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Avila Valley Barn

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Address: 560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8047
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+1 805-595-2810
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Adorable place

The fresh fruits and vegetables are great and a huge selection. It was fun seeing the animals as well. The upkeep is top notch, and the ice cream shop was fabulous!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kathryn D
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Fresno
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Fresno
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fresh fruits and vegetables are great and a huge selection. It was fun seeing the animals as well. The upkeep is top notch, and the ice cream shop was fabulous!

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Thank Kathryn D
Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh fruit, fresh baked pies and other baked goods, fresh ice cream, doesn't get any better in this small town. During summer months, they have a little petting zoo area for the kids and you can take a ride on the hay cart to pick your own apples.

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tucson az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place... would go even with just adults. The animals are delightful to watch. Everything looks very clean and well cared for. For $1.00 you buy a bag of veggies to feed the animals. Fun for everyone. Great shop with fresh fruits and veggies along with a gift shop. Also had a place where they bred food but we... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a great place to bring your young children - they can feed the animals, take a ride on a hay wagon, have a picnic, get a fantastic ice cream cone - just have a wonderful family outing!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This place is always relaxing, pleasant and smells wonderful! Everything is always fresh and pies baked daily. There wasn't as much going on this time around in early January because it was just raining and a bit cold out. This place is nestled just off of Avila Beach exit between the mountains/Hills. Beautiful atmosphere and a few short minutes drive... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Fun place to visit on the way up/down the coast. Goats, chickens, miniature ponies, a cow, etcetera. Fruit and vegetables are pricey as is everything else but it's a tourist trap. Still worth checking out. Kids love it!

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Baywood Park, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I guess this place would have a certain charm to 'city dwellers' with (very small) children - (we took our grandchild) - but the conditions the animals endure borders on cruelty - the grounds can get muddy, parking can be very difficult on a busy day. Your basic display of farm animals - thankfully no exotics - we left, rather... More 

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1 Thank gary k
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My family visited from Texas and really enjoyed visiting this farm! My daughter loved feeding and petting all the goats. The market and gift shop were nice. The ice cream was delicious! Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

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Seal Beach, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

There really was nothing here. The deli is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday so there was no food. They had ice cream, but no chocolate ice cream so my kids passed on that. The corn was not in season so there was no corn on the cob. I did not see any holiday decorations to speak of. The souvenirs were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a cold and wet day, ordered apple cider and looked through the farm market and gift shop, and then we walked the short loop to see the different animals. It was a great 1.5 hour stop with our young children. It only cost us the apple cider. I would have bought produce and pies if we weren't... More 

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