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Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary

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Address: 8005 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33635
Phone Number: +1 813-855-8992
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Thu - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Animal sanctuary with exotic and livestock species. Farm animals ,exotics,...

Animal sanctuary with exotic and livestock species. Farm animals ,exotics, pony rides ,train rides, hayrides all in a farm setting. We are open Thurs-Sunday, please note we are closed Mon-Wed.

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Spectacular family fun location! Great October fall festival! Cool "train" rides for kids. Face painting, arts & crafts, etc.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Spectacular family fun location! Great October fall festival! Cool "train" rides for kids. Face painting, arts & crafts, etc.

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2 Thank scotty3262
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We Have visited Horse Power for Kids for a while now! My Granddaughter's just love it! They have a pony ride every time we go! Macaroni is their favorite, but now Macaroni is retired ,but they go on all the other horses .Everyone is very friendly, its a clean place, and he animals are well taken care of. We all... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Unfortunately the city has decided the trails can no longer be used for horseback riding. Very very sad to see this happen. The animal sanctuary is still a great place to visit & there are pony rides (in a circle) available for the smaller kids. Absolutely still worth a visit and we will go again, just wanted to update everyone... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Nice little place to ride a horse and see some nice variety of rescue animals. A tad hard to find but worth the search to kill an hour or two. Nonprofit charity doing nice work.

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Thank Kenn S
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic venue for horseback riding. We were all beginners and felt incredibly well taken care of. We arrived early and looked at the many animals in their stables and cages. Each animal came with pictures to match the written descriptions. When it came time to mount, it took at least 30 minutes to get everyone on a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

On a whim for adventure, my husband and i drove around with our 4 & 5 year old, looking for something to do. This is the spot we landed. Our children enjoyed a pony ride lead by campers. We then had free rein to view the numerous exotic animals. The campers were so informative and eager to share about the... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This outside attraction is packed with things to do and new animals to see. It's a hidden gem for animal lovers and families wanting to entertain the kiddos & make lasting, fun memories. More animal varieties than the Lowry Park Zoo, fun train ride that gives you an overview of the grounds (even adults can ride), neat games for kids... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Girls ages 9,10 and 50! First trail ride by self for my 9 yr old! A guide as lead horse as well as a guide at end Chuck and Megan were great! We got to trot too! A very fun ride and you leave with a sense of confidence if you lack with riding a horse! Well worth the cost... More 

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Tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

My daughter and I took my grandson & his friend ( 1st time rider) We had a blast, we will definitely be back! The horses are very well cared for and they are also a rescue center for exotic animals!! Perfect Day !! Our trail guides were fun and entertaining!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This place is AMAZING! I went on the horse trail and loved every minute of it, Chuck was a great instructor, it was also my first time on a horse and it did not feel difficult whatsoever. The zoo also has many different and unique animals and was much bigger than I expected it to be. They have many benches... More 

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