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Lake Metroparks Farmpark

#4 of 8 things to do in Kirtland Features Animals
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-9520
+1 440-256-2122
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Fun place for the family

My mom and I went to the free FarmFest event. Lots to see here for kids. Got to visit the animals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy M
Cleveland, Ohio
Fun Family Outing

What fun! Plenty of animals and lots of good demonstrations. Meet the horses, milk the cow, learn... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Lake Metroparks Farmpark is a family-oriented science and cultural center devoted to agriculture, farming and country life. Visitors can experience milking hands-on with our dairy cows. Machine-milking is also demonstrated. Learn how cheese is made and on weekends and during special events you even may help make ice cream the old-fashioned way! Discover pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits and even a turkey In the Well Bred Shed. Horse- or tractor-drawn wagon rides are the mode of transportation throughout the park. Meet dozens of breeds of livestock including llamas, alpacas, chickens, pigs and goats in the Barnyard. The arena is home to the horses at Farmpark. We have all sizes including draft horses, light horses and miniatures. Explore the Plant Science Center which houses the Great Tomato Works hydroponic exhibit, and a greenhouse. Watch the border collie at Farmpark help to keep the sheep together as they move from one end of the field to the other in our sheep herding demonstrations (offered mid-April through mid-October, weather permitting). The fleece from the sheep is used for its fibers to make sweaters, fiber-art, and other wearables. Watch the sheep be shorn and touch the fleece and feel the lanolin on your fingers during sheep shearing demonstrations (offered mid-May through Memorial Day). Discover modern and antique tractors and farm equipment used on the farm in the Farm Technology building. Harvest activities take place in Field Crop. Discover corn fields, wheat fields, and learn how apple cider is pressed and taste apple butter seasonally. See hands-on how the soil is tilled, wheat and corn fields are cared for and harvested by the farmer. Put your sense of direction to the test as you wind your way through a multitude of twists and turns through a three-acre corn maze. The maze is open daily mid-August through mid-October, weather and field conditions permitting.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-9520
+1 440-256-2122
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom and I went to the free FarmFest event. Lots to see here for kids. Got to visit the animals in the barn and in the farmyard, also saw the hydroponic gardening. The highlight for us was the border collie demonstration.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

What fun! Plenty of animals and lots of good demonstrations. Meet the horses, milk the cow, learn about organic farming, ride the tram. A good time was had by our entire group from grandparents to parents to toddlers. The place is spotless, and the staff...More

Thank poppybubby
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great family experience. Newborn animals (one that was only 2 days old!), ride a pony, see some really amazing art quilts and do some maple festival stuff. Nicely done, great little restaurant. Very clean, very kid oriented, very well done.

Thank R G
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I always enjoy the farm park with my children and grandchildren. Milking the cows is always a favorite! It is nice to check out throughout the year, as different seasons bring different activities and different babies! Not a lot of shade, so better if the...More

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have been going to the Farmpark for many years. There is so much to see. Each one of the grandchildren has a favorite area. Milking the cow, seeing the horses, riding in the wagon. The new playground is great, bring a lunch and watch...More

Thank libra1946
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We took our 10 year old granddaughter here last Friday. It was a nice weather day, and the place wasn't too crowded. She enjoyed seeing all the animals, especially the horses (which we were able to meet and "pet", thanks to the kind gentleman in...More

Thank ilive4sun
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Every animal looked like skin and bones and terribly sad. The bunnies were in tiny cages with metal bottoms which is terrible for their feet. Some animals are in small pens and poked at by kids constantly. Just a terribly depressing day all around. We...More

Thank Emugal17
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a great place for kids to learn about farm life. Animals, plants, history. They have 19th century corn shucker, a Kids Tomato exhibit, a hummingbird center, swing sets, etc. Many items for kids as well as adults to see and experience. You could...More

Thank dbaizel
Reviewed 14 August 2016

My husband and I went to the Farmpark for Vintage Ohio. It was really nice and clean. Beautiful at night! Nice place to have a nice relaxing time.

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful working farm that offers programs and experiences that educate the public. My family has attended many programs within the facility and has never been disappointed. Our favorites include Haunted Hayrides and Country Lights, but would highly recommend just a regular day visit as well....More

Thank Dawn S
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