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Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
7001 Gass Lake Rd, Manitowoc, WI 54220, United States
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Mo
Review №1

A well designed museum! Very informative and interactive, great for adults and kids. Very spacious, easy to practice social distancing. Sells cedar crest ice cream, float and coffee.$16 per adult, thought it was expensive at first, but totally worth it! :)

Ju
Review №2

For the price it isnt worth it! The building and the pictures are nice, the place is clean. There was 1 calf for viewing, i thought we would see more, and no one was there to tell us about the calf, how many hours old it was etc.The outside tour was cancelled due to covid which is understandable, but then money should have been discounted. $16.00 a person is too much.

De
Review №3

My husband & I visited here on our way home from a weekend in Green Bay. It was early March so little cold outside but they have a small playground at this very new attraction. Inside a small gift shop & diner are on first floor along w/birthing center where we did see Sophia a less then 2 hr old calf. There is also a small amphitheater & a life size cow you can milk. Upstairs (there is an elevator too) is filled with a large array of different types of farming & animal interactive labs for kids of all ages to try out. My husband really liked the 1 of 2 John Deere tractors you could drive through the field planting corn, harvesting, etc. We will be bringing grandkids here in the late spring or summer.

Ma
Review №4

Such a cool place. Our kids (3 and 8) had a blast and as grownups, learning about the farm processes, especially water and waste management techniques on large farms was really interesting. Highly recommend!

Sa
Review №5

This museum is so nice. As an adult, I didn’t find it too interesting. But it is very interactive for children. I would say the coolest part is the simulator for harvesting crops. It is very well put together and very clean. They also had a birthing pen where there was a cow that gave birth while we are there.

Te
Review №6

The staff here is very welcoming, kind, and helpful. The interactive upstairs was very interesting and I learned a lot. It was very calm and quiet when I went on a Wednesday in January. I think it’s very important that we learn about farming here in Wisconsin and the food and other products that we put out into the world. Plus if you’re visiting from out of state, it’s important to note that they sell New Glarus in the gift shop

Li
Review №7

We had a blast even though the bus tour was not available

Je
Review №8

Beautiful facility with many interesting learning opportunities for all ages....and cedar crest ice cream too!

St
Review №9

I loved this place it was a great experience as a place to learn and see things. Plus it has two simulated harvesters and real cow birthing place and you take a bus and tour a very large farm to learn more stuff.

Do
Review №10

Amazing place dedicated to the education on the importance of agriculture in Wisconsin. There are many interactive exhibits. A lot to read. But very informative. If one gets there at the right time they can witness the miracle of seeing a calf be born.

Ly
Review №11

Wow! This new farm museum really exceeded my expectations. Admission isnt cheap (adults $16 I believe) but includes a tour of a nearby farm. And a chance to see a calf born!! (We just missed it, but saw the calf before shed even dried off.) Lots of good hands-on exhibits, a nice farm-to-table cafe and a decent gift shop.

Ka
Review №12

Excellent experience for kids and adults.

Ka
Review №13

Our family had such a wonderful experience here today! We got to see a calf being born in the birthing center and my kids even got to name him, which made it extra special! Our children are 7,4 and 2 and we ended up spending 4hrs there. They loved the combine harvester simulation, the kinetic sand, bus tour, video on maple syrup and of course the ice cream! The staff is awesome! We learned so much and are looking forward to another visit in the future!

Ka
Review №14

FUN! Kids loved it. A little heavy on the text for each exhibit, but my 8,6 and 3 year old enjoyed it. Loved the bus tour of a real farm and the birth of a calf! LOVED the food in the cafe. Its restaurant quality. My son said its the best pancakes hes ever had in his life :)

mi
Review №15

It was fun. Very educational.

Ah
Review №16

Priced too high! Not worth 16.00.

Jo
Review №17

We stopped here on our way home today because of all the cafe signs along the freeway and figured it was worth a look.The good:-Very kind staff-Clean-Some interesting exhibits (Kinetic sand, topography map!)-Great gift shopThe not as good:-Expensive for the amount to do in the center, and if you are only there for a short time/miss the farm tour. (However, I didnt mind because it goes to a good cause, but I did see a lot of folks leave because of it.)-No changing tables in bathrooms, at least up in the exhibit area, which is disappointing for a new facility geared at families.-The separate, cafe hours were not posted anywhere obvious when we came in (not on entry doors), so we missed our opportunity for actual food by an hour and had to go elsewhere. Had we known they dont serve until 5:00, we would have done the center second. Make sure to check the website, not the doors!Obviously, it is still very new, so hopefully some little changes will be made! We will be back.

Jm
Review №18

Kids had lots of fun

Ky
Review №19

Had a great time here with my family. Great for all ages and learned a lot. Probably the best cheese curbs we have ever had as well.

An
Review №20

This is a really fun interactive activity family members of all ages. Learn all about our agricultural heritage visit the birthing parlor and see a calf born, even have a delicious lunch and ice cream! It just doesnt get more Wisconsin than this!

Ma
Review №21

This was a lot of fun. My kids thoroughly enjoyed learning about farms here. The 3D sandbox, on the second floor, was a big hit. We also had the pleasure of witnessing a live calf birth. We thought we would miss it but they were nice enough to make an announcement to inform us to head to the observation area. The gift shop and Cafe were great as well. The food and ice cream was VERY good. All of the staff were friendly and informative. Will visit again soon.

