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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

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847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
+1 501-623-6172
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Definitely a "TO DO" if you have kids!

This was a great place to visit during our family vacation with our kids (ages 6, 4 and under 1... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bbrunk417
Small enclosures

Our 4 year old granddaughter enjoyed this and most children would, feeding the goats and donkeys... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melody L
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847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
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+1 501-623-6172
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"feed the animals"
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"baby alligator"
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"hold a small alligator"
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"larger gators"
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"babe ruth"
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"staff was very friendly"
in 7 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"goats"
in 95 reviews
"deer"
in 48 reviews
"feeding"
in 80 reviews
"hibernating"
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"snapping"
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"turtles"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place to visit during our family vacation with our kids (ages 6, 4 and under 1 year. We saw several animals: goats, sheep, donkeys, an emu, a cougar, wolves, lemurs, turkeys, a peacock, a raccoon, giant tortoises, and of course the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 4 year old granddaughter enjoyed this and most children would, feeding the goats and donkeys and holding a baby alligator. But we adults were saddened by the size and barrenness of the wolf, cougar and raccoon pens. The monkeys were a little better off....More

1  Thank Melody L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really neat experience. Small place but worth the fee to get in! Feeding show was pretty neat as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 5-year-old loves this place. Lot's of animals to see besides alligators, such as cute goats and sheep, peacocks, turkeys, ducks and even a mountain lion and wolf! Babe Ruth actually hit a home run that landed in the zoo back in the day when...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

There were many many gators. This is a refuge center where the gators live out the rest of their natural lives. We got to hold a baby gator and fed the young ones hot dogs with a long stick for 5$ a person. The larger...More

Thank karly57
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is one of the worst experiences I have ever had. Many of the animals are kept in pins with gravel or concrete. They have no stimulation at all. The wolves look like they have been broken of any will they had left. When I...More

4  Thank Cory J
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Ok, so not going to lie - I wanted to run out of there with every animal and set them free!!! I felt so bad for all of them. I am giving this 3 stars so more people will go and they will at least...More

2  Thank Cathy Y
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

I read several reviews before going to the alligator farm. The staff was very friendly. Some of the habitats were on the small side in my opinion. When you pay they give you bread to feed the animals for petting area. The petting farm had...More

1  Thank ang79072
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

First time to visit! It was a colder day so we were the only two there, but we had fun! The goats were the best part because they’re so interactive and feisty for bread! My husband held an alligator for the first time which was...More

1  Thank travelingwithjd
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

We stopped by here on our way out of town earlier this month. Most of the animals were indoors, but the guide was very helpful and informative. We had a blast feeding the goats and sheep, along with a few of the gators.. We will...More

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Sheila W
May 19, 2016|
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Response from Dale S | Reviewed this property |
non group rates I think adults are like $8 or 9, less for kids and I think little kids 2 and under free, think they knock a little off each ticket for groups
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DavidandBrigid C
November 27, 2015|
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Response from Twolip29 | Reviewed this property |
In colder months they are kept inside and might not be much to see. Also see if they have any feeding times that is fun to watch. They alligators get real active at feeding times. In warmer months they are kept outside... More
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KristinaandDrake
September 6, 2015|
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Response from Sharmin A | Reviewed this property |
The hours of operation and phone numbers are listed on their website. It may change from season to season, so I would check there for most recent information.
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