What started out in the late 1800’s as a homestead consisting of 100 acres and a one-room house has now become the present day Sonny Acres Farm — one of the most popular fall destinations for families in the greater Chicago area.
Located a mere 36.6 miles from downtown Chicago, urbanites don’t hesitate to hop on the U.S. 290 tollway to enjoy a day of fresh air and farm fun. (Save yourself some headache by downloading the free tracking mobile app FastToll before your road trip.)
Sonny Acres Farm offers pony rides and pig races, hayrides and a haunted barn. There is also a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, carnival rides and much, much more.
Onsite parking is free and there’s no entrance fee. They operate on a pay-as- you-go kind of system. All activities cost between 2 and 6 tickets (1 ticket = $1). On Wristband Wednesdays, you can enjoy unlimited rides from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $10. (Make sure to stop at an ATM beforehand because the ticket booth accepts cash payment only.)
This family-owned and operated farm has become a fixture of its West Chicago, Illinois community and is well-worth a visit.