Oliver Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd.
Elk River, MN 55330


May, September and October:
Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day:
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, 10-5
Call for group tours.


  • $9 adults
  • $7 seniors and college students
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members.



2016 May 20

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Nature Trails

The Kelley Farm nature trails wind along the Mississippi River and through woodlands and restored prairie. The trails are well-marked, level and provide an opportunity to see some of the same types of wildlife and plants as the Kelleys saw. The limestone path from the Visitor Center leads to the farm trails.

28 Nature Trail Map

The Farm Trail is 0.8 miles long and is wheelchair accessible. It is marked with signs that tell the story of pioneer farming and its impact on the land.

The River and Woodland Trail heads upstream along the Mississippi River before running into the old oak woods.  Walk quietly and watch for white-tailed deer and any of dozens of varieties of songbirds. This trail is 1.1 miles long.

The Prairie Trail meanders for 0.8 miles through the restored prairie and abandoned farm fields. Most of this area was prairie with small clumps of oak trees when farmers like Kelley arrived in the 1850s.

Printable version of the map and trail descriptions