Ever since I discovered this place in September last year, the Scipio Flying J gas station has become a mandatory stop for us when driving on Route 15 between Salt Lake City and the Nevada border. Why wouldn't you stop at a place that offers gas, a mini-market, clean bathrooms, Dairy Queen AND this petting zoo?!
Most times when we drive through it is early morning and the petting zoo isn't open yet, but you can still see the animals. You used to be able to pet them even when it was officially closed, but every time we go there it changes. They seem to be expanding the animals they have and also building up the facilities. It probably opens by 8 or 9 am and stays open until the afternoon. When it is open you can walk in where the animals are and pet them or feed them. It is free, but they accept donations. You can sometimes see them feeding the animals and you can buy feed for a quarter to feed them.
They now have a baby zebra and baby lambs in addition to the llamas, alpaca, sheep, cow, small horses, pygmy goats, emus, rabbits, chickens, peacocks and ducks.
- Baby zebra joins the petting zoo - March 2011.
- End of December 2010 visit.
- September 2010 - my first visit.
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