This past weekend my family visited Walden Farm in Smyrna/Nolensville, Tennessee. (It’s a 30 minute drive from downtown Nashville, TN.)
I have a feeling I could pretty much type anything I wanted to and no one would notice, because obviously, the pictures really tell the story here.
In the process of seeing these 14 picture collages below, you’ll get a good idea of why your family would have a great time if you were to visit Walden Farm.
But in the event there’s actually anyone actually reading the words to this story, not just checking out the fun pictures, I’ll do a quick narrative.
Parking is free and so is admission, but you do pay a couple of bucks per activity. We spent a total of $18 on all you see below, including the pumpkins.
I think my son Jack’s favorite activity at Walden Farm is the hayride.
It’s sort of like a mobile scavenger hunt, as your family tries to find all the semi-hidden spooky objects; like an eyeball, Frankenstein, a spider, etc.
There is also Toddler Town, a place that I am convinced Jack could hang out at all day and never even think about food.
It’s basically like a backyard, equipped with a gravel-filled toy table. Jack enjoyed scooping up the rocks in bulldozers, alongside dinosaurs.
There is also a dirt hill that he enjoyed rolling the bulldozers up and down.
Like any good pumpkin patch/farm, there are animals to see and feed.
And a tractor pull…
And those cut-outs where your family can transform into farm-themed characters.
Don’t forget the hay maze!
Jack wanted some pumpkins, so we paid just $1 and he was able to choose 2 really strange-looking ones; which he used as “lasers” the whole ride home.
As we were loading up back into the car, I pointed out to Jack a hedgeapple tree.
In case you’re unfamiliar, hedge apples (also known as Osage oranges) are basically a prehistoric fruit that no longer serve as food for animals today.
Hope you enjoyed learning about Walden Farm. Maybe your family can check it out in person!