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“Best of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rolling Ridge Ranch - CLOSED

Rolling Ridge Ranch
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Wister, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

My husband and I are young senior citizens and we had as much fun feeding and watching the animals as the children on our wagon. The ride was just the right length and our driver was quite knowledgeable about the animals we saw and was generous with time in stopping to feed the animals. The petting zoo by the wagon ride was small but kids we saw seemed to enjoy looking at the animals that were caged and petting the ones they could. Our only recommendation is that if you want to take the wagon ride and feed the animals to go earlier in the day as the animals seem to get full and not as many rush up to the wagon to be fed.

Visited August 2013
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Canton, Ohio
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232 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“A Great Place to See Animals Up Close.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

We stop here every summer and always leave smiling. Our guide today was Reuben and he was wonderful. Our horses got a little skittish due to an ornery camel, but Reuben kept his cool and got everything under control. Reuben was very knowledgeable, friendly and great with all ages. After the wagon ride, we got to hold ducklings and baby goats. It was a great afternoon of family and animal fun!

Visited August 2013
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

I had the opportunity to experience the ranch while traveling with a bus group. I was initially apprehensive about being so up-close with the animals, but found the trip to be lots of fun. Our wagon driver provided much information about the animals, and the ride through the hills was enjoyable. Feeding the animals was entertaining, though scary at times when the animals came closer, and closer to the food! The only thing that prevented me from giving this attraction an "excellent" rating was that I wished it had offered better restroom and hand washing facilities (not port-a-potties)!

Visited July 2013
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Expensive for a "zoo" in Amish Country”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

You go through on a rather open wagon pulled by 2 horses and see lots of types of animals. Most of them are normal wild or domesticated animals. They do get their heads in to get the food and can be scary for some kids. The Amish man let our daughters "drive" the horses at the end of the ride, which was a nice touch. My daughter loved the little petting farm and she was able to pick up the ducklings herself and pay with the ducks which she loved. There was a covered area for us to eat our self-packed picnic lunch. The fee was high even though we used our coupons. For the same price, we could have gone to nearby Akron, Cleveland or Columbus zoo.

Visited June 2013
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Columbus
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39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Awesome time, people are SOOOOO nice!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

This place was AWESOME.


So I asked a lot of questions......the place has been there 15 years, the original owner sold it after 5. There are about 55,000 people that go through a year, and the place is owned and operated by Amish. Last car in as at 4pm, but they still give the wagon ride through the "safari" and let people enjoy, not once rushing anyone through.


Took my almost 3 year old boy, there were 4 of us total. Mention the coupon at the gate to save a few bucks per person, then go park and hop on a wagon. You ride for about an hour, and there are multiple times throughout where you will stop and remain on the wagon but feed the animals. Hold that bucket tight, those things will bite down and rip it out of your hands! A bucket of food per person, plus you can buy more, but with 4 of us, the four buckets was more than enough.

Driving thru is an option, but I would not recommend it. You can't feed the animals, you have to enjoy the animals from afar while making sure to stay on the track and driving downhill, and good luck explaining to your insurance agent about the huge gash the water buffaloes and longhorn steer leave on your vehicle with their horns. The wagon is the way to go!!!

If you are expecting lions, tigers, and elephants ripping each other apart......wrong place. I you want to see deer, pigs, camels, steer, ostrich, elk, donkeys, zebras, etc. and be able to get a little hands on, this is the place. My kid loved it, and the rest of us had a blast too. Jake was our driver, very, very, very humble Amish man and extremely polite with a great sense of humor.

After the ride, there is the "zoo" with the goats, peacock, sheep, chicken, camels, parrots, monkeys, etc. Lots to do!


We spent $15 per adult to get in, plus a couple of bucks on carrots and feed for the zoo animals for the boy, and it was well worth it. Less than $50 to get hands on and really enjoy.


While up here, you have to check out the rest of Amish country, as there is SOOOOO much you can do. Just remember, everything closes early (5pm-ish) so they can go tend to their land and animals before sunset.

Enjoy!

Visited July 2013
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