The bottom line on Blackberry Farm:
Verdict: This 54-acre living history museum is great family fun for kids 7 and under. I discovered Blackberry Farm twenty-two years ago when my youngest was just two.
I’m now coming back with my grandchildren. Non-residents pay $6 for admission, Aurora residents $3.75. That’s your ticket for unlimited rides on the carousel, the train, the ponies, the hay rides and the boat rides; the price of admission also includes entrance to the Carriage House, the Farm Museum, the Early Streets Museum, the Huntoon House and the School House.
How to Get There: Take I-88 to Orchard Road; exit left (south) on Orchard Road to W. Galena Blvd. Turn right onto Galena Blvd, then left onto S Barnes Road. Destination will be on the right.
Insider Information: Be sure to check Blackberry Farm’s website for Free Admission days as well as Special Event Days throughout the summer, when the park is open daily from 9:30 to 3:30. Once school is in session, the Blackberry Farm is open on weekends and holidays only from 11:00 to 5:00, weather permitting.
Nearby Food: Fast food is available on the premises; picnic lunches are allowed.