Suggested Tours

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Guided tours are available June – September.
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The farm is located 20 minutes southeast of Mason City, Iowa and 2 hours northeast of Des Moines, Iowa on a hard surfaced road.  It is all handicap accessible except the hayloft.  The meeting room in the barn and the climate controlled museum in the hog house are air conditioned.  Length of the tours depends on the areas chosen and the amount of time decided on when the tour is set up.  Cookies and drink are served as on farm visits in the past.  Catered meals are also available and served in the barn meeting room.

Tyden Farm No. 6 Tours

Tours  |  Public Tour

Deluxe Tour

The Deluxe Tour of Tyden Farm No. 6 give you a basic understanding of Emil, the farms and gardens. You will see the 20 minute documentary on Emil and the farms and then go on a guided visit to the other areas. The catered meal of either a light lunch or full meal is offered with this tour also.

Areas:

  • Short Documentary on the life of Emil Tyden and the history of the Tyden Farms.
  • Tour of antique farm machinery and buildings.
  • Tour of themed gardens and summer kitchen.
  • Enjoy the family museum and power point presentation of the Sears house.
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For 20 or more people

Cost: $18 per person

Length of Tour: Expect up to 3 hours

Premium Tour

On this Premium Tour of Tyden Farm No. 6 you get a more complete picture of Emil, the farms, the gardens and some understanding of modern farming and have a fun day on the farm. You would view the 50 minute documentary to get a basic understanding and then go on a guided visit to the other areas. Since it takes about a half an hour for each area and an hour for the longer documentary a whole day is suggested. For the all day tour a catered meal is available. A light lunch or a full meal.

Areas:

  • 50 minute documentary on the life of Emil Tyden and the history of the Tyden Farms.
  • Tour of antique farm machinery and buildings
  • Tour of themed gardens and summer kitchen.
  • Enjoy the family museum.
  • Tour of the Sears House.
  • Discussion of modern farming.
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For 30 people or more

Cost: $30 per person

Length of Tour: Expect around 4 hours depending on features chosen.

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Modern Farming Tour

Along with preserving the old farming we offer Modern Farming tours. We farm around 3000 acres with two of our sons. We use modern technology such as GPS, vertical tillage and computers in the combine and tractors. We have welcomed a group from across America wanting to understand modern farming and a group of Ukrainians wanting information on how they can improve their soils to grow better crops. For this tour we try to have both of our boys and Ted visit with the group about modern farming. Because we are a working farm it depends on the timing if we can get all three men there. We will also try to bring out some of the machinery that is available. The catered meal of either a light lunch or full meal is offered with this tour also.

Features:

  • Discussion of modern farming.
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For 30 people or more

Cost: $12 per person

Length of Tour: 1½ hours

Enjoy Catered Meals!

Choice of 2 Meats

  • Herb Roasted Chicken
  • Fried Chicken
  • Roasted Beef
  • Flat Iron Steak (upcharge)
  • Herb Roasted Pork Loin
  • Oven Baked Ham

Choice of 3 Sides

  • Potato Salad
  • Mashed Potatoes & Gravey
  • Oven Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Buttered Corn
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Marinated Italian Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Apple Waldorf Salad

Choice of 1 Dessert

  • Pumpkin Bars
  • Carrot Cake
  • Apple Crisp

Light Catered Meal

  • Ham, Turkey or Roast Beef on a Kaiser Bun
  • Pasta or Potato Salad
  • Chips & Cookie

Drink included.