Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

Spring and fall guided educational tours on this centennial family farm teach groups the importance of the American farmer and the role of corn in agriculture. Groups can plant seeds, ride the John Deere Grain Train, feed the farm animals, and learn about pollination. Groups will also have the chance to pan for fossils and gemstones in a real water sluice, challenge themselves on the climbing wall, climb aboard the pirate ship in Port Cottonwood, and enjoy the kid-sized barns in our Barnyard Playland. In the fall, fun activities include the Snoopy The Great Pumpkin 50th Anniversary themed maze, Hayrack Rides, pumpkins, and the Haunted Barn. Learn about anti-bullying through our Spookley Storybook Trail where groups will read Spookley's story along the walking path as a reinforcement to the bullying prevention lessons presented by the character. Groups will receive a free wristband to bring their family and friends back to the Pumpkin Farm to show them what they learned.

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Contact Info
Address: 17250 S Weber Rd., Lockport, IL 60441. Will County. Tel: 815-741-2693. Email: Website: Hrs: 9AM-5PM. Contact: Kaity Siegel.

Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-4th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2.5 hours normally with lunch. Cost: $9 per child and Adult (2 teachers free). Call today before we get booked!

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year, but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out where our fruits and vegetables come from. ... Continue