Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, Hot Springs

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The Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo is a privately owned zoo located on Whittington Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The farm raises alligators and has done so since it was founded in 1902. The farm includes a small museum with a collection of mounted alligators, a souvenir shop and a snack bar. It includes the mummified carcass purporting to be a "Merman", similar to ones held in Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums.
The main alligator pit contains a small headstone, a memorial to somebody's fox terrier that was killed by alligators on that spot in 1906.
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  • My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo. Our little one had a great time in the petting zoo and we will definitely be back. 
    My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo. Our little one had a great time in the petting zoo and we will definitely be back.  more »
  • First thing you see are cute goats that you can feed. They provided the bread. There were other animals you could feed and pet, but the goats were my favorite. Lots of alligators of different ages... 
    First thing you see are cute goats that you can feed. They provided the bread. There were other animals you could feed and pet, but the goats were my favorite. Lots of alligators of different ages...  more »
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  • This was very fun. We took my 4 year old grandson. He had a blast. We fed the young alligatorsšŸŠ. He also enjoyed feeding and or the rabbits lambs birds and turtles. Staff were knowledgeable and hand sanitizer was available. Some of the animals, monkeys and lemurs, seemed too hot. They did have tents, toys and other shelter for them. I went probably 20 years ago. It has a lot of updates. The animals seem well taken care of . We had a blast.
  • They have so many gators here! Thereā€™s also other animals like the goats, emus, and rabbits. Just not sure the gators have enough space to since their living areas looked crammed. Otherwise, we had a fun time feeding some of the animals while visiting this farm! Admission was $9/person but be sure check out their website for a coupon!

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