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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

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Address: 847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
Phone Number: 501-623-6172
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We stopped here because it was raining and we thought this could be interesting. Of course, the have plenty of alligators. Also a petting zoo and other animals. They gave... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Linda M
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here because it was raining and we thought this could be interesting. Of course, the have plenty of alligators. Also a petting zoo and other animals. They gave each guest 2 pieces of bread to feed the deer and goats in the petting zoo. Since it was raining, I opted not to go into the pens and get... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent part of an afternoon here. Very nice staff. Pictures of the lot of us holding alligators made for great Facebook profile pictures. The rest of the attractions were lower-end...petting zoo was just goats and some other animals that could be fed behind a fence.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When my friend and I visited back in July 2015 this was our first stop, and it was enjoyable just a little sad to see how small the cages were for the animals. When we first got there we got to interact with the goats and honestly... we were having more fun than the children there lol. They give you... More 

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Quinlan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent! Must go during feeding time. Great for families. Very clean and almost no odor. Very nice people.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to get up close and personal with gators. For $1 you can hold one and feed them a hot dog on a stick. I am not a gator expert but they seem to be well taken care of happy. Water is clean and gators are plump and contented looking. The downside is that some of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see at least once. It was good..took us about 20 min. You get to feed bread to animals like goats and deer. You can then hold an alligator and feed it hot dogs. Walk around and see monkeys, lemur, geese, etc.

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Thank Niki E
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had fun with the petting zoo. The kids loved the deer and goats etc. The gators were neat as well as the wolves and cougar. The animals were hot and tired so not much activity except when fed. We had fun and gift shop was decent. Price wasn't bad but wished it took more than an hour.

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Thank MistyArden2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! I just wish it was bigger! The people are very friendly :) I enjoy the little gators 🐊 we will do sure be back!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So yeah, it's a bit of a redneck type thing to do, but we totally hung out at the gator farm. We went on a Saturday but did not arrive in time for the gator feeding - I will say this - GO DURING THE GATOR FEEDING. Otherwise the big gators just sit outside and don't do anything, which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to go as adults or with the family. You get to see Alligators as well as have an opportunity to feed them (both medium and small ones), sorry the big ones are for the handlers. In addition to gators, they have a fun petting area where you can pet and feed pygmy goats. You can... More 

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