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Quicksilver Ranch

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Address: 1555 Alamo Pintado Rd, 918 D Avenue, Solvang, CA 93463-9756
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+1 805-686-4002
10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:00

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My Little Pony

We loved seeing the mini horses at this place. Great stop along the way and you don't need to allow much time to enjoy the place.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Encino, California, United States
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun stop for couples, kids and families. Driven by for years but never stopped. It is a great way to see how these little miracles live and you can tour the facility on a self guided tour and it's free! Great photo ops with the adorable ponies.

Thank Andrew M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved seeing the mini horses at this place. Great stop along the way and you don't need to allow much time to enjoy the place.

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Las Vegas, Nevada - USA
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504 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 528 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We arrived after 3 p.m. on a weekday after it closed. Even though we missed the regular visiting hours, we still enjoyed our visit. My horse whispering husband got one of the little guys near the fence to come over and visit with us. It was so neat to see them enjoying the grass so much. Made our day to... More 

Thank VegasBling
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117 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

So nice of Quicksilver to allow public access to their minis. Nice for a quick stop to see mini-horses hanging out and eating grass. Great they allow viewings for free. I'd love some kind of interaction to be offered for a fee.

1 Thank Kimmey C
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to spend some time with kids outdoors & see the mini horses. Its free. And there's a great playground down the street too.

1 Thank Sarah C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Nice place to visit. The horses are so cute. Nice facilities for the horses and quiet. Just go and chill out with the little horses.

Thank Joan M
Redondo Beach, California
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Years ago, I saw Huell Howser visit this miniature horse ranch on his trip to Solvang. However, I didn't realize how tiny these horses really are until I saw them in person. The horses are very well kept, clean and friendly. This is a great stop if you have kids and even a great stop if you don't have kids.... More 

1 Thank SBayKat
Arroyo Grande, California
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this miniature horse ranch and finally learn the difference between a Shetland pony and a miniature horse. These are small horses and have the temperament of a horse. We met one of the ranch hands who explained to us about the small horses. we also saw several mothers with foals and walked around the ranch. It was open... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My parents, daughter and I enjoyed being able to pull up to this ranch without an appointment and just walk around and see the ponies. There's no fee, no signage, no commanding restrictions: just an easy stop that you can take at your own leisurely pace. The miniature horses are darling, friendly and plentiful. Very fun stop!

Thank melmooreii
Palmdale, California
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to go check out the Quicksilver Ranch, even though the reviews weren't all great, but our family really enjoyed seeing the mini horses. We were able to pet quite a few of the mini horses and it was just neat to be there walking around seeing the mini horses. I think it's great that the owners let the public... More 

Thank Alexis G

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