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“beware the monkey”

Grand Canyon Deer Farm
Ranked #4 of 24 things to do in Williams
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on a section of old Route 66, the Deer Farm is 10 acres of absolute animal wonderland. Walk a path around our park to view wallabies, llamas, mini cattle, bison, peacocks, & much more. Walk with deer, feed the deer right from your hands. Chat with a parrot, Mozart is a very entertaining cockatoo, Scarlet (a lilac crowned Amazon Parrot) a bit more shy, pet a goat, kiss a camel. You will have a blast here if you are an animal lover.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The little monkeys have fun watching the tourist. They especially like to pee on you! Watch out when they hang on the cage near you.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stopped here with the kids after seeing an ad for it back at The Grand Canyon. It was JOYOUS to be up close and personal with those beautiful animals and there's so many varieties to see! Bring your cameras and a pack of WIPES you can use til you get back inside!

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Those were the first words from my teenager's mouth after taking the walking tour and seeing all the critters! Very friendly people and clean grounds! So glad we stopped!

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I just went to the Grand Canyon Deer Farm this past week and would have to say no, thank you I wasn't very impressed and I won't be visiting again. It smelled really bad there and it doesn't seem like it's a very clean place either. YUCK was really what I thought of after I fed the deer(s). And this honest assessment is coming from a true animal lover...
Basically, the Grand Canyon Deer Farm likens to a Roadside Zoo; whereas the owner's ability to make a profit, overshadows the well-being of the animals. Would I go back there? NO, thank you. : (

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

To begin with, this attraction is expensive, but I don't mind a bit. If it was a couple of bucks less it would probably attract more people, and then it would be too crowded and ruin the fun for those willing to pay their $40 (for a family) to visit the farm. And boy, is it worth $40 if you have children.

Right now, the main attraction are the baby coatis. We were lucky to be there during feeding time, when they take them out to a small inclosure and they allow two people to be with them at the time. The baby coatis are not just the cutest thing in the world, but the coolest. They'll climb in you, walk all over you (arms, legs, head, back, they don't fall), and try to look in every hidden crevice (pockets and cleavage seem to be a favorite). I had as much fun as my daughters with them. Beware, though, the little critters are super fast and have no inhibitions.

The kids enjoyed feeding and petting the deer just as much, however. The deer they have are the smaller, spotted European kind. They are extremely friendly and tame. Put some feed in your hand and soon you'll have the herd following you.

The animals in the enclosures are not as much fun - you can't pet them unless they approach you but, as you can't feed them, that' s not always likely. The one exception is the camel. If you're lucky, one of the farm hands will give you some carrot. Put it in your mouth and the came will grab it and give you a " kiss" . Kids LOVED it. I didn't try it.

My kids also loved the adorable baby goat they keep in a playpen in the gift shop.

The workers were very nice, specially the older lady cleaning and feeding the animals.

As for the walkways. Some people are just whiners. They were in rough shape, sure, but it's a farm, for God's sakes! I do agree, however, that you should bring tons and tons and tons of quarter. 5 bucks worth, at least :-)

Thank soyyo
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Pat G, Owner at Grand Canyon Deer Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2013

Glad you had a great visit. Just wanted to fix one comment. The baby "goat" in the playpen in the store were actually 2 baby wallabies. Perhaps you just saw the ears peaking out of the pouches. One is an albino bennett wallaby, the other a gray bennett wallaby.

Hope to see you again soon!

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