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Hardy's Reindeer Ranch

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Address: 1356 CR 2900N, Rantoul, IL 61866
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+1 217-893-3407
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Laughed so hard AND kissed a reindeer

This place had been on my must see list for years. Finally got there. Plenty of free parking. Really nice little gift shop with some snack items available. Can buy tickets... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Manhattan, Illinois
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Manhattan, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This place had been on my must see list for years. Finally got there. Plenty of free parking. Really nice little gift shop with some snack items available. Can buy tickets for other things such as pedal cars, corn maze, reindeer feeding, shooting gallery,hay ride, but some play areas free. The pedal cars are hard because of adult oversize legs,... More 

1 Thank roadtripmajik
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time and got some amazing pictures four our Christmas card at Hardy's! The owner was friendly and prices were reasonable. Their Christmas trees were beautiful as well. It was farther from us than the Reindeer place in Canton but after visiting both, Hardy's in Rantoul has my vote for sure! They have more Reindeer and let... More 

1 Thank RachelNicoleEmmett
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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300 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

They do a 1/2 hour "tour" which is walking you out to the pen to see the reindeer that are "on duty" They share some reindeer facts, give you some gram crackers, and some oats to feed them. We visited the week before Christmas, so the only other thing we saw was the cute two story Christmas themed gift shop.... More 

1 Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I visited Hardy's twice this year - both with church youth groups. The first time in early October they were VERY busy and scrambling but didn't miss a beat. The second time in early November they weren't so busy and although I usually dislike crowds, I kind of missed the hustle and bustle that seemed so feverishly festive. Both times... More 

1 Thank wedaway1
Salt Lake City, Utah
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We fed the reindeer, went through the corn maze, found all the stops except one, and did the wagon ride. It was a fun morning.

1 Thank Carol L
Chicago, Illinois
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381 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

JMJ Out in the corn fields of Rantoul Il , you'll enjoy learning about reindeer! Also this time of year, I enjoyed the Hay Ride , Pumpkin Chunking ( shooting pumpkins far into the air), race carts,reindeer tour, and also a Hot Dog roast. All ages seem to enjoy the beauty of the farm and the many interesting articles in... More 

2 Thank mother15
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It was a short that was totally worth the trip. It was first time seeing the reindeers. Nice farms and hay ride. Affordable and fun.

1 Thank subades
Champaign, Illinois
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Please don't call that a corn maze. We could see over a large portion of it, and we're not that tall. We kept ducked down to try and make it more challenging, but unfortunately, it's just not much of a maze. The reindeer were... okay. We wouldn't go back is what I'm saying. If you have very, very small children,... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My daughter and I really enjoyed visiting the reindeer ranch. good value, great gift shop. We didn't get to go to the restaurant there was a company picnic there that day.

Thank Kurta A
Shelby, Ohio
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our way home after a long road trip. A very nice place with friendly owners and friendlier reindeer! We all enjoyed petting and feeding the reindeer. The gift shop was full of lovely gift ideas and cute novelties. A fun stop!!!

Thank Edward W

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