Friendly Farm

Fun or Leisure
1302 Blockhouse Rd., Maryville, TN 37803 1302 Blockhouse Rd., Maryville Directions
+18659827255
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52% of 31 customers recommended

Take the whole family (dogs included!) to Tennessee's Maryville's Friendly Farm if getting outside is a priority. No matter your plans, Friendly Farm's park can always fit into your schedule. Just come and go as you please!

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Report | a year ago
We were very disappointed with this place. First, we did not get the cup of food to feed the animals, nor did we get to pick blackberries. Secondly, the place was small with very few animals. It took about 5 minutes to walk through the entire place. We only got to pet a few animals. Definitely not worth 20 dollars.
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Report | a year ago
Very disappointed and not at all as described. We were not given cups of food to feed the animals, there was no mention of blackberry picking (no blackberries in sight either), and no "additional attractions." The farm was much smaller and more disorganized than expected. While I don't expect farms to be clean, there were some disgustingly dirty and messy parts (like the outdoor kitchen near the birthday area with trash and old food strewn about). The bathroom was scary dirty (the kids refused to go in to wash hands), and the hand washing station had no water or soap. I was also appalled at the husbandry practices for some animals. The chinchillas in particular are in an inadequately small enclosure and not in a temperature controlled space. They should be kept at 60-70 degrees and looked absolutely miserable in the hot barn. All in all, we were very disappointed and I would not recommend purchasing this groupon.
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Report | a year ago
DON'T waste your money. It was no more than a farm that had a few chickens, goats, sheep, horses, pigs and 1 rabbit that charged money to pet in a barnyard. I asked if they had food for the pets, they gave me a piece of bread to feed the pig. First: you had to call 48 hrs in advance to ask them what time you could come out. Second: when I arrived at the farm, there was a gate that was locked. I had to call and ask what to do. Somebody came out to open the gate. It's no more than a nasty, stinky barnyard. I wanted something fun to do with our 3 yr old grandson from Florida who is visiting for a week. He loves animals. It was a disappointment to me, but my grandson loved petting the goats.
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Report | a year ago
AWESOME!! My kids and I had such a great time here. Being able to hold, pet, and feed the animals was the BEST! The owner and her sons were so friendly and knowledgeable. This is one place that we will definitely be visiting again.
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Report | a year ago
This was a very sad environment the stalls look like they haven't been cleaned in months and the grounds are not kept after the animals are skinny and seem threatened and the place was run by a teenager and child we were never given a cup of feed to give to the animals not did we ever pick blackberries my son was totally horrified at what he saw that he wanted to go home after 15 minutes. This was a very sad environment for the animals and I don't think Groupon should be selling tickets for something that can't be honored.
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Report | a year ago
I absolutely loved this place! It truly is a Friendly Farm. The animals were awesome and the family answered all our questions and were so nice.
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Report | 2 years ago
Wear correct shoes
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Report | 2 years ago
While the staff was very friendly, we did worry for some animals. Some had no water and we reminded them several times before we left to please replenish the water supply . Also, the simple task of trash removal would go a long way.
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Report | 2 years ago
Means well but kind of rundown. Left us with teenage son for tour.
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Report | 3 years ago
Wear farm appropriate shoes.
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From Our Editors

Tell us about your business.
Friendly Farm is a goat dairy that offers family-friendly activities that help families learn about nature and where their food comes from. We love the outdoors, farming, animals and want to share that love with others.

Do you have a specific philosophy—either toward outdoor activities or nature itself—that you are hoping to share with your customers?
We believe that we should enjoy nature, learn about nature, and by doing so we will learn to take care of our world.

What's one interesting fact most people don't know about your business?
You can train chinchillas to sit on your shoulder.

What special safety precautions does your staff take?
Our staff takes great care to help people learn about nature safely. All our animals are handled daily and we know them by name and are aware of their personalities. Our staff is trained to watch for signs of frustration in our animals and remove the animal to the comfort of its stall if needed.

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