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“A Must See when in Door County...”

Plum Loco Animal Farm
Ranked #9 of 27 things to do in Egg Harbor
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Owner description: Plum Loco Animal Farm is a permanent home to over 60 farm animals that visitors can pet and feed including ponies, donkeys, miniature horses, horses, 4 breeds of goats, 3 breeds of sheep, pot-bellied pigs, geese and chickens. Visitors can purchase feed pails from our ticket booth that include a scoop of grain for the sheep and goats and a pound of fresh carrots sticks for the ponies, donkeys and horses. Detailed safety instructions are provided at check in that teach visitors how to pet and feed our animals safely.In addition to animal acres, Plum Loco is popular for our play-farm village with a series of authentic child-sized buildings fully stocked with tons of hands-on equipment that allow children to explore their imaginations. The play farm includes a farm house with a fully stocked kitchen, a garden with flowers to plant and transplant, a wash-line with clothes to hang, a barn with pedal tractors, tool bench, landscaping equipment, and a pony corral with plush horses to ride and brush. The 1880's style general store has a farmer's market, cash register, shopping carts and items to buy and sell. We also have an 8 foot farm table complete with barns, animals, fencing, trees, tractors and the like.For older children and adults, we offer a variety of board games (giant chess, checkers and connect 4) as well as popular lawn games.Visitors may picnic in the shaded cedar-log gazebos or selecting ample seating on the lawn that adjoins the play farm.Plum Loco is especially popular for children ages toddler through 8 years of age and animals lovers of all ages.We are handicapped accessible and offer free WiFi. We are open 9:30-4:30 daily (weather permitting) but are closed on Wed - from Memorial Day - Labor Day. From Labor Day to November 1st, Plum Loco is open 9:30-4:30 Sat and Sun. We offer pumpkin sales and painting during the month of October.
Park Ridge, Illinois
1 review
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“A Must See when in Door County...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2011

From the parking lot to the main entrance, from the play area all the way through the animal farm this family owned business has done everything to say WELCOME! The atmosphere is clean, inviting and most importantly safe for the entire family (especially our little ones). The staff and owners are just the nicest people you can ever get to know. I spent a good half hour talking with the owner who was out with the animals and working around the farm. He is a great people person who loves to roll up his sleeves and make sure everyone there is having a good time.

The play area was custom built for our little ones, gazebos to hide from the sun were built on the slabs of old silos. A miniautre general store and barn outfitted with toy riding tractors and rocking horses are set out for the kids to play. You cant have a barn without some live chickens running around, even a very beautiful polish hen.

The animal enclosure are extremely clean as are the animals and extremely tame. Geese, sheep, goats, mini horses, ponies and some pretty awesome horses are looking for you to pet them - ok they want to be fed but it allows you to pet them while you feed em.

Safety is their primary concern so they do go over the proper way of feeding the animals and petting them so that everyone has an enjoyable and memorable time.

Hands down the best animal farm my family has been to and budget friendly as well.

Visited July 2011
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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“Fantastic family fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

I visited Plum Loco on 6/24 for the first time with my 5 year old son and my sister's family. Everyone had a blast! The kids played and used their imagination in the little village for a long time, after they had interacted with the peaceful, family-friendly animals. The owners were extremely friendly and welcoming. I would call Plum Loco a must-visit attraction for families when they visit Door County!

Visited June 2011
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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Something safe and fun for the youngest ones”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

Pristine and clean attraction! Prices were reasonable...it cost us $21 for 2 adults, a 6 year-old, our 15month old (free) feed for the animals, and a bucket of feed. This was an outdoor farm-themed playroom for our youngest with ride-on tractors, lawn mowers, different hand-built buildings for kids to play in...and the best feature...it was fenced in! Gave us a chance to sit and watch him play with the other kids. The 6-year old loved all of the the small buildings to go in as well, but he loved the animals the best. They were all in close proximity surrounding an open field to run and play in. I would rate this better than The Farm in Sturgeon Bay. Make sure you eat before you go, though, their focus is not on food but on fun (they do have snacks, and changing table in the super clean bathrooms). After 2 hours of playing here, the kids were asleep on our drive back to Ephraim. I highly recommend this happy, fun, and customer focused attraction...great kept secret. Thanks for a great surprise!

Visited June 2011
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Chicago
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“The Best Petting farm!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2008

Plum Loco is a hidden treasure for adults and kids alike. It is owned by a nice couple that takes great care in getting everything right. They have a kind facility where none of the animals will ever end up on a menu. The husband built all the animal environments...@ the pigs have an A-frame and the goats have a Swiss chalet. The signs are adorable and very informative. And, the animals are as kind as the owners...no biting here. They have a great play area for small children with games, playhouses, a giant farm animal set up and board games. You are welcomed to spend the day and bring a picnic lunch. There is croquet, and other yard games also. The wife is very attentive in the entrance booth selling inexpensive treats for the animals, freeze pops and other goodies. Once you try it, you'll be back for another visit. What a great old fashioned get-a-way! We love Plum Loco.

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