Caywood Farms
Caywood Farms
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We offer farm tours relating to local agriculture including cotton and alfalfa. Learn how cotton is grown from seed to bale. This 2 1/2 to 3 hour tour includes an indoor presentation followed by a hayride out to the field. Cotton is planted in the spring and picked in the fall. We have cotton in the field until mid-February. You will see a cotton picker, cotton module builder and a cotton rood which picks up ground cotton. If cotton is not in the ground, we still offer tours. Please call for information on dates, times and reservations. Reservations are required.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • 711loisl
    Florence, Arizona6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Growing Cotton in Arizona
    If you only choose one tour this winter, make sure it is this one!! The presentation at Cayward Farms was not only informative it was incredibly interesting. Nancy Cayward takes you on Cotton's long journey ... from Seed to Fiber and does it in such a way that keeps you 100% engaged during the entire presentation.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 21, 2023
  • Paula T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun, informative trip
    This is an unexpected gem of a tour. First of all, Nancy, the tour guide is charming and knows just about everything there is to know about water rights in Arizona. She is a 4th generation farmer and we loved all the personal stories. On the tour, we had several visiting farmers so it was fun to get different perspectives too. Nancy topped it all off with popcorn and other treats cooked in corn oil. A fun, informative trip that I highly recommend.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Voyager383017
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experience cotton production
    The Caywood farm tour was terrific experience, extremely well presented and so much information. We had no previous knowledge of cotton production, and left with a very good understanding of raising cotton. Full compliments for an informative agro tourism experience, Thank You to Caywood farms for the education. The wreath below was created with our hand picked cotton bolls.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 10, 2023
  • Glenn P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You don't want to miss this tour!
    You don't want to miss this tour! Nancy is an amazing tour guide -.knowledgeable, humorous, patient, and welcoming. Excellent video presentation as part of the tour as well. Very reasonably priced, 3-hour tour.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 10, 2024
  • Maureen A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Caywood Farm Tour
    We had a wonderful time! Nancy, our host and tour guide was a wealth of information and fun to listen to! We did not know anything about cotton farming and came away with so much knowledge! They sent us home with lots of information and samples. We even had a sample of a Hostess Twinkie, chocolate, and popcorn all made with cotton seed oil🤗 We highly recommend this tour! It is well worth your time!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 30, 2024
  • Tom S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great, working farm experience.
    This was a fun and informative tour that left us with a better understanding of cotton farming and processing. Everyone seemed to enjoy the hayrack ride out to the fields. This was not some pasteurized Disney experience, rather it was an opportunity to visit a working family farm.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 1, 2024
  • AlbertaJuno
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience.
    We had received a lot of rain in this area. We were unable to tour the fields where the cotton had been grown. Nancy gives a great tour . She explains everything very clearly. The machinery, inputs to make the crop grow. She showed us the machinery, gave us samples of the cotton. Explained different grades of cotton. She explained everything very clearly. Her love of the land and the process to get the cotton to where it improves our lives is amazing. You won't be disappointed. Have fun
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 13, 2024
  • GlobeTrotting314452
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience & Very Informative!
    Highly recommend! We found the tour very interesting & informative. Nancy's passion for her family's farm is apparent as she shares her family history & knowledge of the the cotton & alpha crop from seed to harvest. See the equipment, slide presentation, pick some cotton & enjoy the snacks! Due to recent heavy rains we were not able ride the hay wagon but that did not take away from the tour. You will be surprised by all the things cotton is used for. The 2024 tour season ends mid March so don't miss this amazing opportunity to tour Caywood Cotton Farms!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 15, 2024
  • Elizabeth K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best tour ever!
    I was concerned I picked a bad time of year to go but this turned out to be one of the best tours ever! Nancy’s knowledge and stories were captivating. And my mom and I loved all the extras, seeds, and picking cotton! Can’t wait to come back and see the farm during a different season.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 18, 2024
  • Happiness18490562823
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time cotton picker
    Significantly and pleasantly different than expectations. Program was very well presented. The facilitator certainly understood and clearly explained all aspects of the business. Really enjoyed the review of the actual working equipment and the family farm background to making this farm a viable undertaking. Well worth the very reasonable entrance fee.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 24, 2024
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swlonewolf
Glendale, AZ21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
What a wonderful, worthwhile, informative experience! We were 4 seniors. Nancy was a delightful, intelligent, articulate host. This large, professional farm has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 90 years. We came away with a deepened sense of what the family farm life means to successive generations. We also have a deepened appreciation for the myriad of factors going into getting products from seed to store. There's a lot to it.
