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Review of Petting Zoo Ocala

Petting Zoo Ocala
Ranked #16 of 58 things to do in Ocala
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Owner description: Petting Zoo Ocala offers a variety of kid-friendly farm animals for viewing, petting and feeding. A stroll through the barn gives visitors an opportunity to meet alpacas, llamas, goats and a few of our other barnyard friends. Some highlights of the zoo include: goats, pigs, horses, sheep, ducks, donkeys, emus and peacocks just to name a few. Come and meet all our four-legged, furry and feathered friends! Pony rides are available as well as a picnic area. Bounce house and play area are included in the entry price.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We live about an hour away and were looking for something fun to do that wasn't too expensive. I found this place online, thought we would give it a try, and I am SO glad we did! Tons of hands on animal experiences and all of the animals are super friendly. I loved the emus and pigs. We even got to hold a chicken! Compared to other similar parks in the area, this place is so ridiculously clean and has hardly any smell at all (which is crazy seeing how many animals are there). Admission prices are so reasonable (family of 4 and a pony ride was only $29.00). There is a nice swing set for little ones (it is not rusty, as mentioned in an earlier review) and a very tidy picnic area. Plenty of room to run and explore.

Must add we also met one of the owners (a woman) who was SO friendly and helpful. She even gave us some duck eggs. This place is so great, perfect off the beaten path fun for all ages. We will be back!

Visited February 2014
3 Thank Edisneymania
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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not what we expected”
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

We stopped at an amazing little zoo on the drive to Disney World then stopped here on the drive home. Compared to the other zoo, and after reading the great reviews, we were quite disappointed. The smell was overwhelming, the playground rusty and covered with roosters, the bounce house half deflated, but the variety of animals was good; camels, alpacas, sheep, ponies, goats, cows, horses, emu, ducks, geese, rabbits and guinea pigs. There was a field where our 2 year old could run around screaming.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Sasha H
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Iowa City, Iowa
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great little place”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

It's a bit of a drive outside Ocala but worth the trip! There were quite a few animals to see and the woman working was very friendly. I gave it a 3 instead of 4 because of the drive and a few minor things. I am never impressed when someone is smoking near kids or in a "kid-friendly" environment.

Visited January 2014
2 Thank Tiffany T
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Ocala, Florida
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Great petting zoo, animals were very friendly!!! Huge variety of animals, picnic area & swing set. Highly recommend for kids.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank KBLittell
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Stuart, Florida
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great afternoon with critters”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

The two ladies who run this farm are great! Lots of sweet and fun animals. We loved the camel (he licked my husband's head!) and the donkeys. Bring lots of quarters as there is a 25 cent animal food vending machine. The farm was bigger than expected. in the first area there was a camel, donkeys, horses (regular and mini), alpacas, llamas, emus, pigs, and some other animals I am sure I am forgetting.

Next part is the farmyard area. One of the ladies offered my daughters, ages 9 and 3, ice cream cones full of animal feed for 50 cents a cone (very reasonable). We ended up buying 6 cones as it was so fun! Once you have cones in hand you enter the farm yard where the animals come up for food and petting. Be warned....the goats have no manners whatsoever. That's what made it fun though. There is a very sweet cow in the farmyard area, which I have never seen at any other petting zoo.

We were the only people there. The ladies took time to speak to our daughters and answer their questions. They showed us a very pregnant guinea pig....poor thing!. We saw probably 30 rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep, goats, a cow, geese, turkeys, chickens, ducks, etc.. There is a bounce house and play set near the farm yard as well.

One more special thing.....we spotted a chicken egg that had been laid in the guinea pig/male rabbit area. One of the ladies retrieved it and gave it to us, along with a dozen other eggs (3 duck, 9 chicken, and one little banny hen egg). It cost us $24.00 to enter, plus about $6.00 in quarters due to animal feeding fun. Totally worth it. I am go glad we found this place!

Visited December 2013
6 Thank uknowjojo
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