Make Farm Friends in Nebraska

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Embark on a delightful journey through Nebraska's top petting zoos, where you can make lasting memories with a variety of adorable farm friends. These 10 destinations promise a unique and hands-on experience for visitors of all ages. Discover the joy of animal encounters and plan your visit today. Remember to double-check opening hours on their websites for an unforgettable adventure!

1. wildlife safari park

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Nestled in Ashland, the Wildlife Safari Park invites visitors to explore its expansive grounds and encounter native North American wildlife. With guided tram rides and walking trails, this park offers a unique blend of education and entertainment for animal lovers of all ages.

2. pete's exotic animal safari

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Pete's Safari

Embark on an exotic adventure at a family-owned farm in Alda. Pete's Exotic Animal Safari boasts a diverse collection of animals and allows you to feed certain animals, making it a perfect destination for families and wildlife enthusiasts.

3. old poor farm

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Old Poor Farm

Located in Nickerson, the Old Poor Farm offers a charming petting zoo experience on its historical grounds. The farm cares for neglected and special creatures with disabilities and operates on donations of visitors, creating a heartwarming and relaxing day surrounded by nature and history.

4. stable production exotic animal ranch

Seneca is home to the Stable Productions Exotic Animal Ranch, where visitors can get hands-on with exotic animals in a safe and educational environment. The ranch focuses on animal welfare and conservation, providing an enriching experience for all.

5. shepherd's rest goat and sheep rescue

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Shepherd's Rest Goat and Sheep Rescue

Shepherd's Rest in Pickrell is a haven for goats and sheep rescued from various situations. This rescue allows visitors to interact with these friendly animals, offering goat yoga lessons and a variety of events to bring the community together and foster a deeper understanding of the importance of animal rescue and care.

6. scatter joy acres

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Scatter Joy Acres

Located in Murray, Scatter Joy Acres is not just a petting zoo, but also a therapeutic animal sanctuary. Visitors can connect with a variety of animals, including goats, pigs and horses, while supporting the sanctuary's mission of bringing joy and healing to the community.

7. horn t zoo

Horn T Zoo in Monroe offers a more intimate setting for animal enthusiasts. With a focus on personal interactions, this zoo provides a hands-on experience with a variety of animals, creating lasting memories for visitors of all ages.

8. gifford farm

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Gifford Farm Animals

Gifford Farm is a unique educational destination with a working farm in Bellevue. Visitors can learn about farm life, meet friendly animals, and participate in hands-on activities, making it an ideal spot for a family-friendly outing.

9. dusty trails

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Dusty Trails

Dusty Trails in North Platte offers water activities, bird watching, horse riding, and a petting zoo, creating a fun-filled experience for families and animal enthusiasts alike. With a friendly atmosphere, Dusty Trails is a must-visit for those seeking a laid-back and enjoyable outing.

10. mini barnyard friends

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Mini Barnyard Friends

In Spalding, Mini Barnyard Friends provides an intimate petting zoo experience with a variety of adorable animals. Perfect for families and animal lovers, this miniature barnyard offers a charming and hands-on encounter with its furry and feathered residents.