Take a Field Trip to Tanners Orchard in Speer

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Apple Orchard

Freshly baked treats, an intricate corn maze, pumpkin picking and more than 17 varieties of apples await you at Tanners Orchard in Speer, about 30 miles north of Peoria.

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The family-owned farm celebrates its 65th year in 2013. The orchard includes more than 11,000 apple trees and 20 acres of pumpkins, along with other fruits and veggies. Find a tasty snack in the Apple Bin Bakery and Farm Market, or bring along the kids to the farm’s Back 40 Fun Acres, which features a miniature golf course and tetherball stations.

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This fun agritourism spot opens for a limited time in late summer, every day in September and October, and Monday through Saturday in November. For more details and specific hours, call (309) 493-5442 or visit tannersorchard.com.

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