Get up-close on a farm
Wisconsin has a rich history as America’s Dairyland. Although many of the original farms in Waukesha Pewaukee are no longer in existence, there are still farms in our area that offer tours and hands-on learning for the whole family to enjoy.
Old World Wisconsin
Life on the Farm is a hands-on experience at Old World Wisconsin like no other. As you explore the German Area’s Krueger Farm, you get the chance to experience what life was like working on a late 19th century farm in the Midwest.
Follow the daily adventures of the Kruegers, a farm family of the 1880s, who left the Old World to start a life in Wisconsin. “Life on the Farm” is based on the unique record of photographs and stories of the Krueger family.
Costumed interpreters throughout the farmstead will help you step back to the 1880s and imagine the type of life that the Kruegers would have known. They will guide you through the Kruegers’ typical chores, teach you about their farm animals, and show you how they used authentic farm implements.
Cozy Nook Farm
Cozy Nook Farm in Waukesha also offers a hands-on working farm experience with one hour tours. You can see baby calves and goats. Plus, feed and pet calves and learn how to milk a cow. Hayrides are also offered so you can look at the different crops. Tours offer a great learning experience. There is a $50 minimum for a tour, so bring a few friends and family along. Contact 262-968-2573 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.
Don’t miss these featured events from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board close by our area:
June 17: Tour of America’s Dairyland East Troy Cycling Classic 10:45am-8pm
June 18: Wisconsin Cheesemakers & Wine Train 1-3pm at The Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago
June 18 & 19: Blue Ribbon Cheese Fest 11am-3pm at The Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago
June 19: Tour of America’s Dairyland Waukesha Carl Zach Cycling Classic