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The Gentle Barn

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Address: 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA 91390
Phone Number: 661 252 2440
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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An amazing place and must see for any animal lover

"It's hard to have a bad day after you've hugged a cow". My mood always improves after visiting the Gentle Barn. Hugging cows, petting goats, feeding horses and giving pigs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicole D
Daly City, California
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Daly City, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"It's hard to have a bad day after you've hugged a cow". My mood always improves after visiting the Gentle Barn. Hugging cows, petting goats, feeding horses and giving pigs tummy rubs is my kind of day. If you want to meet some amazing animals (and pretty great humans too) I would recommend a visit. Oh and they have some... More 

Thank Nicole D
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We drove here from LA one Sunday morning in July. This was an interesting visit. As an animal lover, I appreciate TGB's mission and feel that they accomplish it well. They have rescued so many animals, exposed us to them and then gently suggested we might want to consider a "plant based" diet. It is a subtle and not overbearing... More 

3 Thank amybatt
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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543 reviews
319 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a wonderful place you get up close to farm animals.....brush the cows, feed treats to the horses, sit with the turkeys, pet the pigs and sheep. It is open on Sudays or by appointment. Great place to bring the family and even enjoy a vegan lunch. Cost is around $10.00. Quite a few people volunteer here on a... More 

Thank Cherie P
Los Angeles
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful place to take the family. They are only open to the public on Sundays. You can brush the cows, sit with the turkeys, pet the pigs, feed horses...it is truly a remarkable place with a great mission. It is $10 per person donation. They actually do a little presentation where they explain the origins of the gentle barn before... More 

4 Thank lj1234
Santa Clarita, CA
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

General overview: Cost $10 Wait time to enter: approx. 20 min. Open: Sundays only Overall time to visit: 1 - 2 hours Parking: dirt Access: Easy to find / freeway access close by Small port-a-potty bathrooms and hand wash station Small gift shop, very limited food and drink avail. for purchase. Can be very hot in summer I had the... More 

1 Thank CaptainKimball
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was my birthday present from my husband to visit The Gentle Barn after a couple years of reading about it online. We were fortunate to meet the founder and her husband as well as very friendly staff. The work that is done there is truly a miracle on so many levels. go and visit and make a donation!

1 Thank cks3
Santa Clarita, California
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I brought my kids here a few years ago to see the horses, cows and other farm animals and fell I love with the place myself. They work very hard to keep the place clean and welcoming. The animals are healthy, well loved and taken care of. I know this because after that first visit I signed up as a... More 

3 Thank Kristy B
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are in the area, you should visit The Gentle Barn. The owners and volunteer staff have done a wonderful job in taking care of the rescued animals - cows, pigs, horses, llamas, turkeys, chickens, donkeys. You get to hug a cow, feed the horses, pet the turkey. Listening to how the animals were rescued and what they have... More 

3 Thank skamikirn
Santa Clarita, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I like the work they do to save abused animals and then have foster and troubled youth come spend time relating. A healing experience for abused and neglected children. As a tour it's fine and I like supporting the organization, however I felt the staff really pushes the vegan agenda. Also know that on a really hot day, it is... More 

2 Thank Laura R
Sayville, New York
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you are an animal lover, and/or vegan / vegetarian this is a must do if you are anywhere within driving distance to get to a The Gentle Barn. Hug a cow, horse or even a 600 pound pig. There are sometimes special events there do check out their website or a Facebook page in advance. There weren't any special... More 

4 Thank NativeNewYorker1212

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