My youngest is loves animals and more specifically camels so we stayed a weekend here mid July. It is a nice bed and breakfast, large working farm, and a lot of animals to play with a feed. My kids are asking when we will go back.
We were greeted when we arrived and shown to our room and a quick tour of the building. We stayed in the Pride of Kansas Suite. This suite is unique as it has a wall of windows that look down to the Kangaroo's sleeping area which the kids thought was cool. It had blinds and curtains, because you can see acroos that courtyard to the public viewing area of the kangaroos. It had a pull out couch, a set of bunk beds and a queen bed. There was a full bathroom. It is one large room, had 2 TVs and a VCR. There was no cable, which was okay with us. They did have a selection of VHS tapes if you wanted to watch a movie. They had a sitting room/area with board games, chairs, and some toys. They also had a rec room that doubled as dining area that had ping pong, basketball, and a Foosball table.
The room also had a balcony that was over the kangaroo's outside area and then the ostrich field as well. The balcony wraps around the building and looks like it had access to other rooms. There was no central air, but they did have a large portable A/C unit, luckily we brought a fan as well. There were also two ceiling fans.
After dinner on your own (Hutchinson, 10 miles away), we had a shorter evening tour. We fed giraffes and Kangaroos. There was also a large pin that you could go in for alpacas, goats, donkey and other animals. They have 2 types of porcupines, turtles, parrot and way many more animals the next day. After the night tour, we had cookies and Kool-Aid, then were on our own to wonder or go back to the room.
Next morning, breakfast was served, homemade sausage patties, waffles, blueberry waffles, egg casserole, cereal, yogurt and fruit. Then we went on a tour for about 1.5 hours of the rest of the animals. Kids got to bottle feed the "Sacred Cow of India" and pet camels and zebras that were only a couple months old. There were a lot of other exotic animals, but I didn't take notes on names. One thing a remembered was that this farm has 40% of the world's white camels. All the camels here were Dromedary (one hump).
After the tour, they have a small gift shop with a few items, tshirts etc. Didn't seem overly expensive for tourist attraction. I bought a coffee mug for $6.
- Also Known As:
- Hedrick`s Exotic Animal Farm b&b
- Hedrick`s Exotic Animal Farm Hotel Nickerson