Written April 30, 2022
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BZSmile
Denver, CO3 contributions
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Feb 2023 • Couples
Great tour! Nancy was an entertaining, enthusiastic and knowledgeable host throughout our ~ 2.5 hour tour. Excellent presentation including short videos effectively explained the full cotton cycle of leveling fields, planting, harvesting, ginning, and finally discing to start all over for next cycle. We were shown up close the equipment used for planting and harvesting, and went on an old fashioned tractor-pulled hayride (driven by Nancy of course) out to a cotton field where we picked our own cotton. I appreciated Nancy’s open and honest discussion on challenges and opportunities from government regulations to water management. Nancy clearly loved sharing her family’s history of cotton farming. This tour was designed for adults, and the web site mentions tours specific for children.
Written February 10, 2023
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MSBS80
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May 2021
One of our traveling group asked "why do we want to visit a cotton farm". Well, now she knows why! Our 2 1/2 hour tour of the Caywood Farm was outstanding. Nancy taught us so much, and she did it with our comfort and safely in mind. It was a warm day, about 92 degrees, so she split the tour so that we were indoors in a/c, then out. She has vast knowledge about the area, agriculture, water issues, cotton, and so much more. And what's best, she was a hoot - including jokes, and funny anecdotes. The five of us just loved being there with Nancy. Highly recommend Caywood Farms.
Written May 28, 2021
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GlobeTrotting314452
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Highly recommend! We found the tour very interesting & informative. Nancy's passion for her family's farm is apparent as she shares her family history & knowledge of the the cotton & alpha crop from seed to harvest. See the equipment, slide presentation, pick some cotton & enjoy the snacks! Due to recent heavy rains we were not able ride the hay wagon but that did not take away from the tour. You will be surprised by all the things cotton is used for. The 2024 tour season ends mid March so don't miss this amazing opportunity to tour Caywood Cotton Farms!
Written February 15, 2024
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Maureen A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We had a wonderful time! Nancy, our host and tour guide was a wealth of information and fun to listen to! We did not know anything about cotton farming and came away with so much knowledge! They sent us home with lots of information and samples. We even had a sample of a Hostess Twinkie, chocolate, and popcorn all made with cotton seed oil🤗
We highly recommend this tour! It is well worth your time!
Written January 30, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Voyager383017
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Caywood farm tour was terrific experience, extremely well presented and so much information.
We had no previous knowledge of cotton production, and left with a very good understanding of raising cotton. Full compliments for an informative agro tourism experience, Thank You to Caywood farms for the education. The wreath below was created with our hand picked cotton bolls.
Written December 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sue H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
It is difficult to pick a favorite part. We very much enjoyed the family history and description of the machinery. Nancy's presentation with the photos, videos, and tasty treats was extremely well done. She has great energy, is very passionate (in a great way!!). It was very informative and enlightening. The hay ride to the cotton field and collecting the cotton was a lovely final touch.
Written March 11, 2023
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BAG adventures
Edmonton, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Caywood Farm tour was a highly informative. The tour had history and information on Arizona farming that was humorous and very educational. Nancy was a great source of information on the challenges and rewards of farming in the desert. The challenges of drought and water restrictions was well presented. I loved the hands on of the cotton samples and having the opportunity to pick cotton from the field.
I would highly recommend this tour.
Written January 24, 2020
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Jennifer D
Scottsdale, AZ16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Had the privilege of visiting Caywood Farm and you cannot ask for a better tour guide. Nancy is passionate and really knows her farm, the water issues, and her community. You will absolutely enjoy your visit! It’s imperative that we support our farmers!
Written April 28, 2022
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Lois G
Chatsworth, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was such a great experience, and at $15 admission, quite a deal! We learned so much about cotton growing and harvesting, alfalfa, and the water usages and challenges facing this area.. Nancy's presentation was interesting, informative and engaging, her passion and knowledge are infectious! Thank you so much for being an ambassador for agriculture
Written February 3, 2023
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