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Quicksilver Ranch

1555 Alamo Pintado Road, 918 D Avenue, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-4002
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Ranked #7 of 29 Activities in Solvang
Type: Farms
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Located about 3 miles from the center of Solvang, this farm breeds and sells miniature horses. The horses roam free in several large fenced fields. Visitors walk along the outside of the fence and view the horses. Often if you stand near the fence, the horses will walk up to you. Stay a few feet from the fence and do... More

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you and/or your children like animals, here is a chance to see adorable miniature horses up close and personal and FREE. Even without children, this is a must stop place for us whenever we go anywhere in or near Los Olivos, Solvang, Ballard or en route up the Central Coast. Usually we try to come in the spring, because... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They allow you to pet the ponies, tour the area, and when they are closed it is still amazing to just pull over on the side of the road and watch these playful little guys and girls. Owners and ponies are very friendly. Very serene area.

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Kingman, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm giving it a 4 because the services are limited. I would give it a 5 as to the horses. A beautiful setting on a very nice country road. Among vineyards and roadside lined with well groomed roses. Green fields and white fences, and the little Miniature Horses are beautiful. Fun to watch them play, and interact with each other.... More

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70 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We enjoyed seeing and photographing the little horses. This was a free attraction but no one was in sight. Too bad they don't charge and offer a narrative and maybe pony cart rides for little children. We enjoyed seeing them but don't expect too much

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This isn't an "attraction" as much as a generous view into raising miniature horses. There are plenty to look at and depending on the season there are babies, pregnant mares and studs rearing to go! You may not be able to get too close if the horses are shy - they are animals for crying out loud - but bring... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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73 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Seeing these wonderful miniature horses at the Quicksilver Ranch very close to Solvang was a highlight for my wife and I. The ranch has a modern barn that we walked through. There were no horses inside since the horses were all outside in various fenced off areas for viewing. This barn was the cleanest I have ever seen. You could... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stopped by this place to see the miniature horses because my daughter is crazy about horses. The Good: No fee to see the horses, can walk around freely to see them, we even saw a baby miniature horse with its mommy. The Bad: There is no one there on the ranch to greet you, not sure if they offer... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I was super excited and all geared up to come here after I saw such high ratings. Well, we drove there and it was totally weird and boring. It's like you're just at someone's house looking at their yard! The horses are cute, but they are super far away. Maybe it's because we're from LA, or we're capitalists, but there... More

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Brasilia, DF
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59 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stopped by this ranch on our way to Rideau Winery (which is actually right accross the road), just to give our 9yo kid something to do (in exchange for his patience in the winery). It was really cool to watch the miniature horses; they are friendly and walked up to the fence so my son could touch them and... More

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