Shamrock Farms | Farm Tours & Field Trips

Shamrock Farms Field Trip Play Area Stanfield Arizona | Shamrock Farms | Farm Tours & Field Trips

Shamrock Farms undoubtedly makes many of of the products your family loves - milk, cottage cheese, whipping cream, and sour cream. Although the brand's products are sold at grocery stores nationwide, they are actually made right here in Arizona!

The working farm, which is home to over 10,000 cows, is located in Stanfield, Arizona (a small farming community just west of Casa Grande, north of I-8). Depending on where you live in Tucson, you can expect to drive about 75 minutes to get to the farm.

Shamrock Farms offers both tours to the general public and field trips for schools.


Where is Shamrock Farms farm located?

Shamrock Farms is in Stanfield, just west of Casa Grande (south of Phoenix). The address is: 40034 West Clayton Road, Stanfield, AZ 85172.

What is the history of Shamrock Farms?

Founded 100 years ago with 20 cows, a truck, and a dream, Shamrock has grown into a national leader, serving customers coast to coast. Three generations later, Shamrock Foods Company is still family-owned and remains committed to The Shamrock Way: treating associates like family and customers and suppliers like friends. Shamrock Farms is also one of the largest milk companies in the country.

What are the hours?

The farm is closed during the summer, but you can book a tour for other times in the year. See the website for complete details.

The four offers an opportunity for you to experience Shamrock Farms' pure, fresh farm-to-table story through a fun and educational one-hour guided tram tour!

Why would I visit Shamrock Farms?

  • To see a working farm in-action
  • To go on a fun and educational guided tram tour with your family or school
  • To shop for farm-related souvenirs and trinkets

How much does it cost?

Tickets are $12/person. Littles ones (under age 2) who will sit on your lap during the tour are free.

You can also purchase fun add-ons to accentuate your experience:

  • Ice Cream: $1.50
  • Pretzel & Cheese Combo: $3.00
  • Hot Dog: $2.75
  • Hot Dog & Chips Combo: $3.25

How much time should I allot for my visit?

The tour is guided and lasts for approximately one hour.

What should I wear?

Dress for the weather. You will mostly be riding on an open air tram although there are several stops where you will be going inside buildings to observe milking, what a brief movie about the product creation process, etc. Comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, and a hat are advised.

What should I bring with me?

Bring a refillable water bottle and cash for snack bar items or souvenirs.

Are bathrooms available? 

Yes. Bathrooms are available at the main facility (which includes a snack bar, picnic tables, a very small museum type area, and a gift shop). They are not available throughout the tour so be sure to go before you hop on the hour long tour.

Will I see any live animals?

Absolutely! You'll see thousands of cows.


Shamrock Farms offers field trips for elementary, middle, and high school students. Schools/teachers can request a field trip using the provided form on the Shamrock Farms website.

School tours operate by reservation, mid-October through mid-May. Corresponding lesson plans are available.

During the field trip, your students will:

  • Take a 60 minute open-air ride on a fun cow-spotted tram.
  • Learn about modern milking and see 200 cows being milked in a state-of-the-art milking barn.
  • Climb a 20-foot milk bottle and milk a simulated cow as part of Roxie’s Outdoor Adventure Land.
  • See how Shamrock Farms feeds their cows a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Students can bring their own lunch to enjoy in the Welcome Center Barn. If desired, the school can order ice cream treats for their students.

Questions? Email Farm Tour Guide Mary at [email protected].


Is outside food allowed? Are picnic tables available?

Yes. Outside food is permitted. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks to enjoy in the air-conditioned picnic table area.

What dining venues are available on-site?

Shamrock Farms has a small snack bar/cafe that sells hot dogs, chips, pretzels, ice cream, beverages, and other treats. Be sure to confirm that the stand will be open during your tour if you plan to eat on-site.

What restaurants are located NEAR the Shamrock Farms?

Not many! Shamrock Farms is located in the rural farming community of Stanfield. Your best best is to eat on-site or to pack a meal to bring with you.

If you do want to dine out, try Roots Eatery or Gyro Grill, but note that they are 20-25 minutes away (in the wrong direction from Tucson).


What ages would be best suited for a farm tour at Shamrock Farms?

The Shamrock Farms tour is ideal for even very young children. In fact, the tour includes a stop at Roxie's Outdoor Adventure Land, a farm-themed playground! The pace of the tour is engaging and there are interactive components.

That being said, older children, teens, and adults will also find that there is plenty to learn as well. We recommend this tour as a fun outing that a family can enjoy together!

Should I bring a stroller?

A stroller is probably not necessary. You may walk around a bit in the main building, but it is not particularly large. The tour itself is mostly on a tram.

Is there a designated area for nursing moms?

No. That said, there is seating in the main building and you are welcome to nurse on the tram as well.

Are highchairs available for use in the dining area?



Can I have my child's birthday party at Shamrock Farms?

More information coming soon!


Is Shamrock Farms active on social media?

Yes! You can follow Shamrock Farms on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

What else do I need to know before I going on the Shamrock Farms tour?

That just about covers it. Have a great time!

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