Grand Canyon Deer Farm
Petting Zoo at the Grand Canyon
These deer are nothing like the scaredy cats that you see out in the forests. These ones are really tame and friendly and they like to come up and nuzzle you for food. Even when you run out of food, they just keep sniffing your pockets and nibbling your fingers hoping for more. They were so sweet I just wanted to take one home with me!
The Grand Canyon Deer Farm is a charming little petting zoo located just outside the popular tourist town of Williams, Arizona on a section just off of the old Route 66. The farm is a 10 acre animal lover's paradise full of a huge assortment of animals like bison, peacocks, wallabies, llamas, birds, mini cattle, and of course deer. The farm is a very welcoming and inviting place and visitors are allowed to not only look at the animals, but actually get up close and personal with them by petting and feeding them as well.
When you visit the farm, you can purchase cups of food to feed the animals. Each cup costs a few dollars, but knowing how expensive it is to provide for livestock nowadays, it is understandable that the owners are trying to provide the best for the animals that are in their charge. And speaking of such, these animals are fat and sassy and appear to be in excellent shape and quite spoiled rotten!
This is a fun place to spend an hour or so, and it's pretty close to Bearizona, so it would make a nice little add-on to make a full day trip. When you visit, make sure to ask one of the attendants to introduce you to Gracie the camel… she is quite social and LOVES to give kisses! Overall, this place is a real winner!
Mom Note: These deer are definitely NOT afraid of people, and can be a little pushy at times. Kids who are timid should stick with an adult buddy who can help deflect unwanted attention from hungry deer who may be focused only on getting to the food.
6769 East Deer Farm Road, WIlliams, AZ 86046
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|Jacob Tip: Mom says it is important that you only feed the food provided by the people who work at the farm. Animals have strict diets to stay healthy and the owners have to know exactly what they eat to make sure that they all stay as healthy as possible.|
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