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Petting Zoo Ocala

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Fun Afternoon for the Family

We went to the Petting Zoo in Ocala parked the car and were greeted by one of the owners and were... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Ed S
Ocala, Florida
Emus, llamas & a wallaby, oh my

If you aren’t looking for this place you might miss it. We did miss the turn and had to circle... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Ashburn, Virginia
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  • Terrible3%
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Petting Zoo Ocala offers a variety of kid-friendly farm animals for viewing, petting and feeding. A stroll through the barn gives visitors an opportunity to meet alpacas, llamas,camels, lamurs, squirrel monkeys, goats and a few of our other barnyard...more
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11150 W Highway 40, Ocala, FL 34482-6840
+1 352-237-3527
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

MY grandchildren came to visit me in Florida and this was one of the petting zoos I took them to...they enjoyed this very much...their ages are 10 and 16...I was hesitant at first thinking that my 16 year old wouldn't like it...BUT he loved the...More

Thank LittleLamb1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by at opening time on a Monday drive back home from Orlando through Ocala. We needed something to kill some time, and we found the Petting Zoo Ocala here on TripAdvisor and decided to check it out. We're sooo glad we did. There...More

Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

great place for young and old. so much fun. the animals are adorable. don't wear sandals....it's a farm - a petting zoo. i would probably not take a child younger than 3 as the animals do come enthusiastically to you to eat. this may scare...More

1  Thank terri f
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Our family had a nice time here, including two pre-teens. Most of the animals were precocious goats, but they also had "fun" ones like camels, emus, two temurs, and a couple other exotics and birds. Farm animals included pigs, chickens, ducks, sheep, and a lonely...More

Thank Katherine T
Reviewed 14 July 2018

My husband, 2.5-year-old, and I went to the petting zoo last weekend looking for something to do more so for the little one. It was a good time and we enjoyed seeing the variety of animals they had. We spent an hour there and it...More

3  Thank bpetty5
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a must visit and support for our local area. The owners and down to earth and very concerned about the animals. Staff is wonderful. Feed the animals and see the new babies. A wonderful place.

3  Thank KarenR10620
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We went to the Petting Zoo in Ocala parked the car and were greeted by one of the owners and were explained how the zoo works.We paid the admission and bought a bag of feed for the animals. She then accompanied us to some of...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

If you aren’t looking for this place you might miss it. We did miss the turn and had to circle back, so be ready. Be sure to wear closed toed shoes, because it’s a farm. Animals, dirt, potential mud all included. There are feed machines...More

3  Thank lcdemar
Reviewed 6 January 2018

My wife and I love petting zoos and animals in general. This place was the best of both worlds. Friendly staff and an awesome collection of animals that you can get really close and personal with. Go for the bag of food and start feeding...More

4  Thank BJohnstonTravel
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The lady seemed nice who worked there but the place was really run down. Some of the animals were poorly groomed and we got attacked by fleas. It was really dirty. Would never go back.

Thank Quinn R
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Michael F
18 November 2016|
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Response from Pamela M | Reviewed this property |
We may have been there an hour
Kirsten C
13 July 2016|
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Response from Janet T | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they would be ok
Shirley P
22 June 2016|
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Response from RayInHI | Reviewed this property |
They have their own grass parking lot and I would guess that it's seldom if ever full.