see the new building when it is done.

Thank Rachel A
Lindstrom, Minnesota
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

It was really hot today for our visit. It is a working farm and the staff don't seem to mind the heat one bit! My girls are 4th and 5th grade and love helping. The staff will put you to work if you are willing. We started in the kitchen preparing for the evening meal. The girls washed the salad,... More 

Thank christine
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I took my child care here for a field trip. Woman at the front desk was very nice and explained everything we would be doing during our visit the children learned slot about the1900 and still talk about it today. Awesome place to take children

Thank Larson11
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It was realistic to what times would have been like when Olive Kelley was alive and living there. A great place for kids, but mostly if you're into MN history. I live in Elk River, so I don't have to travel far to experience the Farm. I probably wouldn't go if I had to drive a long ways with kids.

Thank Deb H
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I don't know what I expected when we arrived at the farm, and while the entrance and welcome area is temporary and being upgraded, the farm is an unbelievable experience! Our two grandchildren ran about from the barn to the pump, shoveling manure unto a wagon, playing with sheep, and carrying water. When they got to the kitchen in the... More 

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Chaska, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went during their Harvest Festival and really enjoyed it. There were a lot of activities for my two boys (ages 3 and 5) in the historic home and on the grounds. The barn and surrounding area was fun to walk around and look at the animals. There was also a water pump to check out and woods to play... More 

Thank Profteacher
Princeton, Minnesota
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A nice gem in the suburbs were you can learn some very interesting history. Lots of hands one activities for kids and adults. I made ketchup when I was there. And they have all these cute farm animals running around.

Thank Lolli0625
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We live in the Twin Cities and have driven by the farm many times. My husband and I took our 3yr old and 12yr old and they both loved it! The kids got to try chores they would have had to do in the 1860's. Washing laundry, kneading dough, pitch forking hay (not sure what that's called), play Town Ball,... More 

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