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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

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Address: 847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-623-6172
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I went with a friend and we had fun but it was so sad to see how they caged the animals. We enjoyed getting to interact with the goats though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Texarkana, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Took family during vacation. Had a blast. Great staff and lots to see and do. We loved the petting zoo and got to hold an alligator. Highly recommended.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I went with a friend and we had fun but it was so sad to see how they caged the animals. We enjoyed getting to interact with the goats though.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our boys 6 & 9 loved it. They even got to hold a baby alligator. They had an area where they keep the alligator's when it's cold which was interesting but after seeing so many of them it got old. They had a small petting zoo for the kids. If you get there at the right time you can see... More 

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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There wasn't anything unique or different about the Arkansas Alligator Farm with the exception of feeding and holding baby alligators. With that said, it is still a very fun stop if you are in Hot Springs! It only takes about 20 minutes to feed the animals and walk through but it was well worth the time and money to see... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Given the name, I wasn't expecting a first class zoo experience, but this was just awful. The attraction opened in 1902, and it looks like their philosophy on how they display and care for the animals there hasn't changed since. They need to get with the times; it is no longer acceptable in the 21st century to confine animals in... More 

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Idabel, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The kids enjoyed this. It was smaller than expected though. We got there as they were feeding the alligators. Then they got to feed the goats and deer in the petting zoo. Last they did get to hold a little alligator and feed them!

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went on a day that they were feeding and that was fun to watch. Got to feed the goats, deer, and donkeys they have in the petting zoo. Kids held and fed a baby gator. The place was really clean and a fun we spent about 3 or 4 hrs there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

You can tell that this place only views the animals as revenue. The animals need more space and properly trained zookeepers to ensure that they are healthy and lively. A big disappointment. Do not visit this place.

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Venice, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is one of the last of the old time road side attractions. Its great for kids and adults. Down Whittington st and par of the old style Hot Springs. Take a few and go see some of the animals.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was interesting to feed the animals bread. Only highlight was to take a picture with the baby alligator. Why they have a bunch of alligators in a limited space was a bit disturbing. The racoons looked depressed and the other monkeys did as well. I left kind of sad. But if you dont mind the idea of wild life... More 

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Address: 847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-623-6172
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs

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