Bo
Review №22

So wonderful! I wasnt prepared to be as impressed as I was. Great presentation of agriculture importance. Many interactive displays. I really liked them myself but the children that were visiting loved them. I played the harvesting game. Harvested over 45 bushels. Didnt get to experience a calf being born. Not sure I really want to. Tour of the actual working farm was really something. Only disappointment was that the restaurant was not open. We wanted to have lunch there but had to settle for a cone. Ice cream was very tasty though. Worth the visit. I will go back and do recommend to all. Theres something for everyone.

Ky
Review №23

Fun education for all ages and a baby cow birth what more do you need

Ca
Review №24

Outstanding informative & just overall fun !!! then we went to the cafe for ice cream sooooooo goood

La
Review №25

A great tribute to Wisconsin and its wonderful agriculture industry. I hope this place receives enough visitors to learn about what Wisconsin has to offer.Not as little kid friendly as I had hoped especially for the price, but a nice option for older kids.I hope they remove the fencing from the playground as we could not see our son while he played if we sat on the benches. Also, it felt like we shouldnt be in the play area since it was so secure and hidden.

Jo
Review №26

I cant wait to be there on Saturday for the opening of this awesome facility. I love the fact that they have season passes and family passes. Having visited Fair Oaks Adventure center numerous times and each time discovering something new, Im sure I will want to take all of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren there time and time again. In excited!!

Ra
Review №27

Great place to take school-aged kids; lots of fun interactive displays and exhibits (pretty good experience for the adults, too.)Also had a great tour of a modern and well-run dairy operation nearby.They just recently opened up, and I imagine that it will be a work in progress with many new and interesting developments as they move forward.Ill look forward to returning in the future to see more about whats happening in the world of agriculture.

R
Review №28

Very nice but a little expensive for what you get.

Ju
Review №29

Breakfast was delicious. Will be going again.

La
Review №30

The grandparent annual membership is the way to go for those in the area who have 4 or more angels to entertain. Especially if you plan to come back. Our four 10-13 year olds thought the kinetic sand box was the BEST and the corn combine simulators were a close second. Getting to see a calf being born was icing on the cake. Even though I have been a farm wife for many years, I was still blown away by the information and entertainment assembled here. Kudos! A must see for all ages.

Aa
Review №31

The place was nice and clean. it seemed very expensive for the amount of entertainment we received. wouldnt go again.

Ma
Review №32

A nice Museum and Education Center! A nice place for people to learn about Agriculture and where there food comes from. A nice place to show case the Diverse Wisconsin Agriculture Industry. A nice place to show case the Hard Working Farmers of Manitowoc County and Wisconsin.

Ji
Review №33

Wonderful experience learning about farm life in Wisconsin. Even saw a live birth of a calf. Great staff and awesome food in the cafe. Not to be missed.

Ch
Review №34

This place will bring more interest to the agricultural industry of Wisconsin. Im glad its coming so close to the place that I call home. For the individual who says it blocks view out of their kitchen window, I question if they enjoy looking at the interstate or if they dont fully understand how this place would help share knowledge of the agricultural industry. My girlfriend and I cant wait until its opening.

Gr
Review №35

Gorgeous new facility so much information and fun and games and learning for the kids and adults they did a great job cant wait to see what it had as time goes on.

Th
Review №36

It was not open yet when I was there. The areas I did see look great. The play ground did have interactive play area.

Br
Review №37

Really great educational place.

Kr
Review №38

Even if you were a small farmer it is still interesting to go see and also the experiments that they let you do

Jo
Review №39

Wow, you and your family will love this place! Make sure you schedule enough time to get through the whole center and save time for ice cream!

Wi
Review №40

Very interesting exhibits. Plenty of attractions to please the entire family.

Su
Review №41

Very cool. Very informative. Interactive

Ma
Review №42

For the price paid 2 adults 1 5year old and 1 1year old $40. Not much to do we were told the tour was all full, but had to pay full price anyways. We basically felt gypped and left us needing to find something else to do for te rest of the day.

Ry
Review №43

Love this place! Such a neat place for kids.

Da
Review №44

Proud to support Farm Wisconsin. Highly recommend checking this place out!

Br
Review №45

The vouenteers and staff were helpful and friendly.

Je
Review №46

Brand new facility with fun, interactive exhibits and a bus tour.

Ar
Review №47

They let unprofessional and unsafe drivers to deliver their stuff.Today(11/27/18) around 9.30 am on i290 near Schaumburg ,IL truck was speeding 10+ miles and was in the 3rd(restricted for trucks) lane. Sorry didnt know truck driver is not your employee.

Ke
Review №48

Outstanding - well worth a visit by all

Wi
Review №49

Very nice family attraction

Ma
Review №50

Educational

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  • Address:7001 Gass Lake Rd, Manitowoc, WI 54220, United States
  • Site:http://www.farmwisconsin.org/
  • Phone:+1 920-726-6000
Categories
  • Tourist attraction
  • Cafe
  • Education center
  • Gift shop
  • Ice cream shop
  • Non-profit organization
Working hours
  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:Closed
  • Wednesday:Closed
  • Thursday:9am–5pm
  • Friday:9am–5pm
  • Saturday:9am–5pm
  • Sunday:Closed
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible car park:Yes
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
Amenities
  • Good for kids:Yes
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