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Idle-Hour Ranch

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Address: 4845 Fenner Rd, Troy, OH 45373-9470
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Took Grandkids - loved the giraffe

nice local palce for the grandkids to see many types of animals and interact with them. Giraffe was favorite. These people really care about the animals

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Jada F
West Milton, Ohio
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very pleasantly surprised at how much fun all six (grandparents, children and grandchildren) of us experienced. The variety of animals were educational and interesting to see up close. All of us had fun with the games and equipment made available. And, we had a great time with the grandkids using their maps and papers to use at the different stations... More 

Thank jamesmO7693MB
West Milton, Ohio
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

nice local palce for the grandkids to see many types of animals and interact with them. Giraffe was favorite. These people really care about the animals

Thank Jada F
idlehourranch, Front Office Manager at Idle-Hour Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review of Idle-Hour Ranch. We would like to note, for our future guests reading these reviews, however, that we unfortunately no longer have the giraffe as of August 2014. So please don't visit with expectations of seeing him. However, we do have some other wonderful animals you and your family will enjoy interacting with, and... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Checked website. Said there would be special events. Said Bouncy House, food, festival. This was on there website for this weekend. This sounded just perfect for his birthday. Well, the Bouncy House is laying on the ground not inflated,the only food I seen was snack and candy in the giftshop . There are all kinds of animals. Have not seen... More 

Thank Gsdunaway
idlehourranch, Front Office Manager at Idle-Hour Ranch, responded to this review

Hello Gsdunaway, We are sorry to hear that you did not have the greatest time while visiting our animal sanctuary. Unfortunately, you must have missed the extra festivities we had available to our guests, apart from the bounce house, which included not only pony and camel rides, but also a tent full of free games and family entertainment (straw jump,... More 

Troy, Ohio
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a great place to take your family. They have so many animals. Many are exotic animals that you don't see on an everyday basis. We love the wolves,foxes, singing dogs and the coyotes. People of all ages will enjoy!

1 Thank Salem1210
West Milton, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016

They may not have lions, tigers, and bears but they sure have plenty of animals for the kids to owe and awe over, parents too. They have pony rides, and when available, they also have camel and elephant rides. There is a nice snack and eating area along with an area you can find great souvinors. Kids can mine for... More 

Thank Barbara T
Celina, Ohio
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Very good time with grandchildren. Animals are very well taken care of. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Camel ride was great and informative.

Thank bugs60
Troy, Ohio
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We took our great granddaughter to see the animals. They had a wide variety for children to see. If in the area, a good place to visit. Since they are outside, they have spring - fall hours.

Thank wanroz01
Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2015

I visited this place with my family in August and found it to be a wonderfully interactive place. The folks here are passionate about their animals, and obviously do their utter best for them with the resources they have! The animals would benefit from an influx of visitors, as all of the proceeds go to the care and feeding of... More 

1 Thank Carolyn W
Vandalia, Ohio
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Surprisingly good time. Took our grandkids there (ages 2 and 6) and, while the two year old was scared of everything that didn't look like a doggie, the 6 year old enjoyed feeding the various animals. They had a corn maze opened, and the 6 year old loved that. The two year old doesn't quite get the concept, so she... More 

Thank GregF_911
Dayton, Ohio
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Our visit was pretty good. We were taken by the different style of petting/animal farm this was. There is a unique variety of animals, which offered different experiences. They all are docile and friendly animals. The people running it are very nice, friendly, and helpful. They will explain anything you have questions on in a nice, kind way. The only... More 

Thank tibunifamily

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