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Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor

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Tourist stop on way to Zion

Stopped to take pictures in way to Zion...yes it is tourist trap..yes it has petting zoo that cost... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Quirky stop ... makes trip interesting

It’s little stops like this that makes trips interesting. We had ice cream ... it’s homemade... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
via mobile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a tourist trap on the way to Zion. A big store selling jewelry and souvenirs and other stuff. Ice cream & cafe only open during the summer tourist season. You have to pay to enter the little "town" and petting zoo as well as...More

Thank akbuddie
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The fort & buildings looked adorable--wanted to stop and take some pictures on the way back from Zion. I love a good kitschy tourist stop. They charge a $1.00 per person to go into the petting zoo and then for carrots to feed the animals....More

Thank DisneyFan30
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Stopped to take pictures in way to Zion...yes it is tourist trap..yes it has petting zoo that cost $1...but it was fun and got get photos..lots of souvenirs at one stop..would stop again

Thank 384marmar2014
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

It’s little stops like this that makes trips interesting. We had ice cream ... it’s homemade... not the best I’ve ever had but it was cheap. The kids did the petting zoo which they enjoyed... I love the fact they don’t over charge. We also...More

Thank gina1230
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

My friend and I noticed this place on the way to our hotel, not too far from Zion National Park. We took a wander inside and such a great atmosphere. There's so many gifts, from sweets to jerky, cups, paintings and more! They have a...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Nice sized gift shop with the usual items, plus some more unique choices. $1/person for the petting zoo and 3 carrots for $1. Sheep, ram, alpacas, donkey, and mini horses were all pretty friendly. It was hot when we were there so we didn't linger...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Tourist trap..yes please !! We had a nice visit and enjoyed our stop here. We fed the animals, took photos and bought snacks for our trek. We also got some pressed pennies so that is a bonus. Friendly people worked there and lots of unique...More

Thank lsdoget
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We stopped here after Zion and just wanted to stretch our legs. The petting zoo is only a dollar and you can buy 3 carrots for a dollar. Very affordable. Nothing inside the shop is affordable however, lots of expensive Indian jewelry and such. But...More

1  Thank GeniaCosgrove
Reviewed 24 May 2018

I enjoyed looking around the gift shop, it smelled amazing because they were making fresh waffle cones, sadly I was too full after my hamburger to try the ice cream. The burger I had was average and they are a little pricey but it was...More

Thank Amber V
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We stopped by today, on our way back from Lava Point. It's a cute place to spend a few minutes. Last time we were here, we bought some very nice Indian sand art. Probably overpriced, but they do have a nice selection.

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