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Avila Valley Barn

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560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8047
+1 805-595-2810
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Best Fruit!

They pick their fruit only after it has ripened so it is amazingly sweet and juicy. I buy our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DebSLO
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San Luis Obispo County, California
Nice gift store and baked goods - not sure if produce is organic

Lovely little destination spot with seasonal activities and (as far as I know) year-round petting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
650to805in2013
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San Luis Obispo, California
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“petting zoo”(46 reviews)
“pies”(80 reviews)
“farm animals”(36 reviews)
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560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8047
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"petting zoo"
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"pies"
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"feed the animals"
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"roasted corn"
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"hay rides"
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"ice cream"
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"fruit"
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"fresh produce"
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"pumpkin patch"
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"pick your own"
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"tractor ride"
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"jams and jellies"
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"baby goats"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They pick their fruit only after it has ripened so it is amazingly sweet and juicy. I buy our fruits and veggies here all summer long.

1  Thank DebSLO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little destination spot with seasonal activities and (as far as I know) year-round petting animals. I have never had much luck with the produce. Bought a couple of very nice gifts from the store.

2  Thank 650to805in2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take the whole family make sure your video and camera batteries are full charged. This is like stepping back in time for a visit to your Grandmas farm never mine you never had a Grandma like this they will treat you like...More

1  Thank harveymushman99
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We stop in here every time we visit Sycamore Springs (which may be no longer since they suck). Fun farmer's market vibe, petting zoo outside. Great piece of old rural Americana spirit!

Thank Duayne H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

There is a petting zoo where you can purchase food for the animals and the kids can feed them. There are goats, turkeys, chickens, and ponies. There are pony rides, hay rides for an additional fee. You can buy veggies, fruit and bakery items. There...More

Thank onaroll56
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This place has it all. Food, petting zoo, store and ice cream shop. This place can keep you busy for quite some time. I have seen them do hay rides and pumpkin patches in fall and decorate for other seasons. The staff is friendly and...More

1  Thank Aimz74
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Sometimes I really want a half-star option between each rating level. In this instance I’d post a 3.5 star rating, because this place is better than "average" but calling it "very good" is a bit of a stretch. The pluses are the animals on display...More

1  Thank Jon R
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We've passed this place several times over the years but decided to stop this time as the beach was way too windy! We toured the fruit and vegetable store and then took a look at the animals. This portion is really good for kids as...More

1  Thank steversjunk2016
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Great place to hang for several hours with the family. Grandkids (ok, and me) love feeding the critters. They have some very interesting chickens and roosters. Had their chili - it was great.

3  Thank Joyce P
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Been going here for years and it keeps getting better. If you see 100 cars in the parking lot, don't worry, there is plenty of staff to take care of you, enjoy the hay ride, corn cobs, fruits and veggies. My favorite are the pies,...More

3  Thank TJanzen
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josiedenison
9 July 2017|
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Response from LoveGetAways70 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - for the most part. Store certainly; animal farm area is outside - so dirt.
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707ginak
22 March 2017|
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Response from giff64 | Reviewed this property |
Actually they do have Alpacas not Llamas.
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sallyspencer1
10 May 2016|
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Response from Diane H | Reviewed this property |
Avila Barn is only about 10 minutes from San Luis. It's just a quick drive away!
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