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Royal Oak Farm Orchard

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Address: 15908 Hebron Road, Harvard, IL 60033
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+1 815-648-4141
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Famous for apple picking, hay rides, pumpkins, train rides, carousel,...

Famous for apple picking, hay rides, pumpkins, train rides, carousel, bakeshop, petting zoo

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A Decent Nighttime Bonfire Location

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... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
StuwArt
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Crystal Lake, IL
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Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 and children. Reasonable prices. A LOT of parking, even for the busiest days of the... More 

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Thank TheHoff44
Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 year but that's just gross. The kids couldn't even pick their own. I had to... More 

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Thank Ashley D
Crystal Lake, IL
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70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 kept a very low profile. The fire itself was impressive, a real bonfire that put... More 

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Thank StuwArt
RoyalOakFarm, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this review

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

Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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 their word, they only charge you for the things you do, not everything at the... More 

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Thank G b
RoyalOakFarm, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! More 

Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 enjoyed checking out the grounds, especially the petting zoo (goats!!) and apple maze. The restaurant... More 

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Thank Sharikv
RoyalOakFarm, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! More 

Lake Forest, Illinois
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261 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 my time! Went during the week so it was not crazy busy but all the... More 

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Thank sdoddsayers
mezzoforlife, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this review

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

Rockford, Illinois
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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mezzoforlife, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this review

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

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 and coffee. Very pleasant atmosphere. Visited there several times.

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3 Thank Onlysandy
mezzoforlife, Owner at Royal Oak Farm Orchard, responded to this review

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

Lake Zurich, Illinois
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 into the vast orchard, and the price of the apples was really reasonable. Now, it's... More 

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Wisconsin
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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