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Oliver H. Kelley Farm

15788 Kelly Farm Road, Elk River, MN 55330
763 441 6896
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Elk River
Type: Farms
Traveler Description: Step onto a working 1860s farm.  Situated on 180 acres on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Oliver H. Kelley Farm is a fully functioning... more »
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

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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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Oliver Kelley Farm twice last summer- Father's Day and 4th of July. We spent hours with each visit. We planned on staying just a couple hours, but our children (ages 4 & 6) couldn't get enough! We found if you ask the staff to help with chores, you get much more out of the experience. The kids... More

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Elk River, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Have gone here for many field trips with elementary school. The Kelley Farm staff do a great job every time. Fun place to go as a family too!

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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is a wonderful place to take the family/friends for the day to learn about what farm life was like prior to modern technology. Plan to spend at least 3 hours here. Enjoy the animals- petting or bringing well water to the animals, help with gardening, in the kitchen, or on the farm. Walk the trails along the Mississippi River... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Kelley Farm is a great place to get outside, see and touch farm animals, help to cook in the kitchen, and do farm chores (if you wish). They also have a picnic area off of the parking lot if you wish to have a picnic (there are also small picnic tables for kids). They always have some kind of... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I remember being here on numerous class trips. It is an old farm, and the workers teach you about what farming was like in the old days. They provide hands on experiences (or at least they did for our class trips) and they have a gift shop. It is a wonderful place to go to learn about farming!

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The whole family has a blast! Fun to go in the spring they have lots of baby animals! My daughter got to feed a baby lamb just like they would have done in the olden days! We also helped in the kitchen and out in the garden!

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Clear Lake
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I took my son here for the day. It was a lot of fun for him to see how life was in the 1800's in America. I enjoyed walking through the house since I grew up in one very similar. The smell of the root caller reminded me of home. This is a good place to go when you are... More

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Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This is a great field trip for history buffs, but more so for the younger kids as a history field trip. I would recommend it, but go in season of when they are planting, or harvest, lots more going on here then and becomes a hands on experience

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The kids had a field trip here and the history of the working farm is neat, but maybe for an older child. My kids didn't think helping with the farm work was all that fun.

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