We only toured the grounds of the property w/ our 2 small children, but still a fun morning out. Yes, strange to pull up to target (farm is located directly next to target in a shopping complex), but don't let that keep you away.
We had planned on touring the house, and the grounds, but the woman at the front said it was a 45 minute guided tour. I did read it was guided, but wrongly assumed it wouldn't be that long. 45 minutes is too long w/ our small ones. It does mention it on their website under the "amish farmhouse tab," but it would be beneficial if they put it under the visitor info tab as well. They don't even list a price for "grounds only" on the website, it was $6 a person. I printed out the coupon from the website, but the lady said it wasn't good for the grounds only. Again, would be good to mention that on the website. The grounds were pleasant to stroll around, and it was very quiet on the Sunday we went. We packed a picnic, and ate under the pavilion on the farm. We had it all to ourselves, as well as the playground. The playground isn't much, but our children enjoyed it very much so. The obscure wood structure right aside of the playground, that looks like it is part of it, but not, needs to be addressed by staff. There is a huge nail sticking straight out of it, that could really hurt a child (yes, parents watch your children, but still, it is a hazard). The sand around the digger toy in the playground is also in need of some attention as there was lots of little pieces of trash in it. The corn maze was a nice extra for the children, and the animals were fun to watch. Overall we enjoyed it even though we missed touring the house on this visit.
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October 9, 2013
Elizabeth K: Thank you for your recent visit to the Amish Farm and House. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the farm. We don't advertise the "Farm Only" ticket; it's a courtesy we offer to our guests who don't want to do the house tour (small children, repeat visit, etc.) We feel that the farm itself supplements the tour of the home rather than a main feature. The mission of the house tour is to educate our guests about the Amish culture on a 45 minute tour. Yes, a 45-minute guided tour of the farmhouse might be long for some kids, so that's why we've enhanced the farm with a lot of kids activities such as "Scooter Run", the one room schoolhouse, the farm animals, the playground etc and offer a "Farm Only" ticket to those families who feel their children would not benefit from the tour. Come back and visit us during the week! The farm is much more active Monday through Sunday with people in the schoolhouse, a woodcarver, various work crews around the farm, etc. Sunday is the day of rest for the Amish, so it's probably the quietest day to visit us. We're not sure to which structure you referred, but each piece in the playground was checked and any issues were addressed and fixed. We hope you'll take the time and come back and see us again soon. We're positive you'll enjoy your second visit even more!
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