Spring break fun: Tour Shamrock Dairy Farms

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

STANFIELD, Ariz. -- We may live in a big city, but we're not far from a huge dairy farm. And it could make for a fun activity during spring break.

Shamrock Farms in Stanfield is a real, working dairy farm that invites the public and schoolchildren to come see where their milk comes from.

More than 10,000 cows are standing by, ready to make the farm tour a real hands-on experience for kids of all ages. During a guided hour-long tour through the farm on a cow-spotted tram, visitors can see cows being milked, meet the calves, and learn about what the cows eat and how they live.

"This is our tenth year of tours," says Molly Costa with Shamrock Farms. "We love being able to show Arizona families and schoolchildren how we treat our cows out here. We're proud of our facility and the care we give them."

Of course the baby cows are a big attraction. "We have, on average, about 25 to 30 baby cows born here every day," says Costa.

A visit also includes Roxie's Outdoor Adventure, where kids can climb a 20-foot-tall milk bottle or go down a cottage cheese slide.

Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Adults - $9.00
Military - $7.50
Seniors (60+) - $7.50
Children 12 and under - $6.00
Children under 2 years old (must sit in your lap on tram) - Free

For information on the Shamrock Farms tour, visit Shamrockfarms.net.