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Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo Hot Springs

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Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo
847 Whittington Ave
Hot Springs
AR
71901
Tel: 501-623-6172

Where are we going today?

It's all about ANIMALS when you visit the very animal-tastic Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo!

Filled to the brim with creatures cute and cuddly, weird and wonderful, this Alligator Farm is a great way for kids to not only learn about all these amazing animals, but enjoy them first hand through the interactive experiences!

Have you every actually TOUCHED a real life alligator? Well, now is your turn! You can pet a real alligator, or if you want something a little less unusual, just visit the petting zoo with white tail deer and pygmy goats to name a few!

There is also a mini museum filled with animals from all around the world. You might even learn about some new ones you didn't even know existed!

Also at the Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, there are two outdoor ponds that house the alligators and there are feeding shows regularly where you can see the hungry animals devour their food.  It's a pretty special experience if you haven't ever seen it! Kids will be amazed at their strength!

Also at the Akransas Alligator Farm, kids will experience so many amazing creatures, from monkeys, to wild ducks, to raccoons and Mountain Lions - so it really is a learning experience for all!

Get those petting hands ready, because there are a lot of animals wanting your attention! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$9.00
  • Children$7.00 (Under 12 years)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9.30am - 5.00pm

7 days March to Oct. Closed Thanksgiving Day / Christmas Day

Teachers corner

They have great group rates so why not give them a call to arrange a day out for the students and get them learning through experience!.

I'm Hungry!

Grab something to eat before or after your experience to stop those tummies from rumbling!.

Any Top Tips?

The alligator feeding times are 12pm on Thurs, Sat and Sun from May until the end of Oct!.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about any assistance you may need, and about the accessibility of the farm too!.

Can I get one of those?

There are gifts for every ages in the gift shop! Some of the display cases are even from 1945 - pretty cool! You can pick up shirts, mugs, and even alligator heads - gulp!.

What people are saying?

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    I went there for my nieces Flat Stanley school project. It was a little pricey but it is a tourism spot, what do you expect? The staff was awesome. The alligator handler was very helpful by making sure that we got great photos of Flat Stanley and the gators. We had a fun time on our trip there and can't wait to go back.

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    In response to the few reviewers that claimed to be offended, disgusted, and have hurt feelings by the way the animals were kept and treated, I say WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!
    This place was cute, cute, cute! Super clean animal living conditions...honestly I didn't see a single piece of poop in any of the cages. The living quarters for the alligators (young and old) were a little small in my opinion, but no where near "cruel"!

    It was a relatively small zoo. The only animals that you can pet are the goats and small alligators. The only...Read More

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    Lots of Alligators, and thats about it. Overpriced ..

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    Don't listen to old reviews. Great place and kind people! We loved the visit.

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    Nice people. Good variety of animals. Perfect hour or two distraction!

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by MISTY CARROLL

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In response to the few reviewers that claimed to be offended, disgusted, and have hurt feelings by the way the animals were kept and treated, I say WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!
This place was cute, cute, cute! Super clean animal living conditions...honestly I didn't see a single piece of poop in any of the cages. The living quarters for the alligators (young and old) were a little small in my opinion, but no where near "cruel"!

It was a relatively small zoo. The only animals that you can pet are the goats and small alligators. The only animals that you can feed are the goats, deer, and one other animal I can't remember the name of. We got to hold a small gator and take super cute pics.

The staff was very attentive and lovely. They also have a few mountain lions, several lemurs, turkeys, peacocks, raccoons, ducks, and LOTS of Alligators of all different ages.
Although small and super fast to get through, it was very enjoyable. A great photo op for the whole family.

Not overpriced at all...$9 admission is a super fair price for an adult if you ask me.

If you can fit it in, you should definitely check it out!

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