$22 for a Petting-Zoo Outing for Four with Pony Rides at Zoomars ($52 Value)

San Juan Capistrano

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In a Nutshell

Fifteen varieties of animals such as llamas and pigs share a farm with a child-size train and horse ride

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 27th, 2014. Limit 6 per person. Limit 1 per visit. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

When you can see goats, zebus, and emus in the same place, you're either at the zoo or on an eccentric billionaire's houseboat. Enjoy a wealth of wildlife with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $22 for admission for four, two horse rides, and two cowboy hats ($52 value)

Zoomars

A rustic Spanish-style farm in the heart of San Juan Capistrano that's been standing since 1890 promises more creatures than just the area's famous swallows. The picturesque estate is part of Zoomars—an all-ages petting zoo that's USDA-approved for cleanliness and the place where more than 200 animals call home. The residents range from the familiar to the exotic: goats, sheep, and kunekune pigs mingle alongside exotic emus, zebus, and zebras that greet visitors for pets and feeding. One of the zoo's most popular areas is the guinea-pig patch, where some of the farm's fuzziest and friendliest creatures reside. Zoomars also features family-friendly attractions ranging from a miniature train and pony rides to the newly installed playground with four slides to the rustic Miner's Gulch, where panning the water reveals rare treasures such as gemstones.

Meet the Owner

Owner Carolyn Franks started down the path to animal care in college when she created her own line of dog toys. She soon moved from New Jersey to California where her passion snowballed: developing a full line of pet products, hosting an animal show for kids, running a chain of exotic bird stores, and even traveling to Brazil to learn about animal conservation. In 2005, she used her knowledge to take over the Jones Farm petting zoo, expanding its pens and transforming its brand into Zoomars.

Franks is joined by a well-trained staff of zookeepers and wranglers who share her vision in entertaining kids—and teaching them how to interact with the animals—as they are in caring for and shepherding mammals and birds.



Tips

  • “Pack a lunch :)”

  • “Bring your camera :)”

  • “Really fun place for kids. My daughter loves the guinea pigs :)”

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    San Juan Capistrano

    31791 Los Rios St

    San Juan Capistrano, California 92675

    949-831-6550

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