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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

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Address: 847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
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Boy and Girl Alligator

I took my daughter and 3yr old grand daughter there.. It's a small place they have all the alligators inside for the winter but you can still hold one... The staff was really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy W
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Crestview, Florida
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Monterrey mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is good for an hour or less. Kinda run down and smelly. The enclosures were overcrowded and looked more like a prison than a zoo. But if you want to see alligators its the place to go. They have tons there. The staff was friendly although we were there at a very low peak time as there were... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has very friendly staff but we felt sad for the animals. There's not much for them to play with and LOTS of concrete type cages. The indoor turtle had ants crawling on him & his food. It was depressing. Maybe it's better in the summer when the animals have more access to the outside.

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Thank Mbrow783
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is winter here in Hot Springs and I am amazed by the selection of activities on a Sunday! We visited the aAlligator farm and petting zoo. We were allowed in the pen with the goats and given bread to feed them. It was great and our 2 year old loved it. We fed deer and sheep. We got to... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my daughter and 3yr old grand daughter there.. It's a small place they have all the alligators inside for the winter but you can still hold one... The staff was really friendly. They handed me a small alligator to hold and let the baby pet, she asked if it was a boy or girl, he told her it... More 

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Seminole, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here just as we had gotten into Hot Springs. It was a neat little petting zoo. They have several different animals that have good habitats. The goats are fun to pet but beware entering with little children that have bread because they will do anything for the bread. Also, it was very fun to hold... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice family exhibit. The owner gives you bread to feed the little goats. I liked that. The gators were hibernating but still awesome to see in real life, and close up.

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Thank gwilli716
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I can't wait to go back this summer. We will be taking our nephews and God kids. It is so cool. The animals are great and the people are very knowledgeable. Plus you get to hold an alligator!!!!

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Thank kahenderson
Gibsonburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Shared experience with family of 3generations and it was very much fun. Can't believe I held a gator. Show was awesome and very informative.

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Thank LuAnn W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The kids loved getting to pet the aligator. They were all inside and very still, but the employee got in the enclosure and made them move around. The kids also enjoyed feeding the baby goats and petting the other animals. They have monkeys, and wolves and cute little racoons. Kids loved it! Ages 2 and 4.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Not quite sure we received our return on our investment for the price of admission. Fortunately this was not the only attraction on our list for this area because we drove a bit out of our way. Our kids enjoyed holding a tiny gator, then you walk around and see tons of Alligators sleeping in a big fenced in area.... More 

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