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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

#24 of 78 things to do in Hot Springs Features Animals
847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
+1 501-623-6172
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SAD...don't waste your money.

$9 per person admission. We were in and out in less than 30 minutes. Terrible place. Probably 70... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dan A
House Springs, Missouri
Not worth the money.

They had a "petting zoo", the only thing you can pet is a handful of pigmy goats. Everything else... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Levi B
via mobile
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847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
+1 501-623-6172
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Reviewed 4 days ago

$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

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Levi B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank randywendy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 11 July 2017

when we went most of the exhibits were empty or closed down and looked like something was wrong with the raccoon it just kept pacing or swinging its head back in forth definitely did not look right. price is high and its not very big....goats...More

Thank hopper1277
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit which includes a 13 year old and 15 year old. It varies from petting zoo to holding gators.

Thank Momoftwobeautys
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

So much to see!!! We all loved it. Very enjoyable gift shop and perfect for our 2 kids (ages 2 and 4). For the cost it would've been nice for alligator food to be included. It was good though. Very friendly staff!

1  Thank ryangelathomas
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I had not visited the Alligator Farm since about 1990 and decided it would be a fun little stop for my daughter (10) and nephew (12) on our mini-vacation to Hot Springs. Admission included some bread to feed to the animals - goats, donkeys, sheep,...More

2  Thank Kelli H
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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.