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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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