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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

Address: 847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-623-6172
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Ranked #28 of 59 things to do in Hot Springs
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

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 via mobile

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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Fort Worth, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our goal for our trip was to visit roadside fun places and this fits the bill. We were expecting just alligators, but we got to feed goats and deer and see other animals like monkeys, raccoons, mountain lions, wolves, peacocks, and ducks. It was fun holding a baby alligator.

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Humble
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We took our 3 year old grandson to see the alligators and he loved it. They have the largest mountain lions I have every seen. It is small but that was OK. I do that the admission price is a little high.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This zoo has been in Hot Springs forever and a visit to see photos of all the other visitors in the past could be enough for history buffs. Alligators, alligators and alligators everywhere is the other reason. During the spring is a good time for a visit. The gators can be sluggish in colder months. The petting zoo is kind... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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