Mills Apple Farm | Kids Out and About St. Louis

Mills Apple Farm

11477 Pocahontas Road
Marine , IL , 62061
Phone: (618) 887-4732
38° 48' 59.076" N, 89° 43' 58.26" W
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Conveniently located in the St. Louis "Metro East", Mills Apple Farm specializes in apples and peaches, both picked and pick-your-own. We are open seasonally from mid-July to December of each year.
Just a note: the parking is free, the play area is free, the wagon ride is free, and the country ambiance is free.  We are family owned and operated; our bakery goods are hand made on-site and our apples aren't always as pretty as the store bought varieties - but they usually taste better.  We aren't a big operation, but we put a lot of heart into making you feel at home.  So take a break from reality, put down your iPhone, "Come visit us!"

Our apple and peach orchards are designed to provide a continuous supply of fresh tree-ripened fruit starting in mid-July with peaches and ending in November with apples. Different varieties of both fruits ripen at intervals throughout the season. This means fresh fruit is always available.

We make delicious, wholesome cider throughout the apple season. In hot weather we offer icy cold lemonade or cider slush.

The delightful aromas from our bakery will tempt you with our famous pies, cookies, and other goodies. We’ll even make you a sugar free pie if you call ahead.

We do other things besides fresh, tree-ripened fruit. In September and October we have family oriented festivals. See our calendar of events.

Our farm theme emphasizes things you might have found on Grandpa’s farm many years ago. Chickens, ducks, and geese roam the grounds. Goats, pigs, and our faithful donkey Beau add to the menagerie.  A "Petting Zoo" may be what some city folks call it.

Our educational school tours teach children (and parents) something about fruit culture and cider making. Please call for reservations.

Hayrides provide a safe and inexpensive evening of fun for groups of all ages. Please call for reservations. Perfect for a crisp fall evening.

We encourage you to take advantage of our picnic tables and children’s play area to get the most of your Mills Apple Farm experience

From mid-July
until noon on Christmas Eve...
Tuesday - Sunday  9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Open on Labor Day and Columbus Day

From St. Louis, follow I-70 east to exit 21 (Illinois Rt. 4).

Take Rt. 4 north to Illinois Rt. 143.

Take Rt. 143 east at the flashing light into Marine.

Turn left (north) at the flashing light in town onto Duncan Street.

At the north edge of town, turn right (east) onto Pocahontas Road.

Mills Apple Farm is located 3 miles from Marine on the left hand (north) side of the road.


Open hours: 
Sunday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

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