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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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Very nice and clean my wife really enjoyed it just seemed like everything was asleep be a great place for kids! Beware of goats tho they will jump on you

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Navarre, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Staff was nice and we were able to hold a baby alligator. But thats about all the positives I can say. They had very minimal animals. It may have been better if we went during the alligator feeding time. We didnt know that in advance though. Since the alligators were full they just laid there. We were finished in 10... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice and clean my wife really enjoyed it just seemed like everything was asleep be a great place for kids! Beware of goats tho they will jump on you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This would have been rated much lower but we were won over. First of all they have a real live baby alligator that they let you hold and take pics with. That part was awesome AND you didn't even have to pay for that part. Gift shop is full of the usual chachkis but the lady who works the counter... More 

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Brighton, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you have a weakness for pitiful looking animals I would not visit here! It is interesting, my boys got to feed a baby alligator(for a $1) from some punk kid that was more worried about his "tip jar"? And they also got to hold one after the young man that was watching the pit huffed and rolled his eyes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

When we arrive the lady was definitely friendly.. the entrance reminds me of a way over priced flea market..it $9 adults $8 children.. the cashier has an open pack of wheat bread and when you pay her she crams her hand in the loaf and hands u a few pieces then advises you to go out the door to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It was a great decision to go here! It was so clean, and the goats and deer were friendly. They even give you a piece of bread to feed to the animals. We will be going again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is very nice we enjoyed the place very much. The staff is very pleasant! The kids enjoyed the whole place and especially being able to hold the alligators! I would definitely recommend the place!!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went here as part of a family trip as the closest thing to a zoo. My 1 year old was not very happy about the petting zoo but it was pretty well stocked when we went and the animals were eager to be fed. It was fairly small and the animals didn't do a whole lot of moving but... More 

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Ames, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great People. They love their animals. We learned alot. Got to hold a baby alligator. All 4 of our kids enjoyed feeding the animals and seeing the all the animals.

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Grapevine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a fairly small place that can be done in an hour or less depending on how much time you spend in each area. The staff was very friendly and would answer any questions we had. I did not have high expectations after some of the reviews I read. Most of the low ratings complain about the lack of... More 

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