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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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Go for the feeding!

We were in town to celebrate my daughters 14th bday. I read that you get to hold and feed the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jennifer K
Collierville, Tennessee, United States
via mobile

Not what I expected. Very small and was expecting more. Not worth the price. Most of the animals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katrina M
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847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3318
+1 501-623-6172
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not what I expected. Very small and was expecting more. Not worth the price. Most of the animals were asleep when we went. They weren't doing the alligator show the day we went either. Again, expected more for the price.

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Privately owned zoo is a wonderful place to visit. We enjoyed ourselves very much. The zoo is well kept and feeding the animals was nice. All the visitors that were here during our visit really seemed to be having an enjoyable time.

Thank Cissi H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It rained during our visit, but we really enjoyed listening to the owner and "alligator assistant" who took care to teach the public the truth about alligators rather than television hype. The animals seemed well cared for, and our children enjoyed when the ram "butted"...More

Thank MyFamOf6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not nearly enough to do for the price you pay! We were in and out pretty quickly. Save your money for something else!

Thank amyt3108
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great place to visit. The employees are very friendly its a must see my family enjoyed every moment of if...

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This has been an attraction since 1902, it is the place where Babe Ruth ball landed in 1818 the world longest home run of 573 feet. There is a lot of history with the is zoo and is an excellent place for kids of all...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The staff here were super friendly. They let you hold a small alligator. Nice petting farm with lots of goats and deer. LOTS of alligators of various ages/sizes. They even had wolves and a mountain lion. It was a fun visit. My 13 year old...More

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is a horrible, disgusting place. A depressed mountain lion in a cage not big enough for a large dog. Two ragged-looking wolves pacing endlessly in a pen smaller than a garage. Sad ring-tailed lemurs with only a one-foot-long swing to play on. Dozens of...More

1  Thank spotlightlover
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Great for famly fun. Feed animals and pet some. Got to hold a decent size gator. They were hibernating but plan to return and watch them feed larger gators!

Thank worldtraveler803
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Sheila W
How much are the tickets
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
Is this indoors or outdoors?
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
Are you open today? What is the admission price?
7 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.