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Erickson's Petting Zoo

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Address: 11890 Hope Roa, Osakis, MN

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Family of 5 Visited The Zoo For The First Time

We are a family of 5 that visited the zoo for the first time, to me the place has a " feels like home" feeling in it. We rode the tractor going to the corn maze, we enjoyed... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 18, 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We are a family of 5 that visited the zoo for the first time, to me the place has a " feels like home" feeling in it. We rode the tractor going to the corn maze, we enjoyed petting and feeding the animals, our 3 kids are having fun. When we were done in the corn maze, we went back... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I traveled here today from the Fergus Falls area. It had a hobby farm feel to it. It belongs to a family that has been there for three generations. The buildings are old, but that should be expected for a hundred year old farmstead. We were the only two there at the time and only the "Mrs"... More 

Thank danijensen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took our God-daughter (almost 5) here. We were the only ones here. But everyone there was ready and willing to help us. Some other reviewers complained about the conditions of the animals/pens. I am no farmer, but the conditions at the MN State Fair seem much more crowded to me. I thought it was reasonably clean and Sarah had... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

It's ok. There were some fun parts, including getting a peacock feather and playing around in the yard. Good place to stretch your legs and take a minor detour off the interstate, if you're passing through for other reasons. Many of the chickens were losing feathers. I asked and was given some explanation (don't remember). Since then, I've learned it... More 

2 Thank Leezer1015
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Went here for the corn maze and the petting zoo. The place was dirty. The animals were a mess and the corn maze was o.k. at best.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is a typical farm and that is it. Not much to see good if you would like a two hour trip. The animals that they had are typical animals that you can see at the zoo. Unless you are in the area you could go there, however there are other things in the area to do that are just... More 

Thank lovinglifeminnesota
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

While visiting Family in Alexandria, we decided to take the baby (14mo) to see the animals. Well worth the time! Nice drive (onto 'washboard' road) into the country. A 'tour' of the barn and introduction to the barn animals by one of the 'Erickson's" GrandKids, baby got to pet a squeelling baby pig, and pet the bunnies, they even gave... More 

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Long Prairie, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

Came with kids to see animals and have some fun. For the price of admission it was a good time.

Thank Kathryn S

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