Daily Farm Updates Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Farmyard



The Farmyard at Center Grove Orchard offers activities for all ages and is the perfect place to explore, play, learn and spend a glorious autumn day. Explore the Corn Maze, take in a Pig Race, go down the Combine Slide—it’s all up to you and it all happens in the Farmyard.

2017 Farmyard Fall Season: September 9 – November 5

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Corn Maze

Get lost is in this fun and exciting 5-acre Corn Maze, a Center Grove Orchard tradition!

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Corn Maze

Get lost is in this fun and exciting 5-acre Corn Maze, a Center Grove Orchard tradition!

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Farm Animals

Interact with goats, horses, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys and sheep. Make a four-legged friend!

Included with Farmyard Admission

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CGO Express Train

Take a ride around and enjoy the beautiful country setting on this fun and safe train.

CGO Express Tickets are $3 and are not included in the Farmyard Admission

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Jumping Pillows

How high can you go? Our two Jumping Pillows give an extra boost for jumpers ages 2 and older.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Schoolhouse & Time Tunnel

Step into the vine covered time tunnel to travel back to the 1800s at our old-fashioned school house, complete with desks and school bell.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Pedal Carts

Get your race on around our pedal cart course. Challenge your friends and have great fun for anyone 50 inches and taller.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Kids Corral

Little ones love this large sandbox area complete with a slide and a livestock corral.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Hop-a-Long Horses

Giddy-up! Grab a saddle on one of our inflatable horses.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Spiderweb

This large rope spiderweb is the perfect place to climb and explore.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Combine Slide

See you at the bottom! The 12-ft tall Combine Slide makes for a fun ride.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Hayrides Around the Farm

Hop on our Hayride for a trip around the farm! Hayrides take you out to the Orchard, Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Combine Slide and CGO Express Train. See the sites, get ideas for your next activity, scope out food options and enjoy yourself.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Corn Pool

Jump right in! You’ve never seen a pool like this—filled to the brim with corn kernels.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Hay Maze

Can you find your way around our Hay Maze? It’s a great activity for younger kids.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Rubber Duck Races

Cheer for your favorites in the Rubber Duck Races, where everybody is a winner.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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3 Little Pigs Houses

Live the nursery rhyme at the stick, straw and brick houses. Just watch out for the big, bad wolf!

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Elk

See these majestic animals up close.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Discovery Barn

This hands-on learning center allows children ages 2 to 8 to learn about the growing cycles of Iowa’s crops.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Pedal Tractors

Little ones can ride safe, fun tractors along an obstacle course.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Rope-a-Steer

Give rounding up cattle a shot. Grab a rope and try to lasso a stationary cow.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Molly Moo

Try your hand as a dairy farmer with Molly Moo, our life-size stationary milking cow.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Goat Walk

Our most popular animals are the goats! Enjoy watching them play, explore and be adventurous on their ramps, teeter-totters and more.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Wagon Ride

Take the little ones on a fun ride they’ll never forget.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Super Slides

Feel the autumn air push your hair back as you ride these 135-foot slides.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Pig Races

Who will be boss hog? Find out in the exciting and adorable Pig Races.

Included with Farmyard Admission

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Apple Slingshot

How far will an apple fly? Place one in our Apple Slingshot and find out.

Not included in Farmyard Admission. Cost is $1 for 4 apples. Cash only or pay in advance at Admission Bins.

Farmyard Pricing

Weekday

$9.95 per person
(ages 3+)

One-time access to all standard Farmyard activities Monday – Friday.

Buy Now and Save $2 on Admission

Weekend

$12.95 per person
(ages 3+)

One-time access to all standard Farmyard activities Saturday – Sunday.

Buy Now and Save $2 on Admission

Season Pass

$30.95 per person
(ages 3+)

Unlimited access to standard Farmyard activities during our fall season.

Buy Now and save $5 with our Early Bird Discount until 11:59 PM on Friday, September 8

Season Pass Plus

$39.95 per person
(ages 3+)

Unlimited access to standard Farmyard activities during our fall season with special discounts on CGO Express Train Rides, food and Country Store purchases. Learn more about the discounts.

Apples and/or pumpkins are NOT included in the price of admission. Farmyard Admission is not needed to shop in our Country Store, eat at the Hay Cafe, Coffee Shop or the Bakery. Farmyard Admission is not needed to pick your own apples or pumpkins for purchase - please check-in at Admission Bins for details. Please note that some Farmyard activities (the CGO Express Train and Apple Slingshot) require an additional charge. Some activities are available weekends only or weather-permitting. Please visit our Pricing + Admission page for full information.

Farmyard Food and Facilities


Feed Bunk

Enjoy a meal hot off our grill and eat in our outdoor seating area, featuring burgers, pulled pork and our famous homemade applesauce.

Shucks

The finest finger food including grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken strips and our signature apple nachos!

Apple Jacks

Apples of all sorts including caramel apples, apple nachos, cider donuts and cider slushies.

Pumpkin House

Take a break from the Jumping Pillows at the nearby Pumpkin House, and enjoy a delicious walking taco.

Country Corner

Get ready to pick apples! Country Corner is where to find your U-Pick apple bags as well as other snacks and goodies.

Potty Barn

Clean restroom facilities are available with changing tables and sinks.

Follow Along

For a glimpse into the every day life at Center Grove Orchard, follow us on Instagram @CenterGroveOrchard