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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 is on its way from the ferry from Hatteras so you might as well stop for a few minutes. It wont take your breath away but its free and a nice place to stay and stretch you legs... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Martin B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is on its way from the ferry from Hatteras so you might as well stop for a few minutes. It wont take your breath away but its free and a nice place to stay and stretch you legs for a few minutes and watch the ponies or the beach across the road before you continue your journey down to... More 

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Thurmont, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Knowing this attraction was a hit or miss with seeing ponies, we didn't put much expectation on it. We stopped just after we got off the ferry in the most searing heat we've experienced in a while. There is a little platform with stairs so you can look over the fence and see the ponies that were milling about. We... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This visit, the ponies were in the front pen. We had been by on previous occasions when all you could see was empty pens. There are several groups of wild horses on the Outer banks and these in a pen were not as impressive as ones that were loose.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here twice during the week we were at the Outer Banks on vacation. The ponies looked healthy, but there are only 2 ponies in the pen closest to the road. Having been to see the wild horses up in Corolla, this was a big letdown. On the other hand it's a free activity so I suppose that's a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped and climbed the short way to the deck overlooking the Ocracoke pony grazing and feeding pens. Limited signage tells less than the history available on-line. Please read on-line to better understand the history and the importance of this stop.

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Saint Pauls, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been ther before but this time was only able to see one white pony in a coral from a distance. I love horses and all animals so we will be going again on our next visit to the island.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Ocracoke pony stable s are a quick stop on route 12 and worth seeing. The last of the wild heard that has been there for over 200 years.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think we just hit it at wrong time of day. Since the ponies have a great deal of freedom to roam, there was only one pony peaking from the pen. It was also very hot and I'm sure they were seeking shade.

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Thank W4835TAsandral
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's some pony in a pen...that's really about it. They were all just laying around when we came by so really pretty boring

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Thank AKcharger
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pony pens are somewhat underwhelming, since there are only like 3 horses there, and they're basically domesticated. But it's still a fun stop, especially if you don't have a lot of time with animals and enjoy it. It's amazing to think about horses living out on what is now a complete island, and the history here is fun to... More 

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