oldest hot springs attraction
The Alligator Farm was founded in 1902 by Mr. H.L. Campbell, and sold to Mr. Danny S. Older between 1902 & 1929. The Alligator Farm and Marine Museum had over 1500 alligator Mississippians, and a small museum including a "merman"! This attraction satisfied the great influx of people visiting Hot Springs for hot thermal baths and also looking for more tourist activities. Since alligators are native to South Arkansas, the Alligator Farm proved to be the perfect additional natural resource attraction for Hot Springs, Arkansas.
In 1947 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bridges, Sr. bought the farm and it became The Arkansas Alligator Farm. In 1965 Mr. Jack Bridges, Jr. and his late wife Sue purchased the business. They added monkeys, raccoons, logger-head turtles, as well as a gift shop. This attraction is now managed by Jack and Sue's son Jamie Bridges.
Today, the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo includes a petting area with emu, pygmy goats and sheep; feed is furnished to all guests. And, the farm not only includes both adult and baby alligators, it is also now home to four types of primates, Arkansas mountain lions, wild ducks, wolves, turkeys, peacocks and more.
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Groups of 20 or more please call us to schedule your visit. Discover, Visa & Mastercard accepted.
Children 12 & Under $4.50
Children 2 & Under: FREE
Call Us 501-623-6172
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847 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901