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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.

Site Fri.-Sun. and holidays $2; free (ages 0-1 and Mon.-Thurs.). Mining $5 or $8. Wagon ride $3; free (ages 0-1). Fishing or pony ride $3. Goat bottle-feeding $1. All-activity combination ticket $12. Children must be at least 3 years old for a pony ride.
Grounds open daily 9-5, Apr.-Oct. (also Tues. and Thurs. 5-8, Memorial Day-Labor Day). Wagon rides Mon.-Fri. 10-3, Sat.-Sun. 10-4. Pony rides, fishing, mining and goat bottle-feeding daily 9-5. Cow milking demonstration daily at 9:30 and 4:30.
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