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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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A lot of gators!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
stef_jo83
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Brighton, Tennessee
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Brighton, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Personally not worth the money. Petting area only had goats. Most animals were not out because of the weather. Lots of alligators, but all just piled on top of each other and none of them were moving. Maybe it was just the time of year. Staff was very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the alligator farm. Being that it was February and cold, they weren't moving around much. But the building they were housed in was very clean and had no smell at all. It was a quick visit, but we felt we got our money's worth.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The animals look like they've lost any motivation for live. If there was an option to rate it lower than 1, I would rate it a -100000. I nearly cried viewing the entire place. The goats are extremely unhealthy looking with bulbous stomachs (far more big than they should look normally), the alligators area was just like looking at slaves.... More 

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