Are you looking for a great place in the LA area to visit a pumpkin patch? Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch can be found in Culver City. Whether or not you will think this is a great pumpkin patch depends on what you’re looking for. This particular patch is best for young children. My Mom and I came here and while we had planned on potentially staying for at least an hour we were ready to leave in about 20 minutes.
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If I had not previously visited the incredible Underwood Family Farms I might not judge Mr. Bones so harshly. But, for the prices that this patch charges for activities it is hard to see it as a good value. I was lucky to find street parking but if you are unable to find it the patch charges $5 to park in their dirt lot. If you visit on a weekday admission is $5 per person. Everyone over the age of 2 will need a ticket. In the final days, admission goes up to $20.
The good thing about this is that you are immediately given $5 in Bones Bucks to use towards pumpkins or something else if you choose. Should you visit on a weekend the admission goes up to $10 with you still only getting $5 Bones Bucks.
They do have a food truck if you would like to get something to eat but it did not look like anything special. I went on a Friday and was surprised to see that very little was open. It was especially disappointing to see that the decorating station was closed. Luckily, by having to wait until I got home I came up with some fun ideas. I painted my white pumpkin to look at Captain Hook’s hand since the stem reminded me of his hook.
I did enjoy the Pumpkin House for taking photos but you can find pumpkin houses like this at a few different places around LA including Descanso Gardens. Which you could go see on their free day!
They do have a good variety in the types of pumpkins that they have. Pumpkins are priced by weight. Traditional pumpkins are $1.29 per lb and specialty pumpkins are $1.49 per lb. We applied our $10 of bones bucks to the pumpkins which brought our final total to $2.75. All in all, it did not feel like a waste of time or money since our admission almost fully covered our pumpkins and since we got free parking. However, on a weekend I would have felt ripped off.
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Mr. Bones pumpkin patch is an okay alternative if you don’t have the time to go to Underwood Family Farms. But, depending on the ages of your group you might just want to get your pumpkin at the grocery store. This place was a massive disappointment for my Mom and I after our lovely experience last fall with Underwood Family Farms. This place is most ideal for young children but it can get expensive real quick and again, it’s not the same value or experience as the farm. #mrbonespumpkinpatch #seela #discoverla #abc7 #abc7eyewitness #sharesocal #cbsla #nbcla #visitla #ktla #foxla #lostinla #mydayinla #lamylove #welikela #timeoutla #lamagviews #eyeonla #wherethelocalsgo #losangelesgrammers #instaworthyla #lifehacksla #todayinla
What kind of activities do they have? There are slides for the children and a miniature hay maze. The maze cost 4 tickets and slides are one ticket per ride. Individual tickets are $1 or you can get 10 tickets for $9, 20 tickets for $17 or 40 tickets for $33. A one-day wristband is $30.
Again, having been to Underwood Family Farms this was not the same value. At the farm, they have a big corn maze, a hayride, lots of animals and a completely different experience. Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch is an okay alternative if you don’t have the time to go up to Moorpark but for me, I almost felt like I’d rather just get a pumpkin at the grocery store than come back here. I know that in the city they cannot create a massive experience but still. This just felt average at best. Though I have heard that this is a spot to occasionally spot a celebrity. Another blogger saw Harrison Ford here. Mark Wahlburg has been spotted here too.
I hope that if you go you have a wonderful time! I just wanted to share my experience as a young adult living on a budget without a child.