Hansen's Dairy

posted on Thursday, August 26, 2021

Hansen's Dairy
Hansen's Dairy in Hudson, Iowa 

Hansen’s Dairy offers refreshing, cold milk and so much more. Their dairy and two small grocery stores (one in Cedar Falls and the other in Waterloo) sell fresh dairy products, Hansen’s ice cream, honey, beef, pork, coffee and other convenient items. Not only can you conveniently shop in the Cedar Valley, it's fun to stop in at their Tour Center in Hudson, Iowa, take a tour of the farm during warmer months and visit their kangaroos.

Hansen’s Dairy is a family-owned dairy farm. Seven generations have managed and lived on the farm and it is a designated Iowa Heritage Farm


Besides their yummy ice cream, farm tours attract visitors far and wide to the farm. Did we mention they have kangaroos? Four tour options are available, April through October. Your family will enjoy a guided, Hands-On Tour that includes a trolley ride and a tour on foot to pet all the animals and see their facilities. On this tour, participants will get to feed a calf, milk a cow by hand, pet the kangaroos, make butter and sample ice cream. The second tour option is an Animal Petting Tour that includes the same as the Hands-On Tour but excludes milking a cow by hand and feeding a calf.

The other two tours are Adult Group Tours (for bus tours, clubs, and organizations) and School Tours.     

Reservations are required for all tours. Visit Farm Tours to learn more about times, pricing and how to register. Or, call 319-242-1074.    


One of the very special features of Hansen’s Dairy is the kangaroos. Yes. Kangaroos! They’ve been such a mainstay of the farm that a kangaroo became part of their logo! To pet a kangaroo, reserve your spot on the Hands-On Tour.

Tour Center

Located at 8461 Lincoln Road in Hudson, the first building you see is their monolithic dome Tour Center. Stop in to purchase souvenirs, milk, ice cream and other products. The center can also be rented for family reunions, Christmas parties and workshops.  

New Grocery Store (and ice cream

In addition to their grocery store at 3015 Kimball Avenue in Waterloo, they have a brand new grocery store in Cedar Falls at 127 E 18th Street. Their grocery store carries locally-made products, bread, honey, Amish candy, maples syrup, jams as well as their own line of dairy products including soft-serve ice cream and more than 20 different flavors of prepackaged hard ice cream.  

Learn more about Hansen’s Dairy by signing up for their newsletter. It includes highlights from their grocery stores, information about their treat of the month, their customer of the month and a recipe! Visit their Moosletter HERE to sign up!

Would you like to find more Things to Do and Places to Eat & Drink while you’re in Cedar Falls? Contact the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 319-268-4266 (800-845-1955). We’re open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. And, if you want to find additional events taking place in the Cedar Valley, visit our online calendar at CedarValley365.com.

Hansen's Dairy - Cedar Falls Grocery Store

Hansen's Dairy - Cedar Falls Grocery Store


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