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Central Experimental Farm

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A unique place

Agricultural research centre in the middle of the city is in itself a unique and “fresh” idea. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Margaret K
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Ottawa, Canada
A Four Season Go-To Place

"The Farm" is a constant attraction for local residents and tourists alike. There is almost always... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
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This 500-hectare working farm serves as an experimental station for both farmers and food manufacturers.
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Prince of Wales Dr. | at Experimental Farm Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Agricultural research centre in the middle of the city is in itself a unique and “fresh” idea. The Experimental Farm is more. It has a farm that children can visit. Even the grown ups are allowed. There are lovely and inspirational flower gardens, hot house,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Margaret K
Reviewed December 29, 2018

"The Farm" is a constant attraction for local residents and tourists alike. There is almost always something going on, notwithstanding the season or the weather. The animals in the barns are great for children. The museum is just as great for oldsters and youngsters. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We go with our young kids at least a few times/year as we have a membership but really thought the extra effort put in for holidays is special! Our kids love seeing the animals but the extra themed activities make it even better!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Angelaugh
Reviewed November 1, 2018

in summer gardens are lovely in winter sledding in arboretum is fun to watch or join in a gem in the heart of our city

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Safari37094507995
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I love going here and seeing the beautiful gardens with the flowers. Nice place to take children to see the animals. I was there in the late afternoon, and when we walked in the barn we were disappointed to see that some stalls had not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tracy-Anne B
Reviewed September 2, 2018

I went with really no expectations but was pleasantly surprised with the extensive gardens. Really nice for photography. Next time I will bring my bike.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leanne C
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I was disappointed in this farm because I thought I was going to see exhibits and discussions on experiments in farming. I expected to see unusual growing techniques and new farming practices. However, this farm is geared for kids to see animals and an exhibit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to go while in the area. The farm museum is a self tour, with lots of farm animals, many different kinds. There are lots of buildings to walk through and see animals. If you have the opportunity to have a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kathiev_13
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to smell the roses. There are besutiful gardens on the grounds including amazing hybrid roses you dont see everywhere. Not to mention a 100+ year old buttonwood tree. Amazing! You can park for free near the gardens parking for the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gary W
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Just a short drive from the city centre is this beautiful area that has ornamental gardens, tropical greenhouses and an area of several buildings that have animals that would be a great visit for kids. I biked here to view the gardens and the tropical...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Patrick S
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