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Retirement Home For Horses at Mill Creek Farm

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Address: County Rd 235A, Alachua, FL
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Great outing with grandkids

Bring carrots, that is your "free" admission token. Most horses are very friendly but there are some in special areas with that are still being socialized. These are rescue... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
Sandynick
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Alachua, Florida
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Alachua, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Bring carrots, that is your "free" admission token. Most horses are very friendly but there are some in special areas with that are still being socialized. These are rescue animals, not animals that are just old and not wanted anymore. They need care and are given it by the many volunteers. Wonderful organization and nice walk thru the path to... More 

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Thank Sandynick
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The retirement farm is a place where kids can run free AND feed the retired horses carrots. The kids and horses all enjoy themselves! The farm is gorgeous and makes for a nice walk. My favorite animal there is the miniature donkey! What a cutie patootie! Only open on Saturdays from 11-3.

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Thank CBopp
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Kids loved this activity while we were happy to feed the old/sick horses and being a part of something charitable. You can walk there for hours. I liked that my kids were feeling empathic towards the horses and although some of them sick eyes etc. they would consider them beautiful and wanted to help them by giving carrots. It is... More 

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Puerto Vallarta
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We decided to visit this farm, which is a retirement home for abused and retired service horses, on a whim while exploring our new winter home area and what a wonderful surprise. They are only open Saturdays from 11:00am till 3:00pm so plan your day accordingly. The entrance fee is 3 carrots and when you go back you'll make sure... More 

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Florida
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This was such a great day trip on a Saturday, we can't wait to go back! The farm is only open Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm so you need to plan accordingly especially if you have a way to drive to get there. The owners greet you warmly at the gate and explain everything if it's your first... More 

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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Perhaps off the beaten path a bit, but this was a wonderful experience for a Saturday outing with small children. These wonderful folks take in aging, abused, blind or otherwise unwanted horses and give them a home. Plenty of space to wonder around and plenty of horses to see of all shapes and colors. The kids loved it, and were... More 

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1 Thank John L
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

While looking for a fun day out near our home I came across this farm for retired and abused horses. I was unprepared for how many beautiful horses they actually have there. Our measly pound of carrots went quickly and we bought more from the volunteers. I would highly recommend Millcreek for any animal lover or people who are looking... More 

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Alachua, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This place is great, if you are looking to have a nice walk in the country and feed some great horses and a donkey or two along the way, then this is the place for you. bring plenty of carrots and I mean plenty, I thought the $18 bag at Publix would be too much but no I could have... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I like to take my wife on surprise trips. I tell her what to wear and about how long we will be gone but nothing else. She loves animals of all kinds. I found this horse animal sanctuary and decided it would be a hit … and it was. The price of admission is 2 carrots so it won’t break... More 

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Fleetwood, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This place demonstrates that there are good people in this world. They have taken 300+ acres and made a home for horses that have been neglected and abused. The horses are healthy, well taken care of and very friendly.....ok, that might be because they are looking for you to give them carrots or apples. It's a wonderful experience for adults... More 

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