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Avila Valley Barn

#3 of 80 things to do in San Luis Obispo Features Animals
560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8047
+1 805-595-2810
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Expected this place to be a small, short stopover on the way back to the Bay Area from Pismo Beach... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stephanie W
Roasted Corn!

This has been a place we visit whenever we are in the area. I am a sucker for honey sticks and baby... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Whittier, California
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (35 reviews)
“pies” (60 reviews)
“farm animals” (30 reviews)
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560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8047
+1 805-595-2810
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Reviewed yesterday

Expected this place to be a small, short stopover on the way back to the Bay Area from Pismo Beach, but ended up spending 2 hours here looking at the animals, eating delicious roasted corn, picking away at a grilled artichoke, and sipping refreshing iced...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 4 days ago

This has been a place we visit whenever we are in the area. I am a sucker for honey sticks and baby goats; what is not to like? They were selling roasted corn which was ridiculously delicious. Get some if they are selling it! It...More

Thank Construct37
Reviewed 1 week ago

Why anyone would have their picture taken with penned up goats s beyond me, But they have the best apple pie in California

Thank Grognard
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to SLO and came to know about the Barn by reading the reviews. It was a short drive from La Cuesta Inn where we stayed. It is an interesting place to visit where you can find fresh produce, honey and jarred food....More

Thank Ingrid G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I brought our out of town grandson here one afternoon. He is 4 and had an absolute blast! The hay ride, watermelon, and feeding the goats were the highlights. I highly recommend, good produce, too.

Thank john b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I go to the Central Coast, this is a must stop on the way home. They have fresh local produce, fresh pies, local honey, ice cream, hay rides and pretty farm for the kids....great place to stop

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an exciting place to take the children. They have animals of all sorts, including a rooster who like to sit on the potted plants. You can buy vegs to feed the animals and pet some of the farm type animals. They sell roasted...More

Thank OtisBrooks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those farmer market type places, a big barn with fresh fruit and vegetables, probably overpriced, and then some gourmet goodies like salad dressings, gluten free cupcake mix or other gourmet stuff. They also have roasted corn on the cob, yum! And...More

Thank ahisandwich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this place, which offers everything from a tractor-pulled hay ride to the opportunity to feed frolicking baby goats. I was impressed with the high-quality, freshly picked vegetables; flowers, local honey; jams and jellies; large selection of gift merchandise; and the list goes...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are traveling to central CA, this is a must stop, especially if you have younger children. (Mine are 7, 10). We have been coming every summer for years! They have many goats that you can feed for $1 (and they are in pens,...More

Thank colie1018
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Questions & Answers
10 July 2017|
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Response from LoveGetAways70 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - for the most part. Store certainly; animal farm area is outside - so dirt.
23 March 2017|
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Response from giff64 | Reviewed this property |
Actually they do have Alpacas not Llamas.
10 May 2016|
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Response from Diane H | Reviewed this property |
Avila Barn is only about 10 minutes from San Luis. It's just a quick drive away!