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Old MacDonald's Farm

#21 of 70 things to do in Rapid City Features Animals
Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
+1 605-737-4815
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Probably my favorite thing in Rapid City

Loved it! I took my 8 month old, and she loved holding the chicks and baby goats. It was super... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Valerie J
via mobile

The kids had a blast feeding all the animals from goats to cows horses donkeys pigs chickens even... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“pony rides” (17 reviews)
“pig races” (30 reviews)
“baby goats” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
+1 605-737-4815
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it! I took my 8 month old, and she loved holding the chicks and baby goats. It was super clean and in open space. Will definitely go back!

Thank Valerie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids had a blast feeding all the animals from goats to cows horses donkeys pigs chickens even little baby sheep and goats. Make sure you bring plenty of quarters to feed the animals and be able to look out occasionally a few animals Escape...More

Thank mcousins1221
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We get a season pass each year as the grandkids love it so much. I have ages 1,4,10. They have events going on each day, but you can just wander about and interact with the animals.

Thank nancypops
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My 18 month old baby really loved it here. I had a great time too. We didn't stay as long as we would have wanted to because there is a desperate lack of shade. You're exposed to the sun the entire time you're there. They...More

Thank Carley J
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Lots of little kid fun ! Clean and well maintained. The staff needs more education. They should be able to answer simple kids questions. The animals are desperately in need of good hoof trims which tells me there care may be iffy.

Thank Stonehousepots
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Old McDonalds Farm is a low key exposure to farm animals that is suitable for kids and adults for a hands on exposure to farm animals.

Thank Cynthia N
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Kids really enjoyed this place. Much better if you miss the main crowd as you get to help feed baby animals and have more free reign. Very hands on and interactive. Go here each time we visit Rapid City, just a neat experience.

Thank LovingtoTravelToday
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The kids always love a petting farm so you really can't go wrong. They have a very large and nice set up. The only negative was the prices seemed pretty high.

Thank Cgent00
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were able to come down for the Fall festival this year. Our three year old had a blast! Wish there were more pumpkin options though in the patch. We came early in the fall festival and it was already picked over.

Thank Hanna R
Reviewed 9 October 2016

every Saturday in October is a special day for the kids. From pony rides to a train with cars made from 55 Gal drums to face-painting. It is all here. Some of the areas are open to the visitors and kids and adults can enter...More

Thank Jim M
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Pam C
Is there a schedule that has the times on it, for pig races, etc
14 June 2017|
Response from mcousins1221 | Reviewed this property |
i dont remeber the exact times, but everything runs frequently enough that you can see it all in one trip.