Grand Canyon Deer Farm
Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a deer? Well, at the
Grand Canyon Deer Farm, about 25 miles west of Flagstaff, Arizona, you can! You can pet
and feed their huge assortment of deer that roam throughout their petting zoo. There
are also many other animals that you can get to know.
The Grand Canyon Deer
Farm has been around for as long as I can remember. It can be seen right off the main
highway (I-40), outside of Williams. I like stopping there to let the kids out for a break from the car. We usually
stay about an hour and a half. Prices are ok, at about $10 for adults and a little less
for kids. Under age 2 are free.
You can purchase deer
food in a souvenir cup when you pay your entrance. The deer food is a little pricey, but a must for the
experience. I would recommend starting off with one small cup and if you want more, go back
for more. The last time we went, we bought two large cups of food, but after half of one
cup, the kids were satisfied.
I would recommend that if you have small children, you don’t let them hold the food
cups. The deer get so excited and pushy about the food that they
knock the cups over and freak out the little kids. We put a little at a time in the kids’
hands and that worked out great.
There are a lot of other interesting animals and farm animals throughout the farm
area. Many are caged separately and you can’t really pet them because they might bite.
But, you can still get up close to them and the kids loved seeing the wallabies, llamas, bison, mini
donkey, goats, monkeys, “Santa’s reindeer,” and many more.
They have a nice little gift shop at the Grand Canyon Deer Farm. There are
some interesting items and the standard touristy souvenirs. There are bathrooms inside the
Even if you don’t have
kids, this is a neat stop. How many times in life do you get to actually hand feed
Bambi? It’s a great stop on the way to Williams, Bearizona, or the Grand
Canyon. Bearizona is right down I-40 from the Deer Farm, and the Grand Canyon is 60 miles
You can find the Grand Canyon Deer Farm & Petting Zoo at:
6769 E. Deer Farm Rd.
Williams, AZ 86046
Hours of Operation are:
January 1 – March 15------ 10am to 5pm
March 16 –October 15---- 9am to 6pm
October 16 – December 31--- 10am to 5pm
(Winter hours are weather permitting, and they are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas