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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

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Address: 847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
Phone Number: +1 501-623-6172
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Fun place if you want to see alligator's.

Our boys 6 & 9 loved it. They even got to hold a baby alligator. They had an area where they keep the alligator's when it's cold which was interesting but after seeing so many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 July 2015
Twolip29
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Collierville, Tennessee
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Collierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Our boys 6 & 9 loved it. They even got to hold a baby alligator. They had an area where they keep the alligator's when it's cold which was interesting but after seeing so many of them it got old. They had a small petting zoo for the kids. If you get there at the right time you can see... More 

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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

There wasn't anything unique or different about the Arkansas Alligator Farm with the exception of feeding and holding baby alligators. With that said, it is still a very fun stop if you are in Hot Springs! It only takes about 20 minutes to feed the animals and walk through but it was well worth the time and money to see... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Given the name, I wasn't expecting a first class zoo experience, but this was just awful. The attraction opened in 1902, and it looks like their philosophy on how they display and care for the animals there hasn't changed since. They need to get with the times; it is no longer acceptable in the 21st century to confine animals in... More 

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Idabel, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

The kids enjoyed this. It was smaller than expected though. We got there as they were feeding the alligators. Then they got to feed the goats and deer in the petting zoo. Last they did get to hold a little alligator and feed them!

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Went on a day that they were feeding and that was fun to watch. Got to feed the goats, deer, and donkeys they have in the petting zoo. Kids held and fed a baby gator. The place was really clean and a fun we spent about 3 or 4 hrs there.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

You can tell that this place only views the animals as revenue. The animals need more space and properly trained zookeepers to ensure that they are healthy and lively. A big disappointment. Do not visit this place.

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Venice, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is one of the last of the old time road side attractions. Its great for kids and adults. Down Whittington st and par of the old style Hot Springs. Take a few and go see some of the animals.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

It was interesting to feed the animals bread. Only highlight was to take a picture with the baby alligator. Why they have a bunch of alligators in a limited space was a bit disturbing. The racoons looked depressed and the other monkeys did as well. I left kind of sad. But if you dont mind the idea of wild life... More 

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Corning, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I felt sorry for the poor alligators so tightly packed in the fences. The best part of the experience was getting to feed some of the animals and hold an alligator. I felt like the price was steep for what little animals were there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

To be honest it's really not worth the entrance fee. There's not much to see, there's barely any animals. But you can pay $1 to give an alligator a hot dog with a stick, and the gift shop is actually kind of nice if your into that stuff.

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