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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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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 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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