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“visiting the alligator farm & petting zoo.”

Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo
Ranked #25 of 82 things to do in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Well it may have been a bad day for the business, but seemed like there were quit a few there.First we were given lengthy instructions of the route to take, then each of us were given 1/2 slice of bread(to feed 15 or 20 animals)so that didn't go far.Then we go into the alligator area, the guy that was suppose to let us touch an alligator etc was busy texting on his phone. We wonder on thru and saw a few more animals, total time there was about 30 minutes. As we passed back thru the main bldg the owners or workers had nothing to say, no thanks for coming or come back at least they could have asked about our visit..nothing..we did not find that very interesting at all. Suggestion,help that is informative and can guide you thru and a sack(for customers to buy) so they can feed the animals..we felt really sorry for the animals .Not a very good review from The Girls from Oklahoma.I see from others that they got there at feeding time, now that would have been a little more interesting and fun for the kids.We were not told to come at feeding time.

4  Thank bigfrank2014
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

My son LOVES alligators and was so excited to see them and to get to hold one. It was worth it for me just to see his excitment. They do have a TON of alligators! They range in size and age. There are a couple of other animals, but not a lot. It is a small facility, but everyone was extremely friendly and it was a nice spot to stop and stretch our legs. I feel sad for the mountain lions and wish their enclosure was larger. It's really too small for them but every animal looked healthy. You get to feed deer, donkey, an emu, and goats.. You can even pet the baby goats.. All in all it met expectations for me and we enjoyed our visit.

2  Thank Crystal S
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Can't miss 'em. Up close and very personal. We arrived just in time for feeding time. The feeders had stories to tell...including how Babe Right hit a ball from what is now a nearby parking lot. Was once a ball field. They have a marker where he stood. They estimate that he hit it directly into the alligator pit. Fun. There is an enclosed building with baby gators....a young man was in there BAREFOOT and wrangling them....giving people the chance to feed them. We were able to hang back when everyone cleared out to see the big feeding show and he grabbed one and allowed us to touch. Very cool! The farm itself is historical and dates back to the days of the construction of the Bath Houses. There was a need for attractions for people who were coming to use the Baths. Native to Arkansas, Alligators seemed a likely attraction.

2  Thank Frank S
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

The hotel staff recommended going at noon on Saturday for the feeding time. Was great and very entertaining. Lots of alligators being fed raw chicken by hand. My child enjoyed the petting zoo also.

2  Thank Melmill68
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

This place was a neat little place to stop. They had WAY MORE than just alligators (goats, deer, donkeys, mountain lions, peacocks, ducks, tortoises, a parrot, monkeys, turkeys, a raccoon and more). The kids got to feed and pet a baby alligator. The owners were super friendly and we had a great time!

1  Thank Glhmcpherson
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