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Why Not An American Ark

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Address: 1126 Charlie Williams Rd, Monroe, NC 28112-9406

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Nice collection

This is not a tourist attraction, but a private collection. I think they've done a good job with it. Fun for the kids.

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Ken W
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is not a tourist attraction, but a private collection. I think they've done a good job with it. Fun for the kids.

Thank Ken W
Nicosia, Cyprus
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went to this ranch with my in-laws, my 2 year old and some relatives. It was nice and liked the experience. My son enjoyed interacting with the animals and feeding them. Definitely not the best organized place in the world but for a European individual like myself and my son that we are not used to this type of... More 

Thank Mika_Petrou
Matthews, NC
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to take the kids. Kind of poorly kept pens for the animals which looked a bit sad. The animals who can eat the feed were funny. Goats got loose and tried to steal my bucket. This place needs some hand sanitizer and a hand washing station. None there. Also BEWARE OF THE FIRE ANT HILLS!!... More 

Thank Sonya F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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130 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We bought a groupon for this place and we're excited to check it out. It's a great idea in theory... And the place has some major potential...But to be honest we were very disappointed in almost everything about it. :( To start it was confusing as to where to go/park. We arrived early not knowing what to expect and everything... More 

8 Thank wildcatsu
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

I went with all adults and we had a wonderful experience. Even though the tour guide didn't know all the answers to the questions she gave us lots of hands on time with the baby animals (And I have google access on my phone to answer those questions). I got to hold a horse! Yes, an entire 3 week old... More 

1 Thank Amber J
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I guess, for the price of admission plus tour, I was expecting more, including maybe more of a tour. The 12/13 year old girl who led the tour was sweet, but she knew very little about the animals when asked a variety of questions. She did however share which animals had previously escaped, why the donkey was in solitary confinement... More 

4 Thank Lisa M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Yes, they do have a lot of different types of animals, but the entire experience was BLAH!! It was difficult to actually find the "ticket office", and once we found it, it smelled horrible & had a pile of dog hair/dirt swept in the corner. They do not accept credit/debit cards which can be a problem because it's nowhere near... More 

6 Thank shayjet
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The two young ladies that did our tour lacked knowledge of the exotic animals. The zebras were no where to be found. Disappointing! We took our 10 yr. old granddaughter and she was ready to leave after 20 minutes. Not as much interaction as we expected. On top of the admission price, you have to also purchase feed.

4 Thank Jacqueline G
Monroe, North Carolina
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. They have beautiful farm land filled with horses which you can trail ride.. you can do petting zoo tours where you can meet and greet all kinds of farm animals and view exotic cats (African servals and bobcats), different kinds of foxes, wallabies, buffalo, zebras, camels and more! They also do a lot... More 

1 Thank whodaz
Monroe, NC
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Busy horse show grounds, the Inn above the owner's barn has large bunk rooms for a dozen single bunks, several rooms with queen or king beds, nightly bonfires, pool table, full kitchen, two living rooms, and a full size dining area. You can bring your own horse or rent one from the Ark for trail rides, "cowboy course", covered riding... More 

3 Thank christine p

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