Kreider Farms
Kreider Farms
4.5
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
About
Kreider Farms offers a dairy farm tour with an advanced reservation. All tours begin and end at the Welcome Center, located at 1463 Lancaster Road, Manheim, PA 17545. Enjoy learning the history of our 85 year old family farm operation along with seeing day to day activities on the farm. Enjoy driving through our Moo-ternity barn and possibly catching a calf-birth. Watch the cows being milked while enjoying a sample of our farm- fresh chocolate or white milk. At the end of the tour climb our Silo Observation Tower to 100 feet above and see our beautiulf farm and surrounding Lancaster County Farmland.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Linda M
    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania92 contributions
    If you can't enjoy this tour, there is no hope for you!
    My group of 40 absolutely LOVED this stop. Some even commented that they didn't expect to enjoy a farm stop, but soon became believers! Our guide was especially informative and knowledgeable. Seven of my senior citizens successfully climbed the very tall silo for a wonderful view. And the cold fresh milk everyone received at the end of the tour was divine. If you can't enjoy this tour, there is no hope for you!
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 18, 2023
  • Amy W
    1 contribution
    Awesome
    It was a great experience over all. Ava our tour guide was awesome and very friendly. We have been to lancaster many times and never realized this tour was there. My little guy loved it. I would do it again.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Michael W
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania31 contributions
    Fun at Kreider Farm
    The ninety minute tour was very informative. Denise was the driver and Ada was the tour guide. Both were very knowledgeable. A free bottle of chocolate or regular milk is offered to each person at the Kreider Farm where you see the cows being milked. The tour bus drives through the moo-ternity ward and you might see a baby calf being born. Anyone over 42 inches tall is able to climb the steps at the silo. The top of the silo offers spectacular views of the expansive farm. You can send the Kreider family cemetery and burial grounds of Native Americans. The only suggestion I would offer for improvement is to have Kreider farm products available for purchase after the tour in a small store at the welcome center.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Ruth N
    Connersville, Indiana63 contributions
    Informative AND Entertaining!
    This is a very well organized and educational tour. Our guide was Jeff. He made it very fun and interesting. There were on children on our tour, but I believe this would be quite interesting for kids. It was good to learn about the entire process and actually see it in action. It was also good to know how environmentally conscious they are. At the end of the tour everyone received a bottle of chocolate milk.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Lucie B
    61 contributions
    A Trip to the Kreider Farm
    My 10 year old granddaughter and I live locally but have never seen farms from this perspective. The tour guide was absolutely excellent and we heard about the history of the farm and got to view current operations. The farm operations were immaculately clean for a barn and the cows were very well treated which was nice to see. The climb up to the top of the 100 foot silo was fun and the view was fabulous.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Cavan12
    Nassau, New York9 contributions
    Amazing working dairy farm tour.
    Visiting Hershey Park and took this farm tour. It was amazing and I recommend it for families, adults and children of all ages. Deborah the tour guide did an amazing job as did the trolly driver. We saw the entire process of where the cows are housed, how they are fed and the milking process. It’s right there feet from where we were standing. Also amazing was as the trolly was driving in the maternity barn and cow was actually giving birth. The observation tower also provided great views of the entire area and is a former storage silo. I recommend this trip and am glad we went.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Mary K
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania10 contributions
    cool place
    Very nice place to visit. The tour was well run and showed quite a bit of the operation. Driving through the "barn" where the cows were preparing to give birth was really neat. We happened to go through at an opportune time and saw a calf immediately after it was born. Apparently this often happens. Our guide was informative and answered everyone's questions. Climbing the tower was great as we had a beautiful day to do so. Would certainly recommend stopping by and taking the tour.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 20, 2023
  • Maureen D
    11 contributions
    Treat yourself. Different and enjoyable.
    We took the tour in December. I was with my 83 yr old mother, my son, and my grandson. 4 generations and we truly loved it! We love when we can find something interesting and enjoyable to learn. I’ve always wanted to tour a dairy, but never got the opportunity until this month.The Kreider Dairy tour was full of information about dairy farms, the origins of the Kreider family, and the beautiful land that encompasses the dairy farm. Our tour guy was very knowledgeable and worked on a dairy farm for years. We loved his quick wit and the fact that he had all the answers to any question asked. Our bus driver was kind and knowledgeable as well, and drove safely throughout the various destinations. My 14 year old grandson really enjoyed the tour too. I was happy that the video game was put down and he was out in nature learning something new and exciting. (And many of the younger children on the tour were asking some really interesting questions. It was great to see!) Another wonderful thing about this dairy farm is the fact that they are truly environmentally resourceful. There is a use for everything and it is a continual self sustaining system. So wonderful to see. So wonderful to teach that to our younger generations. I highly recommend this tour. I believe you will be pleasantly pleased.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 20, 2023
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Stefanie M
6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
First time going there because I wanted to see cows being milked at one time. I did see it and it was interesting. Our tour guide was funny and driver was great. Got free milk and the chocolate milk was delicious, not the same as the supermarket bought ones. Only complaint I have is that there should be a petting zoo or something else for the kids to do. But overall it was a good experience.
Written April 23, 2022
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Maureen D
11 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We took the tour in December. I was with my 83 yr old mother, my son, and my grandson. 4 generations and we truly loved it! We love when we can find something interesting and enjoyable to learn. I’ve always wanted to tour a dairy, but never got the opportunity until this month.The Kreider Dairy tour was full of information about dairy farms, the origins of the Kreider family, and the beautiful land that encompasses the dairy farm. Our tour guy was very knowledgeable and worked on a dairy farm for years. We loved his quick wit and the fact that he had all the answers to any question asked. Our bus driver was kind and knowledgeable as well, and drove safely throughout the various destinations. My 14 year old grandson really enjoyed the tour too. I was happy that the video game was put down and he was out in nature learning something new and exciting. (And many of the younger children on the tour were asking some really interesting questions. It was great to see!) Another wonderful thing about this dairy farm is the fact that they are truly environmentally resourceful. There is a use for everything and it is a continual self sustaining system. So wonderful to see. So wonderful to teach that to our younger generations. I highly recommend this tour. I believe you will be pleasantly pleased.
Written December 20, 2023
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wagmal
Missouri123 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We all loved our farm tour. The ride was great, guides very informative and the experience very educational. The cow carousel was our favorite part then driving through the moo-ternity barn was our 2nd favorite. I do wish there was a video showing the process after the cows have been milked to see the rest of the process. But overall it was great and we would do it again!
Written May 24, 2022
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Ruth N
Connersville, IN63 contributions
May 2023
This is a very well organized and educational tour. Our guide was Jeff. He made it very fun and interesting. There were on children on our tour, but I believe this would be quite interesting for kids. It was good to learn about the entire process and actually see it in action. It was also good to know how environmentally conscious they are. At the end of the tour everyone received a bottle of chocolate milk.
Written June 26, 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.

