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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-6172
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Ranked #25 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Hermann
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place was a nice escape for the kids to see something different than pools and walking around what they were not interested in. The cost was a bit high I thought. They gave you a piece of bread to feed the goats (who didn't want it) and the deer. It was a fun experience but short...then we went into... More

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Oklahoma City, OK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This farm is a family business of 3 generations. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and informative. Unfortunately, there were a lot of people the day I was there and finding a good viewing spot to watch the feedings was difficult. Before feeding the alligators, the manager/operator gave a talk about the history of the place and it's operation which... More

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We weren't expecting it to be a large place and it wasn't. The staff is very friendly & on the day we went there weren't a lot of people so they took lots of time to talk with us and answer questions. They give you bread upon arrival for the petting zoo. There are sheep, goats, deer, an ostrich and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The staff is very friendly and will answer any question you have. The gators were cool to see as were the other animals (2 wolves, 3 mt lions, 2 lemurs, ducks, turkeys, peacock, snapping turtles and a monkey) The petting zoo was fun and we got to feed the animals bread. It would be great to see them make the... More

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Tamms
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We thought there would be a little more to see and do here. They had goats and deer to feed bread to and a few other animals in cages to see. We were able to hold and feed a baby gator. We were there on a Saturday at noon and got to see them feed the big gators.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My family has been visiting the Alligator Farm for the past 30 years. This is the oldest attraction (other than the bathhouses) in Hot Springs (opened in 1902). Admission fee is very reasonable, especially when they give you a free ticket to come back on a "feed day" and watch a live feed show of the the alligators. The kids... More

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Minden, Louisiana
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5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The people that run the place are nice, but it wasa real let down. I expected more animals only 3 pins with maybe 4 small animals in each. I would not go back.

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Denton
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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Staff is very friendly. Petting zoo is fun! Wish there were a few more animals to see. Lots of gators!

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Lumberton, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family with small boys ( 2-8 in age) loved this stop. Lots to see I would for sure go again and lots of cool areas. Pushed a double stroller with twins and fit everywhere which was such a relief. Even had a gift shop area. We took a family photo in front of one of the fountains and I... More

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Coldwater, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lots of alligators, friendly goats, but my favorite thing was feeding the emu. Nice little gift shop.

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