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Ocracoke Pony Pens

#7 of 28 things to do in Ocracoke Features Animals
Hwy 12, Ocracoke, NC
+1 252-928-4531
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This is a joke!

These are no wild horses. It is much like looking at horses in someone's field. I understand that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Xenia S
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It's a fun, very quick stop. They don't seem as wild as you may be hoping for though. The biggest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leslie W
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Hwy 12, Ocracoke, NC
+1 252-928-4531
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These are no wild horses. It is much like looking at horses in someone's field. I understand that they had to fence the horses to save them from the road and I appreciate the effort to preserve the herd... But don't expect to see wild...More

Thank Xenia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a fun, very quick stop. They don't seem as wild as you may be hoping for though. The biggest disappointments were the fact that the trail along it was closed with caution tape and that there was basically no information on the display board...More

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of these ponies is interesting but the facility isn't. Most days there is only a long distance view of the horse-sized ponies.

Thank DonM4720
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stop is quick, and the pony pen easy to view, You do need to walk across the highway and can climb up a platform for an even better view than I had from the ground. Interesting information posted, There is a ramp to walk...More

Thank EastTNTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Ocracoke Island to see the wild ponies. We were not aware that they were corralled and very much not "wild" behind the fences where they were fed and even had barns. Looking at them at the look out site was much like...More

Thank lcunningham76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost our entire Ferry crew made the same stop to the Pony Pens. There isn't much to do at the pens but my kids were so excited to see the ponies. The mosquitoes were really bad though. Apply some bug spray before heading over.

Thank dmsimpso2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They were descendants of the original island horses. They were in a fenced area. Not much really to see about them. Flyers saying they are up for adoption.

Thank CBJ845
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Along the highway you'll see the little gem on the right hand side. You're not able to touch the Ponies but they're so cool to just sit and watch, and right to the left is the ocean. Check it out you guys!

Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We stopped, really just to see what was there, but unless you just don't ever get to see horses/ponies, there is not much to see. We were there about 3 minutes, max. I'm sure children would be excited over it, but for adults, not so...More

Thank 80southerngirl
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You have to get to the ferry early, right? Go extra early & visit the horses. This is a free exhibit with free parking. There is a viewing stage that overlooks a section of the pens & even watching them in the distance is worth...More

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