When I travel, I make sure to have a list of everything I can see and do in the area. When planning for Rapid City, I stumbled upon Old McDonald Farm, a family friendly petting zoo. I added it to my list and hoped that we would be able to stop. Both of my children are in love with all kinds of animals and being in Southern California, there isn’t too many opportunities to go hang out on a farm. So I knew this needed to be one of our stops.
As we pulled up to the farm, my kids were giddy as they saw two goats walking across a bridge and eating.
They both jumped out of the car and ran to the front entrance. Walking into the farm was refreshing. Buildings appeared to have a fresh coat of paint, animals seemed well cared for and staff was very friendly.
There was a trail that you could follow so that you didn’t miss any of the animals. Or if your kids are like mine, you can zig zag to all their favorite animals, and even visit some twice.
The baby animals were way too much adorableness to handle!! I was ready to load up a baby goat in my jacket and run. All of the animals were use to being held and pet making the experience even more enjoyable.
While adoring the baby goats we heard an announcement for pig races and ran over to check them out. Little piggies in a line and then set free to race around an oval. Everyone cheered for their piggy and then we were able to pet the pigs.
On top of having these amazing farm animals to play with and feed, the farm also had pony rides, tractor rides and food. It was such an amazing experience for our entire family and I know we wont be forgetting it anytime soon.
Check out their website at http://www.oldmacdonaldsfarmrc.com/ and plan your visit.