Tours

Due to COVID-19, guided tours will be offered to the public with the following restrictions:

Hours of Service

  • Guided tours are available to the public Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm, by appointment only.
  • The Robot and Parlor Viewing Areas are open for public access 24/7.

Safety Requirements

  • While indoors, visitors, except for children under the age of two, must wear a face covering at all times.
  • Before attending a tour visitors are asked to perform the CDC self-check using the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker.
  • Visitors attending a tour must be from the same family or group.
  • One visitor per group will be asked to sign in our guest book. If visiting both the Parlor and Robotic Milking viewing areas, please sign in at both.

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

The unique dairy farm features a milking parlor system where 100 cows are milked twice daily, at 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. An additional 120 cows are milked 24/7 with two robotic milking units. The viewing areasto see both of these milking systems in action are open to the public 24-hours a day, no appointment needed. Stop by and see the cows getting milked anytime!

Dairy Foundation Brochure Self-Guided Tour Brochure

Tour comparison guide

Self-Guided Guided
Cost Free $5 Adults
$3 School-Age Children
What will I see on a tour?
  • 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 weekdays from 8 am-5 pm. The viewing areas to see the milking parlor and robotic milking facility are open 24/7. No appointment is needed. Please contact us in advance to make an appointment for a tour. Tours are given weekdays between 8 am-4 pm.
How many people can come on a tour? Tours of any size are welcome. Tours of any size are welcome.

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