Why Not An American Ark
Tawnya “Tawny” Pedro
Two by Two Petting Zoo was a great day trip for me and my two autistic boys, ages 22 & 5! We luckily picked the perfect day to go as far as the weather was concerned, warm yet breezy with no humidity! The animals are all healthy and well cared for, and the grounds were kept very clean and inviting. We saw the owners zooming around in their carts several times and they were friendly and informative when we looked a little lost at the beginning of our walk. My lil one adored all of the brown dogs freely roaming the ranch and played with them many times along the way. He also got to ride a pony for about 2 minutes, which was enough for him for a first time ride. I do believe that the young girl that led the pony was attentive and heard my son voicing his want to get off, due to feeling unbalanced, or the ride wouldve been longer. We enjoyed a nice picnic lunch in the shade, on new picnic tables right by the parking area, which was very convenient. We will definitely visit again!
It's was a really great afternoon at the petting zoo. Very large farm with a great deal of animals. Lots and lots of goats to feed and the most incredible cow. He sticks his tongue out and opens his mouth wide so you can literally pour food into it. No people food available, so bring a picnic. Plenty of picnic tables around, and nice, fully equipped bathrooms on site. A most enjoyable afternoon!
Absolutely incredible! I had an amazing time here today. Theres a huge range of animals, including bunnies, goats, cows, camels, zebras, alpacas, chickens, guinea pigs, a bobcat, foxes, pigs, ponies, mules, and a kangaroo. Theres more that Im forgetting! Not all the animals can be pet, but theyre beautiful to look at. The ones that can be pet were very sweet and gentle. The highlight of my trip was holding bunnies. One employee in particular, Katie, made our trip outstanding. She was incredibly knowledgeable about all the animals, helped us find our way around, picked up animals for us to hold, took pictures of us when we asked, and, above all, she was exceptionally kind and personable. I also did the 15 minute horse ride. It was $15 and well worth it. The employee leading the horse was very sweet and skilled in handling the horse. Though just a short ride, the views were beautiful. The price for animal feed was about $5 when we visited and admission was $10 per person plus a $1 surcharge for using card. Theres a tip jar, so make sure to bring extra cash! A beautiful property with gentle animals and kind workers. I cant wait to visit again.
Our AHG troop went there for a 2 day camping trip. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. the kids got to learn how to milk goats and cows, got a trail ride, were able to feed animals, and hold baby goats. Perfect experience!!
Our visit to Why Not An American Ark was idyllic. My son and his girlfriend drove down from NJ for a long weekend. They stayed at the AirBandB on the property. It was so lovely. My husband and I live nearby but had never been there before. All of us together...I have not known such happiness and fulfillment in a very long time.