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Oliver Kelley Farm

#1 of 6 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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Wonderful gardens

We visited Kelley Farm and were disappointed that the farmhouse was sparsely furnished, with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rose M
via mobile
Great for kids

Great hands on leading experience for kids & adults. Beautiful setting, easy on off location. Cant... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
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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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  • Average11%
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“farm life” (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 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 11 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
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
Reviewed 17 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 23 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 18 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 10 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 28 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 11 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
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Robert W
6 August 2017|
Response from teachingmama3 | Reviewed this property |
Only service dogs are allowed.
15 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