I was excited to find a new local pumpkin farm that was a bit more fall focused and less Halloween focused. We used to go to one in Hudson but they are no longer open during the week for groups. The next local one is a bit too decked out in scary Halloween stuff for my taste and the very cool one in Grinnell, IA is a bit of a drive for every year for us. This last week we traveled up north a bit with our Learn & Play group, a couple extra mom's, and Jaxon and his buddy, Mason. We had a perfect day! If you skipped the Wicked Woods Maze and opt out of the small shed for "photo op's", you have one very nice fall focused and pumpkin farm experience! Pumpkin Paradise in Waverly has only been open for 2 years and I hope they stick around. It was great! We had fun in the barn with the animals, the pirate themed boat filled with corn, riding tractors, playing in purple sand, having a snack, going on a hay-ride, and of course getting pumpkins! Check this fun place out!
Pumpkin Paradise is located just north of CF. Travel north on 63 and take a left on 172nd st. Farm is at T intersection crossing with Killdeer Ave. 1734 Killdeer Ave is the address. Admission is $5 and kids 3 and under are free :) We may have to go back!