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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-6172
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Ranked #27 of 40 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Texarkana, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 attraction reviews
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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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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The hotel staff recommended going at noon on Saturday for the feeding time. Was great and very entertaining. Lots of alligators being fed raw chicken by hand. My child enjoyed the petting zoo also.

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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This place was a neat little place to stop. They had WAY MORE than just alligators (goats, deer, donkeys, mountain lions, peacocks, ducks, tortoises, a parrot, monkeys, turkeys, a raccoon and more). The kids got to feed and pet a baby alligator. The owners were super friendly and we had a great time!

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Hermann
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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