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Central Experimental Farm

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Address: Prince of Wales Dr. | at Experimental Farm Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3, Canada
Phone Number: 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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Country in the City

What a treat to find farm life in the city. A wonderful educational opportunity for children of all ages. Very peaceful and always a delight.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CdnLana
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a treat to find farm life in the city. A wonderful educational opportunity for children of all ages. Very peaceful and always a delight.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free access to the public ornamental gardens on the Central Experimental Farm. Beautiful annual gardens, large collection of peonies and lilacs, heritage rose garden and an explorer rose garden, separated by daylillies and iris gardens Check website of Friends of the Farm.ca to find out more This is a national historic site, not to be overlooked! Access via Prince of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

lots to do on the Farm, both inside and out. Live cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chicken, rabbits and much more await you at the Farm. On display inside the museum are early model machines and farm equipment, from harvesting to simple water collection...there's something for everyone.

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This large expanse of land in the southern part of the city had beautiful gardens and an arboretum. It's a lovely place in which to stroll.

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Thank Don C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful educational experience for those who are not accustomed to farming life and wishing to be more informed. The animals are well taken care and the staff are amazing.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chance to take the grandchildren to a farm with animals located within the city as well as a walk through the gardens to see the various kinds of flowers

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We headed here after we had a picnic at the arboretum while waiting to catch our flight home. There was a $10 charge per person which I thought was steep.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

A beautiful spot nestled right in the heart of the city. A fun place to come for the whole family. Great petting zoo and interesting exhibits too.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Ottawa is blessed with the farm. Green space to bike through, stroll through, and absorb the gentleness of nature. All the trees are labelled. So many different species. A wonderful place for wedding photos. In the winter the arboretum provides a great slope for toboggan runs.

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Barrie, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The Experimental farm is in the City of Ottawa. There are gorgeous gardens which contain many varieties of trees, flora and fauna. It is wonderful wandering around the grounds. There are also barns which contain dairy cows and baby calves which are always a hit with the kids. A Museum is also on the grounds with hands on exhibits which... More 

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