Bring the whole class!
When your tour group arrives you will be greeted and accompanied to our outdoor “theatre” where an experienced guide will give an entertaining and informative presentation designed especially for your age group. Students will learn a brief history of the orchard and what it takes to grow apple trees. They will also learn how to properly pick an apple and talk about all the yummy things one can make with apples. Then the children will board our tractor pulled hay wagon, have a tour of the orchard and ride to the top of the hill where they will enjoy a snack. (specific snack depends on what tour they choose) Now it is “parent time” where visitors will have an opportunity to shop in our wonderful Apple Barn stocked with lots of homemade goodies, aromatic candles and of course our fabulous apples.
Next will be a brief stroll down to the lower orchard play area where there are modern restrooms, picnic tables, petting barn, corn crib with giant slide, large sand box, giant wooden train, and hay mountain.
This is a field trip that your child will always remember and if you are lucky they will take you back here on the weekends so the whole family will be able to enjoy the experience of Minnetonka Orchards!! You are required to reserve your school tour with a $50.00 non refundable deposit via credit card or check by mail that will be applied to your total bill. Tours go on rain or shine so please dress for the weather.
Types of Tours
This is our basic tour as described above with a snack of one of our yummy apples.
Cost: $5.00 per person.
This is our basic tour plus kids will get to tour our apple grading barn and see how apples are graded. Snack will include: an apple and one of our famous apple donuts. We will provide water to drink.
Cost: $6.00 per person.
This is always a fun tour that we started two years ago, same tour as the deluxe apple tour above only each child will get to pick an apple to take home as well as have one for a snack along with the donut. Apple U-pick subject to availability.
Cost: $8.00 per person
Same as the deluxe apple tour but kids will only get an apple donut for snack along with being able to take home a kid size friendly pumpkin. Pumpkin tour available first week of October.
Cost: $8.00 per person
School Tour Calendar
Days highlighted with Blue or Additional Text indicate at least one party already scheduled on that date, however we can accommodate for many tours on eligible dates!
NOTE: Look at our School Tour calendar (above) to see if your date and time is already reserved for a School Tour.
To provide the best experience, we can only accommodate for one School Tour per hour.
IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE, you will need to sign up for a ONE-HOUR time span!