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The Lazy 5 Ranch

15100 Hwy 150 East, Mooresville, NC 28115
704-663-5100
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is the place for you if you like to feed & interact with the animals. I had a blast. I recommend reserving the wagon ride instead of driving your car through. The guide on the wagon was excellent & provides information the entire time about the animals. The wagon stops for feeding & interacting with the animals frequently ....

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mount airy, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to Lazy Five Ranch with my family, and also with my students from school. Absolutely love Lazy 5 Ranch. The children love the animals walking up to the buggy when we stopped, and it is so much fun to watch them eat out of their hands. They have a picnic area if you want to take a... More

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NW North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband & I took our 4 grandchildren, ages 3 to 9, to Lazy 5 Ranch. There are plenty of animals to keep everyone entertained for several hours. Self-guided trails lead through lovely foliage, and you can take your time to see the birds and animals. When you enter Lazy 5, you are given a bucket of food pellets to... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took our grandson here last week and had the best time driving through the ranch! It was so exciting to see the animals up close in their natural environment! Word of advice: be cautious of the animals standing around the gate as you begin your drive. They know the deal, and will take the bucket of feed provided away... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We took our grandchildren, ages 2 and 4, to the Lazy 5. Due to unplanned circumstances, we got there close to noon rather than 10 as planned. We ate lunch at the covered picnic tables, then used the portapotties. We had reservations for the 12:45 wagon ride, and were told to be at the barn at 12:30. It is $16... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This was a very long car trip to visit. (Almost 3 hours with 3 kids). I thought it was worth it. It's a safari that you can drive through but my van didn't get scratched, only dusty. The animals love food and can be aggressive so don't leave the windows all the way down. It was great at the end... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Took grand kids ages 10 and 11. They claimed was best place we took them during 2 week stay. Especially impressed with wide-space grazing areas. Disagree with negative comments some have made. Probably see glass as half empty rather than positive attitude of glass half full!!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Most zoos you visit you have to strain to get a good look at the animals, but at Lazy 5 Ranch most of them walk right up to you. The emus and deer especially like sticking their heads in your car windows to try to get a treat. Its a great way to get to see lots of exotic animals... More

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Concord, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you like interacting with animals this is the place to go. Ride the wagon and have a bucket of feed and the animals will love you. All kinds of exotic animals. The water buffalo are super cool with their long tongues. Be prepared to get dirty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lady told me they weren't doing wagon rides that day when I clearly saw them an people on them. Needed more food. And told told me my 23 month old nephew he was basically 2 so they could count him as a kid rate

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