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The Lazy 5 Ranch

15100 Hwy 150 East, Mooresville, NC 28115
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Ranked #1 of 8 Activities in Mooresville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Adults and kids alike can have a real nice time at this wilderness park.  Load up the back of your pickup with a lawnchair or two, grab your camera... more »
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Tempe, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

At check in I said I was more interested in watching than feeding the animals so did not take any feed bucket. I like the previous post's suggestion to not feed the animals at the beginning of the road. I was not interested in having a buffalo stick his head in the car window! This place is worth the visit... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for children and their families! It provides up-close-and-personal contact with the wide variety of animals inhabiting the ranch: giraffes, rhino, zebras, water buffalo, bison, goats, deer, antelope, sheep, donkeys, birds, giant turtles, exotic birds, llamas, alpacas, lemurs, long-horned cattle, pot-bellied pigs, to name a few. We decided to take the wagon tour of the property... More

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Willow Spring, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I had read about Lazy 5 Ranch and wanted to visit for a while. We were in the area and decided to check it out and it was the highlight of our trip! The wagon was running when we went so we had to drive through. You pay per person and get a bucket of food for your car. We... More

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Piscataway, NJ
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While visiting our relatives in Statesville NC, we decided to take a ride to Mooresville to visit the Lazy 5 Ranch. We had heard many good things about this place, and decided to see it for ourselves. Upon reaching the main gate off of the main road, we followed the driveway to the pay booth, where we payed for our... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We've been to The Lazy 5 many times over the past 18 years. Riding on a farm wagon pulled by draft horses and feeding the eager animals is a lot of fun. You can't get out of your car or off the wagon to pet anything, but plenty of the animals will come right up to you. I don't recommend... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Love going to the lazy 5 ranch and riding the horse-drawn wagon! Informative drivers, lots of fun feeding the animals and even better fun to see the kids reactions!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a fun experience for kids They can take hayride and feed animals from individual buckets of pet food

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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I visited with my daughter and young Grandchild on a really hot day in July but this didn't prevent us all enjoying the Wagon ride through the animal enclosures- just slap on the sun screen and remember a bottle of water! The wagon ride was awesome with really close up contact with the animals and free food to feed them... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Our family drove through the park in our minivan. We chose not to ride on the wagon because of small children who might be somewhat afraid of the animals. The kids really enjoyed feeding the animals and we could roll up the windows if they were afraid. Our children are 1,4, and 11. They had a great time and their... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great day out, whilst there isn't the same array of animals as a large zoo you can get so close to the ones that are there. Being able to feed a deer by hand or take a selfie with a giraffe makes it well worth it.

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