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The animals love to see visitors just as much as the visitors love to see them. The animals all seem very happy,
The animals love to see visitors just as much as the visitors love to see them. The animals all seem very happy, more »
Met our family here after easy 1 1/2 hour drive. Interesting animals, some familiar. Each animals has informative signage. Could pet a porcupine! Fed goats and fish.Lots of parking. No crowds. Well..... more
Met our family here after easy 1 1/2 hour drive. Interesting animals, some familiar. Each animals has informative signage. Could pet a porcupine! Fed goats and fish.Lots of parking. No crowds. Well..... more »
Had a great time at the zoo! I loved that we were able to feed the critters there and there are great variety of animals. Its small enough to do in about an hour and a half or you can take more...
Had a great time at the zoo! I loved that we were able to feed the critters there and there are great variety of animals. Its small enough to do in about an hour and a half or you can take more... more »
They advertised the fall as a fall festival thing but the only thing that was fall themed was pumpkins. They didn't have many of the animals which I get that it's cold for some of the animals but there was not much to see. Was very disappointed with the lack of wheelchair access or ease. The walkway was very difficult to get through, the doors were not very wide to feed the animals and the bathrooms were not even handicapped accessible. The staff were very friendly but not helpful with opening the gates. The animals they had there were cool I will say I loved the lamas and deer. The playground was neat. The maze was barely a maze and the concession didn't have any fall type things such as hot coco or cider or anything using apples.
A truly wonderful place. I'm a grown man in my 30s and my girlfriend and I go a few times a year. The animals are all very well cared for and seem to love all the attention. If I had kids, I would take them here regularly.
We had an incredible day! The staff is really friendly, knowledgeable, and the animals are clearly well taken care of. I would give them a thousand stars if I could.
We had a great time with our 19m old son. Lots of goats, deer, and sheep to pet and feed, including baby goats! They were all very well mannered (unlike other farms we've been to) so my son went from worried to having a blast in just a few minutes. He really enjoyed brushing them too. The workers were a very sweet and helpful. One of the guys took a ferret out and my son was so excited (but wouldn't touch) lol. Peacocks were free roaming which was kind of cool. The animals are definitely well taken care of. Tickets in and the gift shop accept card. Food for the animals is cash only. It was a cup of carrots, a cone of pellets, or grain crackers. Today they were $2 each or 1 of each for $5. There were also quarter machines around to feed various animals. They also had 'first come first serve' complimentary 2 seat wagons for kids which was AWESOME for my son. He was too small for the big jumping cushion and we decided to not let him into the big part of the playground (mostly because my husband is just too big of a guy to follow lol and I'm 8m pregnant so I definitely cant crawl around anymore) but there were a few smaller little things for him to play on there.
Such a great experience. we were able to see the owl and otters get fed. Also the gentleman that we happened to see around the whole zoo, was very nice and was able to tell us a lot about each animal, you could tell he works with them every day. As a side note, if you go PLEASE don't let your kids chase the animals it does more harm than good
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