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Oliver Kelley Farm

#1 of 5 things to do in Elk River Features Animals
15788 Kelly Farm Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330-6234
+1 763-441-6896
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Day Trip with the Kids

I've taken my pre-k through elementary aged children here several times. All of our visits were... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Wisconsin Dells,

Brand new visitors center as of this week. Went for the first time with our 9 and 12 year old kids... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Minneapolis, MN
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Step onto a working 1860s farm, home to Oliver H. Kelley, founder of the first successful national farming organization, the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, better known as the Grange. Activities follow the farming cycle and change with the season, making each visit unique. Visitors can meet the animals in the barn, help work in the fields and gardens, and see what's cooking in the farmhouse. The Oliver Kelley Farm is a National Historic Landmark and is open May through October.
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“the barn” (4 reviews)
“farm life” (2 reviews)
“mn history” (2 reviews)
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15788 Kelly Farm Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330-6234
+1 763-441-6896
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

I've taken my pre-k through elementary aged children here several times. All of our visits were before the recent remodeling. On the times we've gone, we've met with costumed workers that are able to explain how farm life operated in a simpler time. My kids...More

Thank teachingmama3
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Brand new visitors center as of this week. Went for the first time with our 9 and 12 year old kids and grandparents. We stayed 2 hours and everyone had a good time. Lots of interaction with animals, chores, and a historical way of life.

Thank lucycan
Reviewed 17 October 2016

perfect for a banquet of a wedding reception with its new visitors center. Very well done new building and parking is very ample. I enjoyed the venue I attended and recommend highly.

Thank dawn410
Reviewed 30 July 2016

My 2 year old daughter and I went on a Friday afternoon which was nice as there weren't many people there at that time. It was great to see the oxen pulling in a load full of oats from the field when we first arrived....More

Thank christopherf426
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We used to live close to here and often visited to experience MN history firsthand. It's best to go on a day with a special event: harvesting, bailing hay, wedding were some of the choices back when we visited. People are dressed in period clothing...More

Thank Webby59
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Wife and I took two of our granddaughters, ages 3 1/2 and 5 today. Beautiful weather, 79 and sunny. Today was molasses making day. Besides seeing the farm as it operated in the 1800s, we participated. The girls helped make ginger bread and molasses candy,...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 10 September 2015

A great place to take kids who love history and animals. Really enjoyed their Fourth of July celebration. The old fashion games where fun. Excited to see the new building when it is done.

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

It was really hot today for our visit. It is a working farm and the staff don't seem to mind the heat one bit! My girls are 4th and 5th grade and love helping. The staff will put you to work if you are willing....More

Thank christine
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I took my child care here for a field trip. Woman at the front desk was very nice and explained everything we would be doing during our visit the children learned slot about the1900 and still talk about it today. Awesome place to take children

Thank Larson11
Reviewed 5 June 2015

It was realistic to what times would have been like when Olive Kelley was alive and living there. A great place for kids, but mostly if you're into MN history. I live in Elk River, so I don't have to travel far to experience the...More

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admission fees ??
14 June 2017|
Response from Fletcher W | Property representative |
$12 Adults $10 Seniors (65+) $10 Veterans and active military $10 College students $6 Children ages 5-17 Free Children age 4 and under Free MNHS members