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Chincoteague Pony Centre

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Address: Chicken City Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 757-336-2776
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2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Nice place to visit

First and foremost be aware the inside of this place is a glorified gift shop. We did go to the pony show one night with our kids. The show was nice and you'll learn quite a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you are looking to get up close and personal to ponies this is the place to stop. We were able to feed and pet the ponies in the enclosed front pens. For $7 our 3 year old was able to ride a pony, which assistance, 3xs around the pen and received a ribbon for an excellent ride. This experience... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went here so our daughter could ride a pony. Everyone there is super nice and little ones can ride from ages 18 months up to 100 pounds. She got a little ribbon afterwards saying she rode the pony she had a great time and didn't want to leave the ride was $7 to go 3 times around the track.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I took our two toddlers (ages one and three) to the Chincoteague Pony Centre. The gift store is full of toys and was an attraction all its own. After we purchased pony ride tickets ($7) we were buzzed through a door to the indoor pony ring. No lessons/shows were going on so the boys were free to... More 

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New Jersey
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First and foremost be aware the inside of this place is a glorified gift shop. We did go to the pony show one night with our kids. The show was nice and you'll learn quite a bit about the Chincoteague ponies and history. I would recommend taking a detour and visiting this place.

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Pony camp is fantastic and our children look forward to going every year. This year we saw the pony show and learned so many interesting facts and loved to see the horses perform.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Beautiful ponies and friendly staff. Fell on love with the young ponies and was thrilled that we were able to pet them.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We decided at the last minute to visit the rustic town of Chincoteague during their annual pony crossing, in 2014. Since the event is well attended, housing accommodations were limited. We stayed in a modest cabin at the end of the island, which was less than desirable. But what we did enjoy and experienced made up for what the cabin... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A must stop for our grand daughters every summer. For a small amount they can ride a Chincoteague pony and help support there care and well being. A great gift shop also.

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Tannersville, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Our granddaughter took a riding lesson ( which we booked in advance to insure the time we wanted). She has had lessons before and the instructor based this lesson upon that. She was able to do some things she hadn't done before, not just a basic new rider lesson, one based upon her previous experience. Everyone here was very friendly... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The wild ponies on Assateague are AMAZING. However, they are also WILD. We pointed out to our kids the signs about not trying to pet them. Such close pony proximity can be too much for two kids (and their momma) to stand without some scratching of soft chin hairs, breathing in the hay-scented mane and looking deep into those brown... More 

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Additional Information about Chincoteague Pony Centre

Address: Chicken City Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 757-336-2776
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
Open Hours:
Monday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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