Tours

Iowa's Dairy Center is not only a working farm, but a tourism facility where you can learn about modern dairy farming.

On your tour you will see:

  • Milking Parlor
  • Robotic Milking Facility
  • Freestall Barn
  • Maternity Barn
  • Calf Barn
  • Iowa's Dairy Museum
  • Hall of Breeds
  • Make homemade ice cream (must be requested)

The unique dairy farm features a milking parlor system where 160 cows are milked three times daily, 4 a.m., Noon and 8 p.m. Also, since December of 2013 two robotic milking units were installed to milk the remaining 120 cows. The viewing platforms for these milking systems are open 24-hours a day. Stop by and see the cows getting milked anytime.

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Tour comparison guide

Self-Guided Guided
Cost Free $5 adults, $3 school-age children
What do you get to see?
  • Milking Parlor
  • Robotic Milking Facility
  • Iowa's Dairy Museum
  • Hall of Breeds
  • Milking Parlor
  • Robotic Milking Facility
  • Free Stall Barn
  • Maternity Barn
  • Calf Barn
  • Iowa's Dairy Museum
  • Hall of Breeds
When can I come on a tour? You can visit Iowa's Dairy Museum and the Hall of Breeds during regular business hours. The parlor viewing area and robotic viewing area are open 24/7. Please call in advance to set up a tour time. Tours are typically given on weekdays at 1 p.m.
How many people can come on a tour? Tours of any size are welcome. Tours of any size are welcome.

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