II think that Tanglewood was wonderful. Who would of thought, a llama, Nigerian goats, baby doll sheep, giant rabbits and pot bellied pigs and a miniature buffalo to boot right in town?. We were able to pet all of them. The owner was so nice and so was the staff. They all seemed to know quite a bit about the animals themselves. It was very clean for a farm yard and we made use of the picnic area to have our lunch. read the other reviews and I think the pictures are accurate. Not really wild west but what is?(Way cheaper then the Atlanta zoo($18 for adults) walk forever & see animals through glass or over walls) My little girl loved the pony rides. Where else can you go to get one? My son wants to have his Birthday party there- we had such a good time. Very relaxing.
I took my two nephews(3 and 9) to visit last month and they had a wonderful time. Any child (or child at heart) who loves animals will have an amazing time. Tons of baby miniature animals to pet and brush, they even let you pick some of them up. There were many big paddocks with different types of animals from goats and sheep to pigs,ponies and baby cows, and several pastures with bigger animals (like momma cows and alpaca) that you can feed and pet over the fence (they have big feet that might hurt a little foot). My favorite- mini chickens. Their double gate system is great, it really helps keep the animals from getting out when you have little ones that aren't that quick getting through the gate. No chasing the animals down to put them back like at some other farms. The little buildings throughout made the perfect kid sized old west town. We brought a picnic lunch and played in the pasture afterwards and even got to see a miniature buffalo. The animals were so friendly,we didn't even bring the bread bucket with since we had so much fun petting. Not that expensive if you've been to other places like the Kentucky horse park or other zoos where you can only look. Each kid even gets a free pony ride. I will definitely be returning and would love to buy a season pass if they make them. I talked with the owner and she said they are always trying to improve and find ways to make things even more accessible and interactive, can't wait to see what they do next.
My family and I visited Tanglewood this weekend and loved it! We were so excited to be able to go in with the miniature animals and pet them. We especially loved witnessing the birth of a newborn miniature goat! The baby alpaca and the baby miniature piglets were only a week old! It really made us reflect that people really need to appreciate the simple and little things in life! The farm is so clean and the animals look very well fed and healthy. I am sure it costs so much to run such an operation. I hope this place will be around for a long, long time.
Really wonderful place to go. Lovely drive, set back in a quiet area. The place was so clean, no mud and the paddocks were kept very clean of poo. The animals were very friendly, obviously well trained. I never knew baby goats were so cute. They had every farmyard animal imagineable in mini- goat, sheep, pigs, horses, donkeys, chickens, cats, and even a buffalo. But not everyone is mini- you've got to see the GIANT rabbits. We've been a few times, and they always have something interesting going on and new babies to see. Sheep shearing in the spring and christmas all month long are fun (a baby miniature reindeer-cow with a sled). Even my dad enjoyed it, really a place for him to connect with his past while playing with and showing his grandkids how it was. Make sure to wear your cowboy hats and boots and fill your saddle pack for lunch. Truly a great place.
My wife and I found Tanglewood on-line and thought this would be a great venture for us. I did not know how well known this farm was until we arrived. We went on a weekend and there were several other families and groups that apparently had the same idea. It was a great. We received a pail with bread for feeding the animals and began our tour. The Wild West town and all the antiques really captured our imagination and transported us to a bygone era. The grounds were in impeccably clean and the animals appeared to have been bathed that very morning as well. We were able to go from pen to pen feeding and interacting with the animals on our own and reading the educational signs along the way. The staff was readily available if we had any questions. We had a fantastic time and Tanglewood Farm. It is well worth the visit for an enjoyable wholesome experience for adults and children alike. Bottom line---You need to see Tanglewood see for yourself---WOW!!!
Posted: 9/08/2008 • Last edited: 9/24/2008 • Link to this review
Tanglewood farms looked nothing like their website. Very misleading. The "small town" they advertise was under construction (on a Sunday) and the pens/animals were very close together and hard to get in and out of. I would not recommend going to this place with high hopes of a great weekend activity with your children.
Posted: 5/04/2008 • Last edited: 9/24/2008 • Link to this review
Tanglewood Farms was very disappointing. The description and photos on their website are very misleading. This is not a "Wild West Town;" it's someone's backyard with about a dozen animal pens. For our family of four's nearly $40 admission, we got 4 slices of bread to feed the animals. Access was not granted to several of the animals. The pony ride at the end of the "tour" was 3 times around a 12 foot circle (and additional rides were $3). Definitely not worth the time or money.
Posted: 4/11/2008 • Last edited: 9/24/2008 • Link to this review
We used Tanglewood Minis for our daughter's 5th birthday party, and what a hit. They came to our home with a Welch Pony for rides for the kids and a miniature horse for them to pet and groom. The kids had a wonderful time. The owner came, and brought an assistant to help with the rides. All of this for a very reasonable price.
Posted: 4/15/2005 • Last edited: 9/24/2008 • Link to this review