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“great place to visit”

Action Wildlife Foundation
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Goshen
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Tolland, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great place to visit”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

It is a great place to take the family. There is a picnic area if want to bring your own.

Visited September 2011
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New Haven, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Fun place for the kids and a nice alternative to Beardsley”
Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

My family went here recently on a beautiful weekend. It's kind of a cross between a zoo and a farm. Animals are in large fields/pens. The animals are mostly of the deer/cattle varieties- antelope, bison,yak, oryx, sheep, gazelle, deer, llama, etc. Some of them are near the fence and you can see them very close up, others are far away and you can barely see them. It's nice to walk amongst the fields. There is also a barn where for additional money you can feed some animals feed or milk from a bottle. Watching my 2 year old feed milk to an aggressive pig was the highlight of the trip and worth the extra money. There is also an indoor "museum" which is a room of large taxidermy animals which I was surprised at how much my kids enjoyed it. There is also a nice picnic area and very nice playground. Adults were $10 and over age 2 was $8. It is conveniently locate 10 mins off of CT-8. It was a nice place to spend the day outdoors, and was a nice change of pace from the Beardsley Zoo and Norwalk Aquarium. An earlier posting compared the animals' conditions to a concentration camp (which I found totally offensive, btw), and since I have lived in CT for a long time and never heard of this place, I was worried that maybe it would be a little shady, but I found the facilities and conditions more than adequate.

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New York
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fun field trip”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Our school went here on a field trip. If you are going with a group and take a hay ride, then it's worth it. I don't know if I'd go w/ just my children. Having a large group made it more fun.

Visited June 2011
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Thomaston, Connecticut, United States
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting variety of animals.”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Good day trip activity for young families. See a variety of animals that you may not see in one place anywhere else.

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Paris, France
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Definitely fun, but overpriced”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

The big museum with all the stuffed animals (taxidermied, not plush) is pretty great, but if you're going for the park and the walk around, it's kind of expensive for what you get!

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