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Old MacDonald's Farm

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Address: Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: 605-737-4815
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Great little farm

Our 3 year old loved it! He was a bit intimidated by some of the more pushy animals but fell in love with the goats. The pony ride was nice. The playground was fun. Getting to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Robin D
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Fort Pierre
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had never been there, but had a pass that I bought on the KBHB Summertime Fun auction and we went. I was surprised, as we have a ranch, how much time we ended up spending there and my boys loved it, especially the goats and chickens. It is very well maintained, clean, and a very friendly staff (who all spoke... More 

Thank theshootist93
Hackensack, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, 5 year old daughter and I had passed by this attraction many times during our visit to Rushmore (it's on the main highway to Keystone and Mount Rushmore) and had finally decided to stop and see what it was all about. Wow! Curiosity killed the cat!!! And my wallet!! This place is way over priced. $30+ for this?... More 

2 Thank cparedes123
North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 10 and 6 year old sons loved this place. We went on a quiet day, so they had opportunities to bottle feed baby animals and pick up baby goats. Great experience for them, something they can't do often.

Thank Tomi M
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of animals, friendly staff, very spacious. My girls got to hold baby chicks, that was the highlight of their day. They loved the goats and turkeys too. Not very expensive at all.

Thank photohappyervin
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3 year old loved it! He was a bit intimidated by some of the more pushy animals but fell in love with the goats. The pony ride was nice. The playground was fun. Getting to visit 3 days for the price is a huge bonus. Went mid afternoon on a Sunday and we pretty much had the place to... More 

Thank Robin D
Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the animals are well cared for and the spaces are clean. they have a picnic area and playground, public restrooms and places to wash your hands. Lots of fun animals to experience.

Thank Susan J
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from the Dinosaur Museum next to Reptile Gardens, this is my least favorite place to go in Rapid City. This is waaaay overpriced - plain and simple. Go to Reptile Gardens or Bear Country and make sure you have enough time to enjoy them.

Thank Terry L
Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Way overpriced for the amount of attractions they have. At home this kind of petting zoo is free when you come to pick berries or buy pumpkins. So I expected a lot more for $75 usd. Kids still had fun of corse. Don't order chilli or pulled pork from the snack stand, stick to the nachos and hot dogs.

Thank derekhampton31
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Way overpriced and to make matters worst you have to pay extra for the pony ride and train ride. The train ride was fun for the grandkids but the pony ride went around 3 time and they were done.Save your money and take the kids to the state fair where they can pet all the same animals

Thank wyofan
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit, however, most tourists are not in town for to utilize the 3 day pass that you pay for. I feel that the price is a bit unjust but the staff and the animals were delightful!

Thank Chunkyairmanjace

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