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Malabar Farm State Park

4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas, OH
419-892-2784
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Lucas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Farms, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage
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Owner description: Park that features a working farm and the 32-room country home built by Pulitzer prize-winning author, Louis Bromfield.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It had been years since I went to Malabar Farms, so last Sunday we went. The weather was beautiful and the drive is spectacular. We went on both tours (the house and the farm). The "combo ticket" is only $5. I would have paid more. The house is amazing and the tour guide was great. In case you don't know... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Malabar farm is an excellent park with lots of different activities. Of course you need to do the farm and house tour, but don't forget that there are trails and other things to experience. Be sure to check out the Butternut trail towards the south of the park where you can see Pugh cabin which is featured in the Shawshank... More

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Euclid, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Since we were in the area, we stopped here. Didn't know it was a State Park. Beautiful property. Did some looking around & did some shopping in the gift shop....the fudge is very good & made there. We were not that impressed by the farm...but that is because we have Lake Farmpark near us, in Kirtland Ohio, and so that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed the house tour at Malabar Farm--the home has quite an interesting history, and is now a well maintained state park. We are Bogie fans, so it was fun to see the photos of Bogart and Lauren Bacall along with other movie memorabilia. It was also the weekend of the Shawshank Redemption 20th Anniversary with the property as part... More

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Oswego, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My family and I enjoyed the wagon tour of the grounds, as well as the tour of Bromfield's home. What a neat piece of history! It was beautiful there. We didn't get a chance to check out the hiking trails, but the grounds were beautiful, so I'm sure they were lovely. All the park workers were very friendly.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had an excellent tour guide named Tom Bachelder who knew his info regarding Bogie, Bacall, and Bromfield. The tour wasn't rushed, but time seemed to fly by quickly with all the information Mr. Bachelder shared. He made the history of the home come alive. (Be sure to ask him who the famous person was who designed the wallpaper in... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited fun days with my grandson and his friend. Loved the games and fishing derby. Want to go back next year. I toured Louis Bromfield's"Big House" and loved it.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a neat park to visit. It is a working farm, and they offer wagon rides out through some of the fields as well as tours of the large farmhouse. The wagon ride is $2 per person and the farmhouse tours are $4 per person. You can do both tours for the discounted price of $5 per person. Each... More

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Oregon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice ride from Ashland and a great meal. The Restaurant is a classic and the outdoor dinning is a great way to enhance the meal experience. Our waiter was excellent and the owner was on site. Tip. . .get there early!

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Who knew that Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married in Lucas, OH!! And this is the place. Wonderful place to visit, walk through the house, see the animals,you can even fish in the small pond. Great for kids as well, though I was there on a business trip.. Walking trails as well.

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