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Nice mini zoo outside of Troy, Ohio

Nice but small mini zoo/farm. Thought that it was a little pricey, but quickly realized that they... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2013
Ilovetotravel96
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Troy, Ohio
Fun Little Spot

Fun little spot right here in Troy. My 2 yr old loved all of the animals especially the pony ride... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2013
hethoTroy_Ohio
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Troy, Ohio
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4845 Fenner Rd, Troy, OH 45373-9470
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Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

They have a great petting zoo and animals to feed. The animals are very diverse for this area. Kids were laughing and having a great time. They care about their animals and you can tell because they look healthy and happy. Need to visit!

1  Thank Diana S
Reviewed 5 July 2014

twelve dollars to get in and must pay to feed animals five dollars for pony ride ten dollars for camel ride. better off at county fair or zooMore

4  Thank Perry G
idlehourranch, Front Office Manager at Idle-Hour Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you for having visited. We are sorry you did not see the value in contributing this small amount to the feeding, housing, and vet care of our small establishment's animals, as this is where all of our proceeds are applied. As a not-for-profit, volunteer-based...More

Reviewed 5 August 2013

Nice but small mini zoo/farm. Thought that it was a little pricey, but quickly realized that they have alot of animals to feed. We loved Sam the giraffe, the cougar and enjoyed feeding the kangaroos. Great place to take children of any age.

4  Thank Ilovetotravel96
Reviewed 31 July 2013

At first I thought this was a bit expensive for 7 family members over 3 generations but I changed my mind after being there. Everyone enjoyed feeding the animals & being so close to many of them. Too bad they didn't still have the bunny...More

2  Thank Grandmoose
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Fun little spot right here in Troy. My 2 yr old loved all of the animals especially the pony ride, goats, and giraffe.

4  Thank hethoTroy_Ohio
Reviewed 15 July 2013

At what point did customer service include the words "we don't", "we can't", and Hey Mame, I "need" you to move away from that fence. (please note young lady that we "need" water and we "need" food... You could have asked me to move from...More

3  Thank Trip2732
idlehourranch, Front Office Manager at Idle-Hour Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Hello Trip2732, We apologize that you had a bad experience before even entering our establishment. The young lady who addressed you was one of our junior volunteer temps, and is no longer at our facility. I wish you would have entered and spoken to a...More

Reviewed 3 July 2013

We have a season membership to Idle Hour. It's a short drive from our home, and we can spend an hour there or all afternoon, depending on the mood of the kids! We can purchase a bucket of food to feed most of the animals....More

6  Thank LisaSCovington_OH
Reviewed 21 June 2013

I just adore this place. Sam the giraffe is a favorite!! The bucket of food is well worth the price and will make your visit much more enjoyable!

3  Thank Sing2loud
Reviewed 18 July 2012 via mobile

First of all you can pet a giraffe and look him straight in the eyes! His name is sam! You can feed alot of the other animals by hand! It's a great experience! ! My family spent 3 hours here and would have stayed longer...More

4  Thank Momof2boys11
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