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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-6172
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Ranked #26 of 40 attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Oklahoma City, OK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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 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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