Dome Ranch

W2332 County Rd G
Elmwood, WI 54740

Field tripsGetting there

The Dome Ranch is a wonderful field trip destination for school-aged youth located in a beautiful rural area, offering an opportunity to experience a full "day in the country". Youth will experience:

  • interaction with unique, tame animals
  • woods nature walk
  • gardening/cooking project
  • nature craft

Field trips

The Dome Ranch in Elmwood, Wisconsin (Pierce County) is the perfect field trip opportunity for school-aged youth. Spring, summer and fall fields trips to this very scenic and peaceful location are available. While visiting the Dome Ranch, the youth will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:

  1. interaction, grooming and education about the Ranch's unique, tame animals
  2. a gardening/cooking project with taste testing (healthy living focus)
  3. a nature craft that they can bring home with them using products from the farm (wool, peacock feathers, etc)
  4. a nature woods walk

Every year children from the school districts, day care centers, YMCA's, group homes and scouting troops visit the Dome Ranch. Many staff and children say that the Dome Ranch is "the best field trip they have been on." Most visitors return year after year. Your homeschool group will enjoy the Dome Ranch too!

Cost per child/student: cost varies depending on the length of the program and the size of the group. Most sessions are 3½ hours and between $4 and $7 per child
Cost per adult/educator: free

Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: 60

Target age range: for ages 4 years to 15 years

Sibling policy: Siblings outside the target age range may accompany their parents but may must pay the registration fee.
Parent/guardian/educator policy: At least 1 adult chaperone for every 8 children.

For more information, call 715-639-2078 or email info [at] or visit

Getting there

The Dome Ranch is located on 32 acres in the beautiful bluffs of Spring Valley, Wisconsin, only several miles from the famous Crystal Caves and within an hour's drive from the Twin Cities.

Information subject to change. Please check with Dome Ranch for the most current information. Last updated on Sat, Jan 31, 2015.