Michael W
Harrisburg, PA31 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
The ninety minute tour was very informative. Denise was the driver and Ada was the tour guide. Both were very knowledgeable. A free bottle of chocolate or regular milk is offered to each person at the Kreider Farm where you see the cows being milked. The tour bus drives through the moo-ternity ward and you might see a baby calf being born. Anyone over 42 inches tall is able to climb the steps at the silo. The top of the silo offers spectacular views of the expansive farm. You can send the Kreider family cemetery and burial grounds of Native Americans. The only suggestion I would offer for improvement is to have Kreider farm products available for purchase after the tour in a small store at the welcome center.
Written June 20, 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.

Lucie B
Lititz PA61 contributions
Jul 2023
My 10 year old granddaughter and I live locally but have never seen farms from this perspective. The tour guide was absolutely excellent and we heard about the history of the farm and got to view current operations.

The farm operations were immaculately clean for a barn and the cows were very well treated which was nice to see.

The climb up to the top of the 100 foot silo was fun and the view was fabulous.
Written July 6, 2023
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Mary K
Quakertown, PA10 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Very nice place to visit. The tour was well run and showed quite a bit of the operation. Driving through the "barn" where the cows were preparing to give birth was really neat. We happened to go through at an opportune time and saw a calf immediately after it was born. Apparently this often happens. Our guide was informative and answered everyone's questions. Climbing the tower was great as we had a beautiful day to do so. Would certainly recommend stopping by and taking the tour.
Written October 20, 2023
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Christine M
Manheim, PA21 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The farm tour was fun and interesting. My 2 1/2 year grandson loved it. Our tour guide and driver were great. Definitely worth the time and money. I recommend this for anyone visiting or anyone that lives in the area.
Written July 27, 2022
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ksg139
5 contributions
Feb 2022
Great family experience although my husband and I are empty nesters and still found it enjoyable. I have a dairy degree so we have been to many a dairy farm, but the magnitude of this farm was fascinating and it was definitely our first merry go round milking parlor. Ada the tour guide was enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge with all ages. Glad we took the tour on a whim, kudos to Kreider farm for working toward environmentally sound farming practices.
Written March 4, 2022
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Bernard W
Montreal1 contribution
Aug 2022
We loved it... We took our kids for a 3 day trip. We covered a lot of places and all of them say this was the best place and best experience. It not the typical attraction as you can see from very close how the milk process works from the min the cow goes into the milking. Our tour gybe was amazing sheared a lot of information and was funny too. We will defiantly be back. Its made for all ages.
Written August 12, 2022
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