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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

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847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
+1 501-623-6172
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Mixed feelings

After visiting over the holiday weekend, My husband and I have mixed feelings about this place. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Garland, Texas
via mobile
Fun fun fun

This place is small but it is informative. Definitely include this on your itinerary especially... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
+1 501-623-6172
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting over the holiday weekend, My husband and I have mixed feelings about this place. The entrance fee is not much and my daughter did have a great time. The first part is a section where there is an emu, two donkeys, some sheep,...More

Thank TabathaInDallasTX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is small but it is informative. Definitely include this on your itinerary especially when you got young curious children. They have you hold and carry a baby alligator if you so wish to do this. They have a small petting zoo in the...More

Thank Adsoul
Reviewed 8 November 2017

You have to love something that has been around since our grandparents were children. It is actually interesting and especially fun for children. It is not expensive. Open hours are variable.

Thank moosekebear
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Not really. This was a nice slow paced walk through exhibit and petting zoo. You can see the gators being fed depending on what day of the week you show up. There are a number of goats in the petting zoo. All of the animals...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

$9 per person admission. We were in and out in less than 30 minutes. Terrible place. Probably 70 or more alligators in two large pens with pools of dirty water, and all gavel on the ground. Very little shade. Very sad to see animals in...More

1  Thank Dan A
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

They had a "petting zoo", the only thing you can pet is a handful of pigmy goats. Everything else is behind fencing which was only some more goats, 2 donkeys, and a single emu. The staff really didn't seem to care to come out of...More

1  Thank Levi B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was our second visit, the first was about 7 years ago. I asked a few more questions this time and found out that this is NOT an actual farm. The gators are purchased from outside of Arkansas and the girl working the baby gators...More

1  Thank randywendy
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We thought that this would be a lot larger for the price paid. It seemed that some of the smaller animals were in too small cages even though they had signs up that said they were inspected periodically. Weren't impressed by the animals presented maybe...More

Thank djlgkm
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This was the number 1 thing on our to do list for Hot Springs. This venue is soooooo dirty. It needs a serious cleaning. All the in closures had tons of leaves and dirt in them. The petting zoo was the cleanest. I really believe...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I was a little skeptical, but this was a great stop. We caught the noon feeding on Sunday - so try to be there for feeding time if you can. Gators are hungrier in the summer. We learned a lot about the gators, history of...More

Thank Anton O
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Sheila W
19 May 2016|
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Response from Dale S | Reviewed this property |
non group rates I think adults are like $8 or 9, less for kids and I think little kids 2 and under free, think they knock a little off each ticket for groups
DavidandBrigid C
27 November 2015|
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Response from Twolip29 | Reviewed this property |
In colder months they are kept inside and might not be much to see. Also see if they have any feeding times that is fun to watch. They alligators get real active at feeding times. In warmer months they are kept outside... More
7 September 2015|
Response from Sharmin A | Reviewed this property |
The hours of operation and phone numbers are listed on their website. It may change from season to season, so I would check there for most recent information.