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Center Grove Orchard Activities

  • 32835 610th Avenue | Cambridge, IA 50046
  • Dates: September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Center Grove Orchard
  • Phone: (515) 383-4354
  • Start/End Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Overview

    We are open 9 AM – 7 PM daily. The Farmyard* awaits your laughter and smiles, the Sunflower Meadow is in bloom to late September, the Apple Market store (with its new name) is ready to welcome you, and our food venues are ready to tempt you. Come see what’s new this year! You’ll find hours for each food venue below.

    (*We are sad to share that we will not have the Corn Pool this year due to our inability to frequently disinfect approximately three bazillion kernels of corn. We look forward to welcoming it back next year!)

    Our U-Pick orchard is now open and pre-picked apples are available in the Apple Market. Check here for current availability for picking and store purchase.

    We are reducing attendance each day in order to promote safety, so purchase your Farmyard tickets online ahead of time to avoid disappointment!

    Campfire and Welcome Porch reservations are available.

    We are still working to determine what School Tours might look like this year. Please reach out to us at if you are interested in either on-site (with safety measures) or virtual options so that we may gauge interest.

    These attractions are not open: 

    • Apple Slingshot – projected opening of September 12
    • Corn Pool – will not open in 2020 (sorry!)

    Open 9 AM – 7 PM daily unless otherwise noted:  

    • Sunflower Meadow – expected blooms to late September
    • Corn Maze
    • CGO Express Train (unlimited rides)
    • Jumping Pillows
    • Super Slides
    • Hop-a-Long Horses
    • Pedal Carts (big kids and adults)
    • Farm Animals
    • Pedal Tractors (little kids)
    • Storybook Land
    • Baby Goat Bottle Feeding
    • Apple Market (Country Store)

    • We like being a hive of activity! That’s why we offer events for all ages, from June into January. Find out what’s going on at CGO.