Susanna Farms

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24153 Town Line Road, Lake Villa, IL 60046 24153 Town Line Road, Lake Villa Directions
+18478380798
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When you have a free day, head to Lake Villa's Susanna Farms, IL for a day packed full of fun. If you're looking for a fun time, make plans to visit this place.

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Report | 2 years ago
The girl at the counter was not as excited with groupon entrance- not offering me info about activities aswith other customers. We picked out our free pumpkin and a larger one-the largest in the$5 batch tried to charge$10 she made it seem like I lied
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Geared toward very young children. Not much to do there.
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Very small farm with a condensed version of the big commercial fall experiences. Real hay ride on a real tractor by a real farmer...very sweet. And a few farm animals for the kids to touch and see. Horse rides are an additional $5 and are large horses so for only older kids. Without the Groupon I wouldn't have paid full price for admission, opting instead for another larger place with more to do, but we enjoyed a couple hours there.
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Rundown, unkept appearance with junk everywhere. Decorations, etc. on hayride look like junk stuck along the trail 10 years ago and never updated. Limited selection of Pumpkins and many in poor condition, and all are very overpriced. Kids were very disappointed there was no corn maze like there has been in prior years. On the plus, all staff are very friendly and the horseback rides are a good value for only $5.
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We really enjoyed bringing our granddaughter out to Susanna Farms last fall (2013) and so jumped at the chance for the groupon this year. First we wanted to take her on a Friday but found out they were only open on Saturdays and Sundays this year. Bummer, we wanted to go when it might be less crowded and when we actually have our granddaughter. But we made special arrangements to take her on a Sunday knowing it would be the last day the farms was open. It seemed for all practical purposes the farm was barely worth the trip out. The corn maze had been mowed flat, the little tractor train was not running, the barn with the special activities was closed. We saw the hairy cows and a couple horses, the goats were penned up in a little corral and unable to entertain us on the bridge that last year our granddaughter watched for 20 minutes. We didn't see any sheep and if I hadn't looked over the stall of the paddock we would have missed the mini donkeys. It's really sad that the farm is closing - last year I told everyone about how quaint and special it was. This year no so much. I wish our last experience there had been better.
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It was a little bit more then last years groupon and not everything was running, no train and one of the barns with the corn was closed. The People are really nice there and I saw online a family member passed. I want to support the business but i thought it was overpriced when all we did was go on a hayride, and pick out one $3 pumpkin. Maybe they should make it free to get in and charge for the hayride, then I would be more likely to go back to walk around and shop.
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There was no corn maze. Nothing much around to do! I would not recommend Sussana farm to anybody!
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A small farm, but really cute. Not everything was open when we went due to it being the last weekend.
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It's a working farm so wear appropriate shoes. Great for families with kids who love animals.
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Not nearly as fun as Kroll's Farm. The tractor driver was less than enthusiastic and the pumpkin selection was bland.
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When SJ and May O'Bryan purchased 300 acres of northern Illinois farmland in the 1930s, they saw it as a refuge where they and their five children could occasionally escape the bustle of life in Chicago. Memories of summers spent on the farms stuck with Betty—SJ and May's second-oldest daughter—so strongly that after her parents willed 50 acres of land to each of their children, she and her husband Dan decided to continue the farm's legacy by opening their parcel to the public. Today, Betty and Dan ensure that Susanna Farms remains a family affair, enlisting the help of their numerous children and grandchildren as they plant and maintain the pumpkin fields and prepare for October's Fall Festival. The farm is also open for special events throughout the year, and on weekends during the Fall Festival.

In keeping with the O'Bryans' original vision, Susanna Farms still provides a year-round, provincial escape for crowds seeking a break from daily routines. The acres teem with homegrown pumpkins, colorful mums, and bundled cornstalks as well as big-horned Scottish Highland cattle, quarter horses, miniature donkeys, Shetland sheep, and other farm animals. From atop an antique, crank-start tractor, visitors can take a hayride to see the pumpkin patches and the surrounding woods. Once the corn reaches a suitable height, the family works together to design a maze that challenges visitors' ability to eat their way out of a labyrinth.

During horseback-riding lessons, adults and children ride through a grassy corral on purebred rescue horses, many of which have sustained and recovered from injuries that prevent them from competing as show horses. For example, Lady, a quarter horse, has been shown in dressage and hunter jumper events, but after healing from an injury, provides beginning lessons to students of all ages.

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