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Old MacDonald's Farm

Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
605-737-4815
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Ranked #8 of 20 Activities in Rapid City
Type: Farms
Traveler Description: Old MacDonalds Farm Located on Hwy 16, 9 Miles S. of Rapid City. Pony Rides, Pig Races, Bottle Feeding, and more! Enjoy over 100 farm animals in a... more »
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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Tons of animlas. Some you can feed. The goats have a really cool structure they walk on ABOVE YOUR HEAD UP HIGH! Pony rides! Tons of photo opportunities! Beautiful grounds. Plenty of benches and seating areas through out. Small gift shop. Kept the whole family entertained for a couple hours! You could spend several hours depending on your kiddos interest... More

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Littleton, CO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Definitely a spot to stop for the kids. My girls (age 2) couldn't get enough of playing with the animals. The price was reasonable since the kids were free (under age 2) and they went crazy over being allowed to pet the goats and sheep. They wanted to pet everything after that. The staff there is young but really nice... More

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This place seemed kind of sad to me. The animals didn't seem to be happy or properly fed. I'm sure this is more of a place for kids then anything else. All of the animals are just ordinary farm animals, nothing out of the ordinary. I'm sure someone that owns a farm could display this much better.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Kids could have stayed there all day and played with the goats. Adults probably not going to be into it too much. Once admission is paid, you can come back for the following 2 days afterward. We ended up stopping in a couple of times since it was close to all our planned stops anyway.

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Winnipeg
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It didn't disappoint = second time around. The staff are wonderful, the animals are great. The girls loved the chicks and the fact they can hold them was the reason for coming back. The baby goats are my favorite! they were fighting and playing and just wonderful!

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I noticed the farm last summer while on a trip with another family member. This summer I was out with one of my grandchildren and decided to stop since she's an animal lover. One thing nice with this place is they do offer a free pass to use within 2 days so we took advantage of it. Our favorite were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a great find! We stopped because our boys (10 and 13) saw the goats up on the "goat bridge" when we drove by and thought it was hilarious. I was worried that for the money (not bad though) they would be bored. Not so!! Our whole family loves animals and we could tell right away that the employees... More

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Gillette, Wyoming
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hubby and I took our 3 grand daughters (7,9 & 11) to McDonald's Farm last year and again this year. Their favorite is the baby petting zoo with the baby goats and some momma goats. The babies will climb all over you and eat your hair, which is sheer delight to the kiddos. They had baby chicks, rabbits, a small... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My family of 6, all kids under 10, visited. We really had NO plans to ever go there. However, my 5 year old daughter wanted a pony ride, her only request during our vacation. So we looked at every ranch that does horse rides, but only a couple offer pony rides (High Country Ranch--only 1 pony and only at 4:00pm)... More

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Bismarck
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have been here before when our kids were younger. Nice short walk through but kids were bored fast. Not worth the $48 to get in for us.

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