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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

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847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
+1 501-623-6172
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Fun and Educational

My 5-year-old loves this place. Lot's of animals to see besides alligators, such as cute goats and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RennaisanceRick
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Sedona, Arizona
Good small zoo

There were many many gators. This is a refuge center where the gators live out the rest of their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
karly57
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847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My 5-year-old loves this place. Lot's of animals to see besides alligators, such as cute goats and sheep, peacocks, turkeys, ducks and even a mountain lion and wolf! Babe Ruth actually hit a home run that landed in the zoo back in the day when...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were many many gators. This is a refuge center where the gators live out the rest of their natural lives. We got to hold a baby gator and fed the young ones hot dogs with a long stick for 5$ a person. The larger...More

Thank karly57
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the worst experiences I have ever had. Many of the animals are kept in pins with gravel or concrete. They have no stimulation at all. The wolves look like they have been broken of any will they had left. When I...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Ok, so not going to lie - I wanted to run out of there with every animal and set them free!!! I felt so bad for all of them. I am giving this 3 stars so more people will go and they will at least...More

1  Thank Cathy Y
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I read several reviews before going to the alligator farm. The staff was very friendly. Some of the habitats were on the small side in my opinion. When you pay they give you bread to feed the animals for petting area. The petting farm had...More

1  Thank ang79072
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

First time to visit! It was a colder day so we were the only two there, but we had fun! The goats were the best part because they’re so interactive and feisty for bread! My husband held an alligator for the first time which was...More

1  Thank travelingwithjd
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We stopped by here on our way out of town earlier this month. Most of the animals were indoors, but the guide was very helpful and informative. We had a blast feeding the goats and sheep, along with a few of the gators.. We will...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

From baby to mommy and daddy they are all there...egads...lots of teeth!! Fun to watch but be nice!!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had fun on our recent visit to the alligator farm and glad we stopped by to check it out. It was quite busy despite the cold weather. We were given bread to feed the goats and other animals within the petting zoo. We were...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I took our nieces here and it is a throw back to the old road side attractions that are mostly gone now. Very nice way to spend an hour or two.

Thank Jim Y
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Sheila W
19 May 2016|
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Response from Dale S | Reviewed this property |
non group rates I think adults are like $8 or 9, less for kids and I think little kids 2 and under free, think they knock a little off each ticket for groups
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DavidandBrigid C
27 November 2015|
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Response from Twolip29 | Reviewed this property |
In colder months they are kept inside and might not be much to see. Also see if they have any feeding times that is fun to watch. They alligators get real active at feeding times. In warmer months they are kept outside... More
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KristinaandDrake
6 September 2015|
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Response from Sharmin A | Reviewed this property |
The hours of operation and phone numbers are listed on their website. It may change from season to season, so I would check there for most recent information.
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