Idle-Hour Ranch LLC - Troy, Oh
Located off I-75 exit #73 just 3 miles west of Troy, OhClick here for specific directions
We are working feverishly on the corn maze- installing game stations this week! It opens Aug 1st.
Attention Vendors- IHR is looking for arts and crafts, food, and most any other type of vendor for the Summer Festival weekend- Aug 1,2&3. Spaces are free and first come first served. No garage sale items please. Call for more info 937 339 9731. Last year, there were over 1100 people who attended the Festival, so looking for a great turnout again this year. Also, any live music folks out there who may want to perform - please call as well. It's going to be GREAT!
Have to share this one...The other day at the Ranch, I noticed a little boy walking, pouting with his head down. So I ask- "What's wrong sonny," he says "I wanted to see your dinosaurs and we can't find them......" He was truly disappointed.
More News: The 2013 Photo Contest winner has been named. Congratulations to Amber Cottrell. She has won a free family season pass for 2014 with her photo entry below.
Please excuse our construction areas, we have four new exhibits currently under construction- yes it has been slow due to weather issues- but we promise to have them done as soon as possible.
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Did you see last year's Corn Maze Design?
It's gone now....but this year's was planted May 9th- will open first weekend of August.
I told Charlene to get back in the barn- it's going to rain- and this is what I got from her.....
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It's our latest, greatest activity- Introducing the Idle-Hour Ranch Mining Company! The kids love this fun and educational experience as they "pan" for real gems and minerals. The mining sluice is up and fully operational, you have got to see it!
Troy’s latest attraction in Agricultural Entertainment is now open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays 12n - 6pm, June through October. This family owned and operated agricultural facility is dedicated to providing a fun and educational atmosphere for guests of all ages.
Highlights of Idle-Hour Ranch
Sam wants to see you as much as you want to see him!
Still have questions? Try our FAQs page, they may have already been answered.
New Pony Ride Ring!
Our Hours: 12 noon-6 pm*
every Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
June through October
Weekday Group Tours- by appt only!
* admission to IHR stops at 6pm, there is no real closing time, so feel free to take as much time as you like to visit, we have nowhere to go, so don't feel rushed to leave if you arrive near 6pm
And here is what you really want to know- The admission prices:
Toddlers- (2 and under) ----- > Free
Children- (3-12 years old) ------> $10
Adults- (13 years and older) ----> $12
Native Americans, Military* (including veterans), Firefighters, EMTs, Police/Sheriff are admitted FREE! Please show ID.*Active duty and retired only, does not include dependents of active duty. Sr Citizens receive $2 off admissionWant to save $$ consider a Season PassMasterCard & Visa are welcomedPony rides, Camel rides, mining sluice are not included in the general admission priceNote: Food to hand feed the animals is available for purchase at our feed table. The animals will love you for it!
We will use this section to let you know if we ever have to shut down for severe weather or any other emergency- just be sure to check here for news on our status before you drive out- especially if the weather is questionable. We will make every effort to be open every weekend.
A special note to Grandparents:
Make this your "special thing" to do with the grandkids- A lot of Grandparents have found this is a great activity to do with their grandchildren, when they get tired of McDonald's Playland.
As a matter of fact- Enter our 2014 photo contest! Best photos will be displayed and author will get a free family pass to the Ranch. Just e-mail your favorite photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only two photos per author please. Of course all photo entries become the property of IHR and can be used in any advertising.
We have received lots of good comments about our Goatwalk- the children really love watching the goats run up the ramps to eat. Come see it for yourself- there is nothing like it anywhere else!
Located just three miles off of I-75 west of Troy, Ohio , the latest attraction in Agricultural Entertainment, Idle-Hour Ranch (IHR), is now open to the public. This family owned and operated agricultural facility is dedicated to providing a fun, relaxed, family oriented atmosphere where guests of all ages can be educated about agriculture, entertained and given the opportunity to create life-long memories together.
Idle-Hour Ranch is proud to introduce to the community the age-old concept of Onsite Agricultural Direct Marketing, now commonly known as Agricultural Tourism. The North American Farmer’s Direct Marketing Association defines Agricultural Tourism as “the act of visiting a working farm or any agricultural, horticultural or agribusiness operation for the purpose of enjoyment, education, or active involvement in the activities of the farm or operation.
Did You Know?
Native Americans, Military (including veterans), Firefighters, EMTs, and police force personnel are all admitted FREE to the Ranch, in honor of the services they provide. Just show your ID at the entrance.
Did You Know?
IHR has free wireless internet access- so feel free to bring your laptops and relax in the shade on your next visit!