AAA Editor Notes
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is at 13800 Switzer Rd. at jct. 138th St. The 12-acre farmstead is home to more than 200 animals, including horses, rabbits, sheep, chickens, ducks and goats that children can pet and feed. A barn, fishing pond, nature trail, playground, a re-created one-room 1900 schoolhouse, a general store, a blacksmith shop, a barber shop, a Native American encampment, flower and vegetable gardens and Ben's Bank, an 1891 bank building with historic items, are on the grounds.
A birds of prey exhibit features an eagle, an owl and a hawk. At the dairy barn children can pet the cows and, with help from a life-size model of a Holstein dairy cow named Rosie, learn how they are milked. Pony and horse-drawn wagon rides, mining, live milking demonstrations and goat bottle feeding also are offered.
Picnicking is only permitted outside of the park.
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.