Lark Ranch Lanesville
Lark Ranch is opening a new farm for family fun in Lanesville, Indiana in fall 2023
Louisville families have a new farm to explore this fall that offers so much for one admission fee
Lark Ranch Lanesville will be the third farm opened by Matt Lark and his team. The first two are in Greenfield and Loogootee and families absolutely love them. Lark Ranch in Lanesville will offer many similar attractions to their existing farms. You can click here and see some of the rides and attractions they have at their other farms like a carousel and corn maze along with carnival rides.
Lark Ranch Lanesville wants to give Louisville families the ULTIMATE FALL EXPERIENCE
Our friends at Indy with Kids have frequented the other Lark Ranch locations. You can visit their website and see what they have to say about it! Click here.
Some of the images in this post are from other Lark Ranch locations. We will update with more once Lark Ranch Lanesville opens!
The big fun for Louisville families will be the 1-mile train ride. This isn’t just any small train you’ve seen, it’s big! It fits 100 people and the track runs all throughout the farm. And, they will have two running most days so there will be continuous opportunities to ride and fewer lines.
This train ride is an experience that makes the visit to Lanesville worth it even without all of the other fun this farm offers. They have even built a train station for it. Families will love it! They are planning to expand from year to year to build out more fun along the train tracks. Basically they took an existing farm that closed and are revamping the entire place.
Lark Ranch Lanesville will have daily tickets and season passes which include all rides and activities except for those noted as additional, which can be found here: Rides & Activities.
On my visit to Lark Ranch Lanesville I learned all about the abundance of activities they will have and it’s all so unique to our area. They have sidewalks to help people get around. The farm will have different sections, lots of picnic tables and shady areas. I love that they have many open barns that will make for an indoor-outdoor feel for many of the attractions.
There will be:
At least 10 carnival rides
2 large jumping pillows
A Treehouse Village play area
A giant corn box
Bouncies in a covered barn
Bon fires in the evenings
A Little Barrel Train built to fit kids and parents
The big 1-mile train ride pulling up to 100 people
A tire mountain
A historic Allan Herschell Carousel with 30 horses
Special events such as live music and probably more!
You will have the opportunity to go pumpkin picking or explore the corn maze. There will be free hay rides out to the pumpkin patches and corn maze. If you pick pumpkins, there will be a fee for taking home your pumpkin. Pumpkins are not included in the admission fee.
Also, there will be ample free parking and parents love this…..brand new, indoor bathrooms!
When will Lark Ranch Lanesville open?
Lark Ranch opened September 30, 2023 and will be open Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout October. They may also have some winter fun, stay tuned.
What are the Lark Ranch Lanesville hours of operation?
The hours of operation will be similar to that at the other locations. The Lanesville location has it’s own informational part of their website, visit it here. Lark Ranch posts a season calendar for each of their locations so you know what’s going on each weekend. And, Lanesville is still eastern time zone, so no worries about changing time zones on your visit.
The hours will likely be:
Fridays from 5-10pm
Saturdays from 11am-10pm
Sundays from 11am-6pm
How much will it cost for admission to Lark Ranch Lanesville?
All guests 3+ are required paid admission. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. They accept both cash and credit. Admission will be $15-$18 depending on the weekend. Basically, peak weekends will be slightly more. But remember, all of the attractions are included! Carnival and train rides do NOT cost extra. That is a deal!!! The only extra things you might pay extra for is food from a vendor or for your pumpkins if you go pumpkin picking.
Do they serve food at Lark Ranch Lanesville?
The farm will have food vendors and a variety of things will be available for purchase each weekend. You can bring a picnic meal if you choose and eat in the parking lot if you do not want to purchase food, please clean up after yourselves.
How do you get to Lark Ranch Lanesville?
Lark Ranch is about 5 miles off of the Lanesville exit on I-64, just 15 miles from downtown Louisville. It is about 20 minutes from downtown Louisville. Take I-64 west to exit 113 for Lanesville. Follow Crandall Lanesville Rd about 2 miles to IND-62 and make a left. Once off the exit, make a left onto IN-62. In less than half a mile, turn right onto Saint Johns Church Rd NE. In about 1.5 miles, turn right into Lark Ranch (gravel road right after the St. Johns church cemetery).
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