Looking for a unique, educational and cost effective getaway? Heritage Farm in Flora, Indiana — about one hour north of Indianapolis — offers families an experience they won’t soon forget.
Heritage Farm is a working alpaca farm with more than 50 alpacas you can see, touch and interact with. Visitors can book an overnight stay at the 120-acre farm in one of the several different lodging options, or just visit for the day. Owners Tim and Beth Sheets have made it their goal to educate the community about the joys of farming and alpaca care.
Along with alpacas, visitors to can also get to know the resident chickens, goats, horse and a black Lab named Juno. Children and adults have the option of doing as much or as little as they want when it comes to helping with daily chores, feeding the animals, collecting eggs and more. Visitors can learn more about alpacas and their valuable hair, hang out with the comical goats and play catch with Juno.
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Families have access to the entire property, including a large red barn, named one of Indiana’s Top-Ten Bicentennial Barns. Heritage Farm was also the recipient of a rural preservation award from Indiana Landmarks Foundation. In addition to checking out a true farm barn, families can hike through the woods, play at the creek and enjoy nature throughout the day.
Spend the Night at Heritage Farm
You can visit the farm for the day, but if you’d rather spend the night among your favorite animals, Heritage Farm offers several options.
Choose from an authentic log cabin, built in the 1850s with indoor toilet and shower but outdoor kitchen with gas grill. There is also a modern, three-bedroom home with full kitchen for those that prefer full amenities. RV parking and creekside camping are also avilable for a minimal price.
Heritage Farm occasionally hosts workshops on everything from fiber, weaving, rug hooking and quilting. Children can enjoy swinging on the large platform swing and can test their bravery on a 400 foot-long zip line (for an additional fee). Outdoor games, such as croquet, badminton and bocce ball are available, too.
Heritage Farm’s Alpaca Store
Wondering what the big fuss is about regarding alpaca hair? Check out the Alpaca Collection Store, both on site and online, and try a pair of socks, a stuffed toy, mittens or scarf and see if you can tell the difference.
For more information about Heritage Farm, visit ourheritagefarm.com.