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Oliver Kelley Farm

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15788 Kelly Farm Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330-6234
+1 763-441-6896
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National Historical opportunity... can’t get much better! What an amazing chance to see a real... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
KarenMei
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Andover, Minnesota
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Great visit

We had a great time at the Oliver Kelley Farm. All of the staff were super knowledgeable and eager... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Marie M
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Experience the story of farming, food and agriculture — past and present! Explore the newly expanded and enhanced facilities to learn about today's agriculture and then visit an original 1860s working farm. 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.
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  • Average14%
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“the barn” (4 reviews)
“working farm” (3 reviews)
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15788 Kelly Farm Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330-6234
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+1 763-441-6896
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

National Historical opportunity... can’t get much better! What an amazing chance to see a real working farm that’s over 100 years old! Remember that “live enactment” at Fort Snelling? That’s the context to this whole farm. Period dress. Period efforts (hard work). The crops, the...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We had a great time at the Oliver Kelley Farm. All of the staff were super knowledgeable and eager to talk. Great interactive living museum. We learned so much and had a wonderful visit.

Thank Marie M
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I went with a group of about 25 middle school students. We had a lot of fun learning about the history and animals. The kids had fun participating in some of the chores! Bring water with you!

Thank Kimberly B
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I LOVE the Oliver Kelley Farm! What started as a family tradition in the summers growing up has turned into a lifetime of memories. I cannot wait to bring children of my own some day! Hands on learning cannot be matched! I think its wonderful...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

It's like stepping into the past. The location is beautiful and the self guided tour at your own pace is really a draw for us. It's like stations: go see the hair art in the old house, visit the sheep barn, then see the new...More

Thank Tricia D
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The experience was good from the aspect of history and animals and way of life at that time. really good for children.

Thank KURT S
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

For romantic historians which I am it’s fun but not extraordinary. Worth a visit and not overpriced makes it a worthwhile stop easily accessible to highway 10 both directions. Feels like your back in civil war era or little house in prairie. Wish their were...More

Thank bluerev1
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Kelley Farm and were disappointed that the farmhouse was sparsely furnished, with several rooms with only a couple of benches in them. The kitchen was the only room that had some activity related to the time period. Outdoors, the gardens were huge, with...More

Thank Rose M
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great hands on leading experience for kids & adults. Beautiful setting, easy on off location. Cant wait to visit again and see the new facilities

Thank Hermanmom5
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Took our three grandchildren, 11,7 and 4, here for a fun outing. They got to pet lambs, piglets, and an ox and see horses, a cow, roosters and a wild turkey. We walked through the "house garden" which was huge. Each row was labeled so...More

Thank BarbK55311
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