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Address: Hwy 12, Ocracoke, NC
Phone Number: 252-928-4531
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U.S. National Park Service manages a wild pony herd that lives in a penned...

U.S. National Park Service manages a wild pony herd that lives in a penned area on Ocracoke Island.

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It was nice to see the ponies, but they were way at the back of the pen, so we did not get a close up look.

I think this is a well kept facility and these ponies are being very well taken care of. Do wish we could have been closer to them, being such an animal lover. Plus, our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Concord, NC
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Concord, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think this is a well kept facility and these ponies are being very well taken care of. Do wish we could have been closer to them, being such an animal lover. Plus, our daughter-in-law does some horse training, and she wanted to be able to pet them a little bit.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These so-called wild ponies can be viewed from a wooden platform. Worth a quick stop if traveling with kids, but not really much of an activity at all.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to ride our bikes to breakfast at Pony Island Restaurant. We had planned to go to the pony pens since we had only driven past them and never stopped. Our memory was a little off (we are almost 60, what can I say) and so we thought the pens were not that far from where... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pull over on your way into Ocracoke. Ponies are descendents of the original island ponies. They are kept in a small paddock next to the road. Don't even need to get out of the car to see them.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful horses in a fantastic setting. We plan to adopt one of the horses so we can help with their care.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made a quick stop here. That is all it took. Poor ponies were locked in a pinch. Definitely not wild. Nothing really to see or do here.

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Orillia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Nothing really to see, just some horses in a pen. The history on them is interesting. The horses are well taken care of which is good, but sad that they are neither free nor domesticated, just there. Sounds like some were domesticated in the past by the boy scouts, but then abandoned after that. The breed should be protected as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Ponies in a pen by the road. You can not pet them or feed them. We see this all the time in Ohio on something called a farm. Not overly impressive, but an easy, quick stop to see a horse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I got to see some of the ponies! It is very nice how they are now protected. It is a very nice coral and barn for them. They have feed set out for them as well. I loved the viewing deck for the public to walk up to see the ponies. I took a pamphlet to adopt... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This was a great learning experience . I can't believe how many years ago these horses ancestors came here or how they got here . It must have been a sight when they were free to roam the island .

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