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Address: 30771 Betts Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251-3401
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+1 941-322-2802
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Dakin Dairy Farms entertains & educates the public from cow to bottle...

Dakin Dairy Farms entertains & educates the public from cow to bottle on their 1000 acre sustainable family farm with Farm Tours, Birthday Parties, 5 Acre Maze, Hayrides, Bottle Feeding Calves, Pig Races, butter making, product tastings & mooore. Farm Market Gift Shop & Cafe open all year preparing fresh hot picnics featuring an Extreme Grilled Cheese Experience to enjoy under the 5 acre oak hammock picnic & play area. Season opens the 1st Saturday of October with an annual Festival "4 Life" and closes the 1st Saturday of June with an annual Dakin "Dairy Day" Festival celebrating National Dairy Month. Public Tours Available October - 1st Sat. In June: Wednesday & Friday: 12 noon, Saturday's: 10am, 12pm & 3pm, Scheduled Groups of 25 or More: Tuesday - Saturday.

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Amazing dairy

Jerry and his crew are an amazing group we asked alot of questions about there dairy and got amazing answers. Dairy farming in Florida is way different than anywhere in the world... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
kyle k
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Monroe, Wisconsin
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Monroe, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jerry and his crew are an amazing group we asked alot of questions about there dairy and got amazing answers. Dairy farming in Florida is way different than anywhere in the world and totally worth coming to check out

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Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was very disappointed when I visited Dakin Dairy Farm this time. This place has gone down hill since the last time I visited in 2015. The hayride was over crowded, the hay bales to sit on were falling apart, the tour guide didn't seem to know much, we didn't get to feed the calves their baby bottles like last... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

It is a working dairy ranch - which is really neat! Gift shop/ cafe has good space but needs better signage.

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Thank Caroline T
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

They were very accommodating. The food was good. The people were very friendly and professional. They were kind and gentle to the animals. We like to see the goats, pigs, sheep and so many dairy cows. They are milking 2,200 cows 3 times a day. Amazing and fun. We have goats in Alaska.

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Thank Kae Y
Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Went with about 80 preschoolers ages 3-5. The staff was very friendly and patient. It was well organized. We were split into groups so everyone had plenty of wiggle room and a chance to see everything. Although the bottling machines weren't running that day, (M,W,F only) there was plenty to do. Pig race, goats, chickens, more animals, watching the cows... More 

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Thank SharkieO
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect fall/winter activity to make you feel like you are getting a change of seasons. Kids loved the corn maze and hayride. Cafe food was great.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

My Son's scout troop had a great and actually informative time here today. The tour was very fun. we learned quit a few things about the dairy industry and the process that goes on. We learned ho to make butter from regular every day cream! the food in the little store was great. cheese pizza made with cheese from there... More 

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Thank David C
North Carolina
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188 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is an actual working dairy farm, with lots to see for all ages in the family. The barbecue in the snack bar is excellent. Wear appropriate shoes and hats.

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Thank Art H
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Your kids will have a great time, and they will learn a bunch at the same time - so will you! Very informative tour.

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Midland, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

My wife and I are snowbirds in Florida. While driving down the highway I noticed this large dairy farm and then a sign that showed they have tours. We waited a couple of weeks and on Good Friday made the trip to the farm. I was waited on with a big smile from the person working inside the gift shop.... More 

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