The Farmyard

Step into the Farmyard at Center Grove Orchard 

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. 

See you for our Fall Season! 

Attractions

CGO Express

Take a ride around and enjoy the beautiful country setting on this fun and safe train. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Unlimited rides included with Farmyard Admission
Included with Farmyard Admission.

Hayrides

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.

Bottle Feeding Baby Goats +

Bottle feed our baby goats! Offered all day starting at 9:30 AM and last feeding at 6:30 PM, with breaks throughout when our babies are resting or digesting. Limited availability.
Cost: $3/ bottle.

Combine Slide

See you at the bottom! The 12-foot tall Combine Slide makes for a fun ride.
Included with Farmyard Admission.

Farm Animals

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

Corn Pool

Jump right in! You've never seen a pool like this-- filled to the brim with corn kernels.
Included with Farmyard Admission.

Spiderweb

This large rope spiderweb is the perfect place to climb and explore.
Included with Farmyard Admission.

Rubber Duck Races

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

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.
Included with Farmyard Admission.

Corn Maze

Get lost in this fun and exciting 5-acre Corn Maze, a Center Grove Orchard tradition!
Included with Farmyard Admission.

Pedal Carts

Take a ride on these safe, fun tractors along an obstacle course.
Included with Farmyard Admission.

School House & 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.

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.

Kids Corral

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

Hay Maze

Can you find your way around our Hay Maze? It's a great activity for younger kids.
Included with Farmyard Admission.

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.

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.

Rope-A-Steer

Give rounding up cattle a shot. Grab a rope and try to lasso a stationary cow.
Included with Farmyard Admission.

Confusion Corral

A farmtastic take on the classic maze of mirrors.
Included with Farmyard Admission.

Tractor Pull

Showcase your strength by pulling a range or tractors across a sandy plain.
Included with Farmyard Admission.

Pedal Tractors

Little ones can ride safe, fun tractors along an obstacle course.
Included with Farmyard Admission.

Wagon Ride

Take the little ones on a fun ride they'll never forget.
Included with Farmyard Admission.

Super Slides

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

Barn Show

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

Apple Slingshot +

How far will an apple fly? Place one in our Apple Slingshot and find out.
1 ticket (for 4 apples) Included with Farmyard Admission
Additional apples may be purchased at $1 for 4 apples. Cash only or pay in advance at the Admission Bins.

Molly Moo

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