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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

Address: 847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-623-6172
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Ranked #23 of 29 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Fort Worth, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our goal for our trip was to visit roadside fun places and this fits the bill. We were expecting just alligators, but we got to feed goats and deer and see other animals like monkeys, raccoons, mountain lions, wolves, peacocks, and ducks. It was fun holding a baby alligator.

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Humble
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35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We took our 3 year old grandson to see the alligators and he loved it. They have the largest mountain lions I have every seen. It is small but that was OK. I do that the admission price is a little high.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This zoo has been in Hot Springs forever and a visit to see photos of all the other visitors in the past could be enough for history buffs. Alligators, alligators and alligators everywhere is the other reason. During the spring is a good time for a visit. The gators can be sluggish in colder months. The petting zoo is kind... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is not bad to go to once. I have taken several people there over the years and it is fun the first time. It is a little expensive. $18 for 2 people with a discount. My fiance liked it but then she loves anywhere with animals.

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BRANPLB
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took grandchildren ages 2, 3, & 8. The little ones enjoyed the petting zoo part and feeding the animals. A very small "zoo" area for other animals. If we had not stayed for the "feeding" of the Alligators the whole visit could have been done in less than 30 minutes. I felt that the admission price of over $32 for... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Good points: historical attraction (open since 1902 and famous for selling baby alligators as pets early in the business) and my 2-year old got to hold a baby alligator Odd points: advertise over 200 animals. We didn't count, but there were empty enclosures. It's completely self-guided... they say that you can go into the goat enclosure and feed the goats,... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Small children will love to feed the goats and deer, young and old alike will like holding the alligator, loved the few exhibits, but it's just not very big.

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Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Well it may have been a bad day for the business, but seemed like there were quit a few there.First we were given lengthy instructions of the route to take, then each of us were given 1/2 slice of bread(to feed 15 or 20 animals)so that didn't go far.Then we go into the alligator area, the guy that was suppose... More 

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Blanchard, Ok
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My son LOVES alligators and was so excited to see them and to get to hold one. It was worth it for me just to see his excitment. They do have a TON of alligators! They range in size and age. There are a couple of other animals, but not a lot. It is a small facility, but everyone was... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Can't miss 'em. Up close and very personal. We arrived just in time for feeding time. The feeders had stories to tell...including how Babe Right hit a ball from what is now a nearby parking lot. Was once a ball field. They have a marker where he stood. They estimate that he hit it directly into the alligator pit. Fun.... More 

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