Cyndi and I would like to thank you for your interest in our farm tours.
We have tried to make these touring programs as fun, interesting and most
of all educational as we know how. Our goal is to provide you and your group
with a close, hands-on look at farm life and it's facets. We want to impart
a new appreciation of how important agriculture is to our everyday life.
If children and adults are allowed to let farming in all its diversity become
abstract or too far removed from our lives, they will take far too much for granted.
Fruit, vegetables, milk, meat as well as grains and the by-products of these,
do come from somewhere other than the store. Water conservation, controlling development
of farm lands, crop rotation, soil conservation, wildlife habitat, land management
tree planting and animal husbandry are very, very real concerns that do affect
us all, either directly or indirectly, over the long term.
We offer our farm as an example of a self-sufficient farm, employing 19th, 20th and
21st century tools and techniques to feed and provide for our needs. We are not a petting
zoo, but we do have animals to pet! As this is an actual working farm, we ask that all visitors respect the safety instructions and be aware that you may be exposed to smells to which you are not accustomed.
We strive to make your time here as safe as we can possibly make it, so please don't let these precautions deter you from this tour. Caution and awareness go a long way to insure an incident free visit. We want visitors to
see, feel and experience as many things as we can.
Our farm tours are designed to inform, entertain and instill an
appreciation of the "How's" and the "Why's" of foods and a different
way of life.
Your group will see and learn about:
To make your visit more enjoyable for all, we ask that you follow these rules:
- Dress appropriately. Wear old shoes or boots. Gloves are recommended.
- We ask that there be one adult for every 6 children.
- We ask that children be respectful and mannerly. We reserve the right to ask
unruly or troublesome children to be removed from the tour where safety is a concern.
- Tour will last an average of 2 hours
- Horse drawn wagon rides can conclude the tour.
- Ask the children to write questions about things they want to know about or to be shown. We
will do our best to accommodate these.
- We encourage questions!
- Picnic area will be available
- All monies must be paid prior to starting the tour.
- If tours must be cancelled due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, a rain check date will be arranged.
- A liability waiver must be signed prior to starting the tour.
We will gladly customize your tour to fit the needs and interests of your group or organization. Tour prices start at $5.00 per
person. Contact us at (815) 625-2607 to arrange a tour for your group or family.
Muller's Lane Farm has a variety of interests sure
to appeal to your group. Guests from ages 3 to 99 have been
fascinated with the century old charm of our early 1900's working
You may be lucky to time your visit when baby animals are being
born or hatching. The Muscovey ducks have ducklings a couple months and a couple weeks old. Our Holiday turkeys are growing well. And we have added Boer does to our menagerie.
We welcome homeschoolers and will work with you to
develop a tour focused on various subject matters. There are plenty
of opportunity for math and science here at the farm. There is also
opportunities to teach stewardship of the land, history and
Our products are available for purchase at the conclusion of the tour. Some items such as fruit, vegetables, eggs and honey are seasonal.
We are conveniently located 2 miles south and 2 miles west of the I-88 and IL-40 intersection. Access is easy from Chicago, Quad Cities