Choose Between Two Options
- $24 for admission for four ($48 value)
- $36 for admission for six ($72 value)
Take an interactive hayride, cuddle with baby animals, catch a pig race, or see kangaroos and emus. As an added perk, kids receive a free pumpkin with admission during the month of October.
Green Meadows Petting Farm
In 1964, Bob and Coni Keyes decided to transform their 80-acre hog farm in Waterford, Wisconsin into something brand new: a pick-your-own vegetables and raspberry farm. Inspired by their own 13 children, they decided to gear the experience toward families and kids. It wasn't long before the operation expanded to include interactions with their animals, and the farm became a destination where children could come to experience agriculture and farm life. Eventually the Keyes' children grew up and left the nest, but that they didn't necessarily leave the family business. Instead, many decided to start their own petting farms in their new towns—which is how Green Meadows started in Ijamsville.
Today, farmers there take visiting kids on fun, exploratory hay rides tied to a game of I Spy in which riders look for specific things hidden in the surrounding fields. Afterward, they head to the baby animal barn to cuddle with the farm's youngest fuzzy residents. Other attractions include plastic duck races and a new slide made from a combine. The team also encourages visitors to try milking a cow and feeding the animals.
“We all really enjoyed our visit :)”
“People were so friendly and we had a great time.”
“Beautiful farm and well taken care of animals provided excellent exposure for children to a variety of animals they would never see under normal circumstances. The...”
“Beautiful farm and well taken care of animals provided excellent exposure for children to a variety of animals they would never see under normal circumstances. The staff were very helpful and provided for a very family-friendly experience”
10102 Fingerboard Road
Ijamsville, MD 21754