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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

#22 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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Disappointed in this visit.

We thought that this would be a lot larger for the price paid. It seemed that some of the smaller... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gracemont, Oklahoma
Very disappointing

This was the number 1 thing on our to do list for Hot Springs. This venue is soooooo dirty. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan M
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847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
+1 501-623-6172
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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Kelli H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. The new baby goats were adorable and the kids loved holding a baby alligator. They loved feeding the emu also. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's rather small for the what you pay for admission. The petting zoo might be better for smaller children. My daughter did hold an alligator to recreate a photo from her childhood. LOL The wolves & cougar made me sad...such small enclosures. TONS of alligators...More

Thank KittenKC
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We were in town to celebrate my daughters 14th bday. I read that you get to hold and feed the alligators and she was sold. They allow you to feed the goats/sheep/donkeys. It was pretty cool to hold the baby gator. The mountain lion/monkey/wolves and...More

Thank Jennifer K
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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
6 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.