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Avila Valley Barn

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Address: 560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-8047
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+1 805-595-2810
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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My family always has fun here!

This is a great place to bring your young children - they can feed the animals, take a ride on a hay wagon, have a picnic, get a fantastic ice cream cone - just have a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Leslie M
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San Luis Obispo, California
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San Luis Obispo, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to bring your young children - they can feed the animals, take a ride on a hay wagon, have a picnic, get a fantastic ice cream cone - just have a wonderful family outing!

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Thank Leslie M
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is always relaxing, pleasant and smells wonderful! Everything is always fresh and pies baked daily. There wasn't as much going on this time around in early January because it was just raining and a bit cold out. This place is nestled just off of Avila Beach exit between the mountains/Hills. Beautiful atmosphere and a few short minutes drive... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place to visit on the way up/down the coast. Goats, chickens, miniature ponies, a cow, etcetera. Fruit and vegetables are pricey as is everything else but it's a tourist trap. Still worth checking out. Kids love it!

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Baywood Park, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess this place would have a certain charm to 'city dwellers' with (very small) children - (we took our grandchild) - but the conditions the animals endure borders on cruelty - the grounds can get muddy, parking can be very difficult on a busy day. Your basic display of farm animals - thankfully no exotics - we left, rather... More 

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Thank gary k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited from Texas and really enjoyed visiting this farm! My daughter loved feeding and petting all the goats. The market and gift shop were nice. The ice cream was delicious! Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

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Thank Pig330
Seal Beach, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There really was nothing here. The deli is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday so there was no food. They had ice cream, but no chocolate ice cream so my kids passed on that. The corn was not in season so there was no corn on the cob. I did not see any holiday decorations to speak of. The souvenirs were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a cold and wet day, ordered apple cider and looked through the farm market and gift shop, and then we walked the short loop to see the different animals. It was a great 1.5 hour stop with our young children. It only cost us the apple cider. I would have bought produce and pies if we weren't... More 

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Napa Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And all the other animals. All well maintained Good food service. Grassy lawn. The animals are friendly and well cared for.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot to visit when on the central coast. Lots of interesting food items. Fun place to visit with the kids or with a date.

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Thank philmccracken2015
San Luis Obispo, California
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for produce and baked goods. Petting zoo for kids. It has gotten so crowded here.... like Disneyland and hardly come anymore. There pies are tasty. We went when flowers were blooming in the garden.

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