Fredericksburg, Iowa: Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch

Sit in a cart and get pulled by a tractor out into a buffalo herd, where you can feed them by hand. At the end of the tour, you can buy buffalo meat.
3034 Pembroke Ave., Fredericksburg, IA
From Hwy 18 in Fredericksburg, turns south at the Farmer's Co-op onto Hwy 48. Drive three miles. Turn right (west) onto 300th St. (a gravel road). Drive one mile. Turn left (south) onto Pembroke Ave. Drive a half-mile. The ranch is on the left.
Call for tour times. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch

Very entertaining! Mr McFarland starts the tour with displays of buffalo relics and memorabilia, and explains the history of the buffalo from the beginning to today. He knows his buffalo. Then out on a wagon ride to feed the herd! What a treat! You are right there with them. Stop if you can!

[Phillip From Kentucky, 09/11/2018]

Feeding the buffalo.

Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch

Feed buffalo by hand! The farm of Dan McFarland has been in his family since 1854. They manage a herd of buffalo and provide tours. Ride in a wagon out to the timber and feed the buffalo by hand. You also learn about Native Americans, the history of buffalo, and other animals. There's a small room with Native American artifacts, buffalo hides, and meat to buy. When do you ever get this close to buffalo? Dan is great with kids and full of facts about buffalo, Native American history, and historical facts.

[Lori, 01/28/2016]

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