Kline Creek Farm West Chicago
Where is it at?
Kline Creek Farm
1N600 County Farm Road
Tel: 630 876 5900
Where are we going today?
We always love a farm, with the sweet animals and family fun. But Kline Creek Farm has a slight difference – it’s a farm with a historic twist! Not only can kids experience a farm, but they can also go back in time to the 1890s! The whole farm can show them what life was like on a DuPage County Farm over a century ago - pretty amazing!
The whole family can stroll through this restored farmstead and hear about all the stories of living on this farm through historically-costumed interpreters! They even use tools and techniques of the past. How different do you think it is to now? Pretty different we imagine!
The activities that the kids can learn about cover a lot! Baking, harvesting, ice cutting (you never know when you'll need it!), sheep shearing, canning (if you don't know what that is, all the more reason to visit!) and planting.
The Farmstead used to be the center of all the domestic activities, and actually contains some original artifacts, as well as reproductions, so the homely atmosphere really comes across. Depending on the time of the year, the staff even plant fruits and vegetables in the kitchen garden, work in the wagon shed and even tend to the orchard. Maybe you will see them smoking sausages in the smoke house!
Of course - there are animals! Cattle, chickens and sheep call the farm home.
They sound like they are busy as a bee! Which makes sense when you hear there is beekeeping at Kline Creek Farm too! Have you ever seen where honey comes from?
Timber Ridge Visitor Center displays exhibits of the past, as well as houses the very important gift shop!
Enjoy your day at the farm!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree for all!
- ChildrenFree for all!
When can we go?
Thursday to Monday 9am - 5pm.
Closed Tuesday, Wednesdays and some holidays.
The "A Day At The Farm" educational program allows students to see how families lived more that a century ago. The field trip provides opportunities for students to participate in a wide variety of farm activities - a pretty amazing experience! .
Any Top Tips?
During the summer, children ages 7 to 12 can participate in the “Farmhands” day camp, where they’ll experience life on an 1890s farm, including chores, domestic activities and games!.
Doing our bit
They LOVE animals so really look after the wellbeing of the animals on the farm. If they have any rules - follow them because they will help the animals! .
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs, just give them a call to see how they can help! .
Can I get one of those?
If you head into the Visitor Center you can check out all the unique gifts available, including children's toys! .
If you really love the farm you can volunteer! This means you can cook on a wood burning stove, collect eggs, and help kids enjoy the 1890s experience for themselves! .
What people are saying?
by amanda grimston
My son loves this place. They have open space to run and he asks all about farm life. He also lives milking the cow in the gift shop.
by A Google User
I love this little place. Great atmosphere and knowledgeable volunteers. Plus they sell Sasparilla so how wrong can they really be?
by A Google User