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Address: 15825 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91390-4731
Phone Number: 661 252 2440
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Must visit for animal lovers

My wife is a fan of the Gentle Barn on social media so I decided to surprise here with a VIP tour on her birthday. What a great visit it turned out to be. We went in June and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2016
Brian B
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

My wife is a fan of the Gentle Barn on social media so I decided to surprise here with a VIP tour on her birthday. What a great visit it turned out to be. We went in June and it was HOT. Be sure to bring plenty of water if you visit in the summer. The animals didn't seem to... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The place is divided in 3 zones for visitors. Cows, horses and the barn with goats, chickens, pigs etc. Basically it is enough 10 mins to feed horses another 10 to brush cows and you have to follow special introduction and entrance to the barn where another 20 mins is enough.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This was a fun experience seeing the cows, horses and other animals at the Gentle Barn. These are great people who take care of these animals...lots of fun with the kids!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

More than an attraction, it made me leave wanting to be a better person. Beautifully run, done for the best reasons and a wonderful presentation by the owner and founder, it's something that deserves patronage and awareness. Easy to get to, friendly and concerned staff. This is NOT a petting zoo. Not sure little kids should be allowed as I... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

What an amazing place to connect with the animals. My hope is that when people pet Buttercup or any of the other sweet animals, they'll think twice when they make food choices. Great job on this beautiful place!

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Newhall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

For those who enjoy live theater, it's right here in Santa Clarita. For less than the cost of a movie ticket you can not only support our local talent, but see terrific musicals and plays right here on Main Street. No need to travel to LA. The enthusiasm and energy will blow you away. I've been a season subscriber for... More 

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

My first grade students loved it! Brushing and hugging the cows was a big hit. Feeding carrots to the horses was very exciting. They loved petting turkeys, pigs, goats, and sheep. Being able to look into the eyes of an animal they've never seen really made an emotional connection. I loved hearing the kids ask an animal " Can I... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We are huge lover of animals especially abused ones! This is our second trip from Ohio to The Gentle Barn and it won't be our last! What Ellie & Jay and their staff and volunteers do for these animals will make your heart smile! ( logo ogle their website, see the back stories of each animal and see how lucky... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit and learn. They treat the animals with the respect they deserve and are readily available to share each animals story. Many of those stories can make you really think about things we tend not to have on our mind every day but really should.

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Daly City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

"It's hard to have a bad day after you've hugged a cow". My mood always improves after visiting the Gentle Barn. Hugging cows, petting goats, feeding horses and giving pigs tummy rubs is my kind of day. If you want to meet some amazing animals (and pretty great humans too) I would recommend a visit. Oh and they have some... More 

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