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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Orillia, Canada
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Gainesville, Virginia
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458 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Sevierville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went and seen the ponies, they were visible, but when you walked around none were in the pasture! I wish we could have gotten closer.

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Thank jnaillon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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Thank BCMjr
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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