Grandpa Tiny's Farm
Grandpa Tiny's Farm
4.5
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A small heritage farm started by William 'Tiny' Zehnder that offers animal petting, farm education, wagon rides and seasonal fun. Check our Facebook page or website to see what's happening currently at the farm.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Liz
Jacksonville Florida26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
So the place looks cute, but I feel like the animals could have a much nicer environment and they looked pretty sad. There were three bunnies. One was in a pen on a concrete floor in the barn. The other two were in a plastic bin on top of a picnic table. There wasn’t much room for them and they really had no way to get away if they didn’t feel like being petted. The rest of the animals (two goats, a mule, pony and pig) were in outdoor pens that look like they haven’t been cleaned in awhile. I understand it’s a farm, it’s outdoors and things will be dirty, but there were several inches of muck. The pigs pen literally had junk in it like old, rusty tractor parts and a big metal sign laying on the ground. I feel really bad for those animals and don’t recommend going there.
Written October 17, 2020
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Hello Lizzard, I'm sorry that you felt bad for the animals on the farm. I wish you had spoken to one of us about your concerns. Here's some information to clarify and to put your mind at ease: The bunnies in the tote can and do hop out of their tote. They are bunnies after all and fully able to clear those short sides. They just like snuggling together in there. :) If I see the bunnies giving signs of wanting a break I do step in. To further clarify, they all three move back to the different barn when we're closed, where they normally live. This year we switched things up in order to keep you safe, while giving the animals the petting they love rather than remaining closed. Inside and outside pen cleaning day is on Mondays & Tuesdays. I'd love the help if you'd like to stop back in to see the process that goes into it all.
Written October 19, 2020
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Jenny B
Fort Pierce, FL2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
We traveled from Florida to see the reindeer and unfortunately got stuck in a tremendous amount of traffic from the first snowfall. Lots of accidents!! Anyways, our time slot was from 3:00-4:00 and we arrived at the farm at 3:45. When we got there and they scanned our tickets to get in, instead of being welcoming they immediately told us that they close in 15 minutes. When I told them we came all the way from Florida and got stuck in traffic from accidents/weather they did not care. Just reminded me that they close at 4:00. If you’re looking for a fun experience for your kids to celebrate the spirit of Christmas….. you might consider going somewhere else with more hospitality.

The Santa and his helper were very friendly and nice to my kids.
Written December 2, 2021
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LaurenH
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I wasn't satisfied with what we experienced given the $15 we paid to get in. It was hardly a petting farm experience. In and out in 10 minutes. Definitely not a must-do in Frankenmuth. If given the option to leave a donation I would have been happy to donate $5 - that's all it was worth to me.
Written June 20, 2021
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Emily R
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Overpriced, in and out in 30 minutes, ornaments are crappy, it’s an old gummed up stamper and the ink it all dried out. Animals look neglected and miserable. Don't waste your money supporting this business, they should be turned in for animal neglect! There is no money out back in to it, what a joke!!!!
Written November 20, 2023
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Hannah P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
For $100 for admission to see four reindeer and $11 to throw my own hot chocolate packet into hot water was not worth the money plus on top of driving a 1.5 hr just for this place . Not a whole lot to this place or anything special. The place closed at 4 when the hours said 5 which my family & I didn’t even get to experience what I’m going to assume was a little shop/walk through because of being rushed out the place.
Written November 27, 2023
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Stardust86
Belleville, MI286 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Brought my 4 year old in December for the Santa & Reindeer event. For $15, I wasn't too impressed. I had thought looking at this even online that there would be more to do....and there really wasn't much. We did love seeing the reindeer, but our whole visit didn't last more than 20 or so minutes.

Didn't help that it was bitter cold out during our trip - we may try to pop in again in the Spring to see if the place has more to offer than we could really notice in the cold.
Written December 25, 2022
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Ashlee
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
You go inside the barn and get to pet some bunnies. My son really liked that. You are given a free cup of bird seed which was nice. However, I noticed the pig in the back does not have shade, shelter or much hay. It looks like the poor thing is living in a junk yard. For that reason, I will not return.
Written June 26, 2020
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DK1422
Houston, TX29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Sloppy muddy parking lot. Makes it miserable. Cars got stuck and no place to walk without mud. You would think they would at least put some gravel. Better to park across the street at Bronner’s.
Written December 5, 2023
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Rich M
Huber Heights, OH101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
We visited with 4 children and they all had a great time at Farmfest 2012. Many animals to see and some great, informative demonstrations. The price was right for the kids (free!) and only $3 for adults. The staff was very friendly.
Written August 8, 2012
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Beelinden
Michigan38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
Finding things my two (now teenage) kids like to do isn't easy, so I was pleasantly surprised how much they enjoyed this farm. We were introduced to all the animals and given an entertaining wagon ride. It was a nice time for a low price.
Written August 2, 2012
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