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Address: Prince of Wales Dr. | at Experimental Farm Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-991-3044
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This 500-hectare working farm serves as an experimental station for both...

This 500-hectare working farm serves as an experimental station for both farmers and food manufacturers.

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Beautiful green space in Ottawa

We drive through the Central Experimental Park many times a month. It is always a pleasant drive. We are very fortunate to have this lovely green space in central Ottawa. No... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Golferboy18
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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drive through the Central Experimental Park many times a month. It is always a pleasant drive. We are very fortunate to have this lovely green space in central Ottawa. No matter the season, it is always beautiful, especially when the perennial gardens are in bloom.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great space for anyone looking for a bit of fresh air in the heart of the city. Some gorgeous old greenhouses if you walk a little off the beaten track through some of the older back roads. Also has the wonderful Canada Agricultural and Food Museum, and great roads through the farm for biking or slow driving.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The farm has changed greatly over the years having gone there when i was young. Now I take my grandchildren here to see the animals and the displays. Must love animals. Several buildings to explore so if going in cooler weather dress appropriately. During the school march break there are interactive activities for the children.

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Thank Debbie L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The experimental farm is a great place for families of all ages to visit and interact with animals. They offer workshops on the anatomy of many animals, information about farming all in one stop. Tired ? Let the kids play in a large safe compound as you enjoy the scenery or company of others.

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Thank Gilles L
Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Be a tourist in your own town. Did you know if you want to try different plants that they are probably on display here? Most trees and shrubs have tags to let you know what they are. Nice museum of older farming tools and methods. Excellent time of year to be here with the trees in all their glory. A... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is one of the more oddball things to do in the city of Ottawa, as there is a huge and operational farm within the city limits (not even that far from a lot of stuff.) It can be a quiet oasis from the rest of the city, as one minute you can be fighting traffic and the next minute... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

As a teacher, we had many school visits to this farm.The children loved interacting with the various animals and even feeding some of them! I highly recommend this as a family trip as well! It was clean and the staff were very friendly!

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Thank JillandCarlos
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A great stroll around the grounds taking in the wonderful scenery with family and friends on a beautiful day

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Meaford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I used to live in Ottawa, and came here regularly. It was a delight to come again after many years away and see it still serene, still beautifully kept.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

You can see various animals at the central farm: rabbits, ducks, chickens, horses, cows, sheep, goats, alpaca and a donkey. I loved seeing the horses & smaller animals. Other than that there isn't much to the central farms. We didn't have time to go to the arboretum or fletcher wild park unfortunately.

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