Ostrich Land
Speciality & Gift Shops • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Farms
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Matthew J
Buena Park, CA513 contributions
Dec 2021
As we drove into Solvang from Santa Ynez with our family of four, rain pounded down on our windshield.

We had heard about Ostrich Land and were looking forward to feeding some ostriches. With a price of $7 for admission and $1 per large bowl of ostrich food, we enjoyed feeding the birds. We noticed that the ostriches in the first pen were much less hungry than the birds in other pens--you might want to think about feeding the hungrier birds! While it was entertaining to watch them pecking at the food we tightly held onto over the fence, it was muddy due to the miserable weather. After one bowl (about fifteen minutes), we retreated to the warmer and drier indoors. We had also heard that there would be a rabbit, but we weren't able to see it (if it was outside at all) because it hid inside its dwelling. We also saw some giant emus.

While it was a fun experience, we most likely would have had a lot more fun on a drier day. However, we would recommend this attraction to any family with kids!
Written December 26, 2021
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Daniel
San Francisco, CA53 contributions
Jun 2021
We showed up about 30 minutes before closing so they let us in free, and even gave us ostrich food for free. It's a nice little distraction, my infant was really excited as this was really her first "zoo" experience. I'm not sure I'd come back but it's something you should see at least once.
Written July 16, 2021
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My name is Jeff
Ventura, California241 contributions
Dec 2019
If you are looking for a really fun and unique family experience, check out Ostrichland. Located in Buellton, California, just outside of Solvang is a small ranch full of ostrich and emus. What truly makes this destination unique is the hands on approached the feeding theses massive animals. Check in at hte front and pay for your admission but before you finalize your transaction, make sure you add on feeding bowls for the ostrichs or emus. That are very cheap, I think it was $3 a bowl. The bowls are attached to a dust pan so that you are not feeding the animals by hand. I bought six bowls for family of four. My boys absolutely loved it. The were all smiles and laughs while the massive birds peck at the food bowls with their long necks. Although scared at first, my boys quickly warmed up to feeding the ostrichs and emus and after blowing throw six bowls of food they wanted me to buy more so that they could keep feeding the ostrichs and emus. It was very cool and a lot of fun.
Written October 5, 2020
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Paul W.
Elizabethtown, PA246 contributions
Sep 2022
'For 7 dollars for adults and I'm not sure what child rates are but I'm sure it's less you can see ostriches and emus of different ages and sizes. For a dollar they give you a big bowk that is bolted to a dustpan that has quite a bit of feed in it. My wife really enjoyed visiting her and had fun feeding the ostriches and emus which are fencehed in but they have openings for there heads to feed them. Also a very friendly staff.
Written September 15, 2022
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@i_therefore_conclude
Orange County, CA1,977 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
$7 per adult ($5 if military), $1 per bowl of ostrich food. Lovely experience feeding the emus and ostriches. It is a great addition to a Solvang visit- only 10 min drive from the center of Solvang. Lots of parking available, there is a gift shop and fruit stands. Great activity for young and old! Wear comfortable shoes.

For pix and vids: IG: @i_therefore_conclude
Written July 22, 2022
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Johnny Trekkie
San Diego, CA9,188 contributions
May 2021
$5 Entry Fee for Adults, plus $1 for big bowl of bird food...this is a lot of solid entertainment for $6.

With the bowl food, you'll get up close and personal with the Ostriches and Emus. Really close...these giantass birds just might bite off your pinky if you're not careful. They're cute and scary at the same time. If they do bite, you can always get your revenge later by buying some ostrich jerky and eating their ancestors.

Great way to spend $6 and 30 minutes while in Solvang.
Written June 9, 2021
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Melody
Cypress, CA3 contributions
Jun 2020
Great for a quick stop over on your way in to Solvang. Only $1 for a a bowl of food and lots of ostriches and emus around to feed! $5 per adult and $2 per child for admission. There's also a cart out front where you can buy and ostrich egg ($40), ostrich oil ($22) and other souvenirs. Hold on tight to the bowl handles as the birds are strong and keep your arms outstretched as you wouldn't want to get accidentally pecked by those powerful beaks. We all had a great time!
Written June 24, 2020
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ChrisinSOCA
Camarillo, CA106 contributions
Feb 2020
I have driven by this place dozens of times looking over the expansive property and its many inhabitants from the road as I passed by. Have always meant to stop in. Finally did. And glad about it. Got to see these impressive birds up close. The place also houses flocks of emus. Anyway, you go and pay your admission and then head out to interact with the birds. There are info boards telling about ostriches and emus which is helpful. For example, you learn that they actually DO NOT bury their heads in the sand/ground. For a few dollars more you can buy a food bowl - actually its a bowl attached to a dust pan - and go feed the ostriches and emus. That's where the fun begins as you get to interact with groups of them up close and personal. No you can't ride them, but they are more than happy to peck away at your bowl of food. Some fun souveniers in the gift shop as well. It's worth a stop.
Written February 18, 2020
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Steve B
Palmdale, CA45 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
It was fun to feed the dumbest birds on earth. We got food to feed them in a large dog food bowl that was attached to a metal dustpan. We were to hold the dustpan with two hands, and were to find this was due to the birds repeatedly trying to yank it away from us. After numerous failures to take the bowls from us they started to peck at the food.
Afterwards we reflected on who was dumber, the birds for their coming to the fence to feed fron our offerings or us for paying for the food and standing around with a dustpan/bowl full of grain for them to eat.
It was fun......... lol
Written April 2, 2021
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Gardengel-IoW
Crawley, UK579 contributions
Feb 2020
If you are passing and have never seen Ostriches close up or have an urge to feed some then this is the place to do so. $5 each to get in which is a bit much really for the set up. An extra $1 for a bowl of food, which I think they could give you for free if say two or more of you paying to go in. Considering that really you are doing their job for them, and what do they do with all those birds and eggs?
Its a bit of fun but you wont spend long here so dont go too far out of your way. 15 minutes should do it, half hour max.
Written March 14, 2020
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