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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
September 10, 2008
From journal Our Tennesse Adventure
Charlotte, North Carolina
October 24, 2006
From journal Love, Happiness, and a Wedding in Pigeon Forge
December 3, 2003
We went twice on the same day (had to go back because the memory card in our digital camera went bad). The first visit was in the morning and the animals were not as active as the second time we visited, which was around 5pm.
You can buy cups of food for to feed to the animals there. A large cup costs $3.50. We found that one large cup of food was enough for us to go around and feed all the different animals. If you run out you can get a refill at a discounted price.
Since everything except the gift shop is outdoors, you might want to watch the weather when you go. I don’t think it would be nearly as nice to go in the rain.
Besides the petting zoo, they also offer pony rides for the kids and horseback riding for adults.
One other piece of advise: if you are going in with the goats, do not wear very loose clothes. The baby goats tend to try and chew on any loose clothing.
From journal Long Weekend in Gatlinburg
High Point, North Carolina
September 29, 2002
The animals are contained in spacious open pens on a gentle slope with easy to follow foot paths. Most of the animals are extremely tame. Those that aren't, like certain male deer during mating season, are in specially marked pens, and you are advised of them as you start your tour. Any animal that approaches you either through, or as in the case of camels, over a fence can be treated as tame, and is usually just looking for a handout. Some animals prefer their solitude. Kangaroos, wallabies and prairie dogs in particular are usually out in plain sight, but don't normally approach their fences.
There are animals here that would be difficult to find anywhere else in the USA, most of which will eat right out of your hand. Feed can be purchased on site for as little as $1.50 and includes a souvenir cup. The goat and deer pens are gated so that you can wander among them if you wish. Children especially enjoy the goats.
Pony and horseback rides are available as well. Pony rides are $3.75, which is refundable if your child won't get in or stay in the saddle. Thirty and sixty minute horseback rides, for which reservations are recommended, are $14.95 and $19.95 respectively.
There are picnic tables at the pony stables so that this outing can be combined with lunch.
See the web site at http://www.deerfarmzoo.com/
From journal A Week in the Smokies