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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

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Small, Older attraction, but reasonably priced - $9/adult, $7/child

This is an small, older attraction - yes, it could use some updating, but it was reasonably... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Sulphur Springs, Texas
Good spot for young kids

My kids got a kick out of being able to feed the gators and holding one as well. I’m sure it would... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Jeremy S
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847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

My kids got a kick out of being able to feed the gators and holding one as well. I’m sure it would be better in the warmer months

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

lots of fun. We all held a baby alligator and fed them hot dogs on a stick. We also injoyed the goats and other animals. bring pennies for the penny press.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TheLuckiestMommy
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit. The place is nice and so are the people. Everyone in our group was offered a chance to hold the smaller alligators. The petting zoo is a big hit with the kids. There were no monkeys when we visited.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank drwatson32
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Staff are friendly. We all got to hold an alligator and learned a lot about them. The place is clean and I appreciate how well the gators are taken care of. The mammals, however could use bigger enclosures.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smileTexas
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Since I live here, I hadn't been to the Alligator Farm in years and I do mean years. My Austin family relatives wanted to go and to get their picture taken holding a small alligator. They loved the place and we were there for about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SallysCorner
Reviewed August 17, 2018

I cannot believe this place has over 60% positive reviews...where is your human decency people?!? These poor animals are in horrible conditions. There is no semblance of a pleasant or natural environment provided for them. I am ashamed this establishment got a penny of my...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

This is an small, older attraction - yes, it could use some updating, but it was reasonably priced... For us, the animals that were included in the petting zoo are things we're used to being around, but I'm sure there are children who may not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 401mirandab
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The animals are absolutely miserable!! The wolves really hit me hard. The ears were VERY infected - not place to eat, drink, or relax out of the sun. The alligator water look as if it hasn’t been cleaned in months. The tanks are too small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
6  Thank Sierra M
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It was a cool experience to hold an alligator, but disappointed that all of the "up close" animals were hiding and sleeping because it was so hot. We literally paid to hold an alligator for a few minutes and pet a few animals (goats and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kcartee
Reviewed August 7, 2018

took grandkids and they enjoyed it they got to hold the aligators which i never thout they would do that

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sheila W
May 19, 2016|
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Response from Carl 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
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
September 6, 2015|
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.