Museums have many different topics, and in an agricultural area such as southern Minnesota, a museum preserving and promoting agriculture is an excellent fit. Visitors to Farmamerica, just outside of Waseca, Minnesota, can see how farms looked through the years. Step into a log cabin at the 1850′s farm, or tour the 1930′s farmhouse. Visit a one-room school or see the local feed mill. Farmamerica also includes a museum of farm machinery and a modern visitor center.
In the fall, special events showcase agricultural endeavors. The Fall Fair, going on this weekend, includes working demonstrations and fall harvest activities. This is the video I made when we attended the Fall Fair last year.
October features a haunted corn maze and feed mill on select weekends, and a family-friendly All Hallows Eve event on October 30.
If you have a farm background, you’ll like Farmamerica for the memories of farming from days gone by. If you’ve never visited a farm before, FarmAmerica will give you a historical perspective on farming. Either way, it’s a place I recommend visiting.
7367 360th Ave.
Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 ages 6-13, free for ages 5 and under
Fall Fair: September 11-12, 10-4. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Youth $5, 5 and under Free
Haunted Corn Maze and Feed Mill: October 15, 16, 22, 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8, free for 5 and under. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
All Hallows Eve: October 30, 12-4. $4, free for 2 and under.
Video credit: mnlinda on Youtube.