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Williams, Arizona: Grand Canyon Deer Farm

A giant gift shop, a talkative parrot, a friendly camel, and a lot of hungry deer, reindeer, and goats make for an unexpected experience near the Grand Canyon (but perhaps an entirely expected experience at a petting zoo).

6769 E. Deer Farm Rd, Williams, AZ
Grand Canyon Deer Farm. I-40 exit 171. Drive north on Cool Pines Rd. Turn left onto Wagon Wheel Rd then immediately turn left again onto Deer Farm Rd. Drive a half-mile; on the right.
Summer daily 9-6, off-season 10-5. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Friendly deer.

Grand Canyon Deer Farm

A definite must for animal lovers. Not a typical petting zoo; never been swarmed by dozens of deer at a petting zoo. They will suck on your clothes if you're wearing anything flowy. And when you feed them, their deer lips will get your palm all slobbery. But it's worth it for some serious deer bonding time.

The boldness of the hungry deer might be overpowering for frightened little children, who may ask to be held rather than slobbered upon.

[Mary Cancilla, 07/25/2014]
Grand Canyon Deer Farm

Not really worth the stop unless you have extra time. More of a typical petting zoo.

[Patricia Moyer, 07/06/2012]

Camel at the Deer Farm.

Grand Canyon Deer Farm

Very fun. No parrot on our trip. Lots of deer, and they try to knock your cup out of your hand. They will also nibble at your clothes. Look for the very friendly camel and a cute Pygmy goat.

[Tanya, 04/04/2012]
Deer Farm - Allergic Excitement

Visitors enter the most kitsch-packed souvenir store I've ever seen in my extensive travels, buy a cup of food, then proceed past a parrot that meows, says "I love you", and generally gets very excited to see you. One enters a large enclosure and is immediately surrounded by small, hungry deer who eat from visitors' hands, nibble on clothes, and allow themselves to be petted. There are other creatures in closed pens, some of them quite exotic. A great experience, though people like me with animal dander allergies should bring some hydrocortisone.

[Sarah Grisham, 05/22/2004]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife ParkBearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park, Williams, AZ - 6 mi.
Haunted Caboose - Canyon MotelHaunted Caboose - Canyon Motel, Williams, AZ - 6 mi.
Pete's Route 66 Gas Station MuseumPete's Route 66 Gas Station Museum, Williams, AZ - 7 mi.
In the region:
Coffee Pot Rock, Sedona, AZ - 31 mi.

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