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“Take the kids, have a great time!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Ranked #4 of 8 things to do in Kirtland
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Owner description: Lake Metroparks Farmpark is a family-oriented science and cultural center devoted to agriculture, farming and country life. Visitors can experience milking hands-on with our dairy cows. Machine-milking is also demonstrated. Learn how cheese is made and on weekends and during special events you even may help make ice cream the old-fashioned way! Discover pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits and even a turkey In the Well Bred Shed. Horse- or tractor-drawn wagon rides are the mode of transportation throughout the park. Meet dozens of breeds of livestock including llamas, alpacas, chickens, pigs and goats in the Barnyard. The arena is home to the horses at Farmpark. We have all sizes including draft horses, light horses and miniatures. Explore the Plant Science Center which houses the Great Tomato Works hydroponic exhibit, and a greenhouse. Watch the border collie at Farmpark help to keep the sheep together as they move from one end of the field to the other in our sheep herding demonstrations (offered mid-April through mid-October, weather permitting). The fleece from the sheep is used for its fibers to make sweaters, fiber-art, and other wearables. Watch the sheep be shorn and touch the fleece and feel the lanolin on your fingers during sheep shearing demonstrations (offered mid-May through Memorial Day). Discover modern and antique tractors and farm equipment used on the farm in the Farm Technology building. Harvest activities take place in Field Crop. Discover corn fields, wheat fields, and learn how apple cider is pressed and taste apple butter seasonally. See hands-on how the soil is tilled, wheat and corn fields are cared for and harvested by the farmer. Put your sense of direction to the test as you wind your way through a multitude of twists and turns through a three-acre corn maze. The maze is open daily mid-August through mid-October, weather and field conditions permitting.
Auburn Twp., OH
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Take the kids, have a great time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

Kids & grandkids alike love this place, especially if they aren't regularly exposed to farm animals. Get up closer than a regular zoo.
Decent food offerings, wonderful grounds and picnic areas. There always seems to be some kind of great program going on.

Visited August 2011
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Chardon, Ohio
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Family outing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

It ia clean and a relaxing atmosphere for a farm. There are many demonstrations and activities that they offer by friendly and knowledgable staff. This is our favorite place to have breakfast with Santa!

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Mentor, Ohio
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Family Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

A wonderful place to bring younger kids. Lots to see and do. Be sure to look online for their activities schedules.

Visited August 2011
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Savannah, Georgia
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“Very impressed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

I have small children and this was fascinating not only for them, but for my husband and I as well. Animals were well cared for, grounds were beautiful and staff was friendly and helpful. Even cafe had good food.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fall fun; free for Lake County residents on certain days”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

We visit less frequently now that the kids are older, but still enjoy an occasional trip to this small working farm with scientific info, interesting animals and plants, and periodic exhibits. If you live in Lake County, it's free on the first Sunday and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Visited October 2011
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