Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, Hot Springs

3.3
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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Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo Reviews

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  • This is one of our favorite family memories from our trip to Arkansas. The entire family from Adults to toddlers to preteens loved this place. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. You can...  more »
  • This was our 1st visit and we loved it. My sons favorite part was holding the alligator. Very friendly staff and animals were great!  more »
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  • Fun stop with the family! They have different animals for petting and the biggest alligator snappers I've ever seen! Feeding the alligators was fun for the kids and it's inside which helps to get away from the heat a little. Go when its hottest and get there before 1130 so you have time to get a good spot to watch the feeding at noon!
  • We absolutely love this place! Great people and awesome experience! A little pricey to feed 2 pieces of meat to baby gators, but super awesome they let you hold one for free! Go see their petting zoo! Tortoises & goats are adorable!

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