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Ye Olde Goat Farm

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Quaint petting zoo environment for goats.

I have visited the "Goad Lady" many times of the years and actually worked with her at one time on... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Murphy, North Carolina
So cute and friendly.

Went with my 3 year old son and his friend. They absolutely loved it!!! The baby goats were... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Melanie p
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702 Hughes Rd, Murphy, NC 28906-2189
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

I have visited the "Goad Lady" many times of the years and actually worked with her at one time on a mini farm. There is nothing about "life with goats" that she does not know by first hand experience. Her goats are well trained and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank docknee
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Went with my 3 year old son and his friend. They absolutely loved it!!! The baby goats were interactive and the owners were patient and very kind and great with kids!!! I will be going back in the near future!!! It’s not fancy but it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Melanie p
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Don't plan for much, there is not much here... The pictures depict the real thing. It does look a little like Sanford and Son, but THE GOATS WERE AWESOME! While there we saw two babies, 12 pounds and 16 pounds. Our 2 year old loved...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank John V
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Every time I go to the Murphy area in North Carolina, I like to see goats. I like these clever animals with their horns and spunky gait. About 12 years ago my cousin Teri that lives close by had seen these goats on a farm...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank mayajigua
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The owners were very nice and knowledgeable. The goats were friendly. Not being mean, but the place looks like a junk yard. I would have given it a higher rating if it weren't for that.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank SDrafts
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Definitely call first as this couple is totally dedicated with caring for their goats. They are very welcoming, full of information and know each of their goats by name. Joanne had cut up plenty of carrots for us to feed to Hudson, Peaches and another....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Constance C
Reviewed 26 July 2017

These people were adorable and friendly and accommodating. I did not know it wasn't a normal, open to the public, tourist attraction. This is a mom and pop, raising goats. Someone stumbled upon them and that started the listing for TripAdvisor. After speaking with the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank GeniaNC
Reviewed 24 July 2017

First, I highly recommend that you call first. This is not a commercial tourist attraction. This is a working farm that has built a small tourism business through tripadvisor reviews and word of mouth. We got lucky and showed up when another visitor was supposed...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ryanfrommd
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is just a fun place to go with the kids. There are no petting farms around and this is as close as your going to get. I do not think she charges but the goats are just very cool and its just a nice...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank BigFrank28906
Reviewed 21 April 2017

You know the old saying, "Looks can be deceiving?" This saying 100% applies to this farm. Sure it doesn't look like much from the road, but let me say that it's pretty amazing. The minute you step out of the car you are greeted with...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from GeniaNC | Reviewed this property |
Agree with other reviewer. No fee, since it's just a family's farm and not a business. They provided carrots for us to feed the goats. We ended up donating $20 I think. Totally worth it.