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Royal Oak Farm Orchard

#1 of 5 things to do in Harvard Features Animals
15908 Hebron Road, Harvard, IL 60033
+1 815-648-4141
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Best Orchard in the Area

My now-former wife and I started going to Royal Oak right after they opened, when they were... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
TheHoff44
,
Chicago, Illinois
Rotten apples

I recently went here for my son's field trip for school. It is a nice place however.... the apples... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Ashley D
,
Rockford, Illinois
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Famous for apple picking, hay rides, pumpkins, train rides, carousel, bakeshop, petting zoo
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“petting zoo” (5 reviews)
“cider donuts” (2 reviews)
“gift shop” (8 reviews)
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15908 Hebron Road, Harvard, IL 60033
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+1 815-648-4141
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

My now-former wife and I started going to Royal Oak right after they opened, when they were smaller. I have taken my kids and many friends to Royal Oak. They all agree with me that it is the best orchard around. Many activities for adults...More

Thank TheHoff44
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I recently went here for my son's field trip for school. It is a nice place however.... the apples they took us to pick were mostly all rotten and had lady bugs all over them and in them!! Ewww, I realize it's late in the...More

1  Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a large group for a Friday night bonfire and were completely satisfied with the experience. To start with, the place is in excellent condition, right down to the bathrooms. They kept the little petting zoo open, which the kids loved. And the staff...More

1  Thank StuwArt
RoyalOakFarm, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Thank you for your review! Let us know what we can do to improve the hayride!

Reviewed 18 October 2016

We tried Royal Oak Farm Orchard this year for both apple picking and pumpkin picking because we were tired of having to pay just to watch the kids have fun. The apple picking was great. A little pricey with a large group, but true to...More

1  Thank G b
RoyalOakFarm, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thanks so much for your review!

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours visiting this farm - met some very nice people and saw many beautiful things. The orchard is huge, and there are several varieties of apples to choose from. I didn't pick any apples, but there were plenty there to buy. I...More

Thank Sharikv
RoyalOakFarm, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

There are orchards closer to my house, but I always drive to Royal Oaks! Love the whole ambiance and experience. I will always pay more for apples that I pick off the tree and take home to eat!! Delicious, fresh and worth every moment of...More

1  Thank sdoddsayers
mezzoforlife, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

Thank you for your beaming review! We love to see our guests having great experiences at the orchard!

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Staff was very nice. Play area for kids. A maze thats fun to do. Cider..donuts..gift shop..apple barn. Restaurant to eat in. May be a little expensive. But Its worth it.

2  Thank Trina P
mezzoforlife, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

Thank you so much for a great review! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Facility is an enormous apple orchard. On this orchard which open to the public free of charge and no parking fees. Family owned offering wagon tours, u pick apples, small eating restaurant with scrumptious home made food and a shop to purchase their pastries, crafts...More

3  Thank Onlysandy
mezzoforlife, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

Thanks for such a great review! So glad you enjoyed your time here!

Reviewed 4 December 2015

We've been visiting here for about 12 years now, give or take a year skipped here and there. The reason we enjoyed it was its lack of commercialism. They offered a free petting zoo, play structures to climb on, and a hayride on the weekends...More

1  Thank hdavis525
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location but everything is very expensive! Items in the gift shop were over priced. This orchard would be great for any families because they have a lot of activities for children. For me and my husband, the experience wasn't out of this world.

Thank Ky55
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