Visit the Lazy 5 Ranch

Fun for kids ages 1 to 100!

Please Note

 If the temperature reaches 94 degrees or higher (including the heat index) we will NOT have wagon rides. Keep this in mind as you may need to come earlier in the day to get on a wagon. If in doubt, just give us a call anytime!

Open for the season!

Monday through Saturday- 9am-5pm, please arrive by 4pm.
Sunday- 12pm-5pm, please arrive by 4pm.

We do not close for the winter, only closed on Christmas Day and the first
2 weeks of February 2022 (exact date to come)

 Currently open:
Drive thru, playground, picnic area, gift shop, restrooms.
We are planning to restart wagon rides Spring 2022- exact date to come, but
we are currently booking group trips.

Please remember we do not accept credit or debit cards and no pets
allowed. Thank you!

Admission Rates as of 2/1/2022

General Admission

(Includes the drive-thru in your own vehicle and walk around the petting zoo)

  • Adult Admission (ages 12-59): $15.00
  • Children Admission (ages 2-11): $11.00
  • Senior Admission (ages 60+): $11.00

Group Rate (15 or more, ages 2 and up): $11.00
Feed buckets (64oz): $3.00 each
School Groups: For every 10 Students, 1 teacher gets in free

General Admission + Wagon Ride

(Includes a guided horse-drawn wagon ride tour through our animal park.
Comes with feed for the animals and general admission.)

  • Adult Admission + Wagon Ride: $21.00
  • Child Admission + Wagon Ride: $15.00
  • Senior Admission + Wagon Ride: $15.00

Group Rate (15 or more, ages 2 and up): $15.00

On Saturdays (9am-4pm) and Sundays (12pm-4pm) wagon rides are first come first
serve. Reservations are required Monday – Friday.

Please call for reservations. (704) 663-5100 

Please note: We accept Cash or NC check only!

Drive Through Pricing

Cash or NC check No Debit or Credit Cards Adult $15.00 Children (2-11) $11.00 Seniors (60+) $11.00 Feed $3.00 (64oz bucket) Drive Through: Open everyday! Feeding from the car is OPEN! Walk Through: Open everyday with the exception of a few smaller bird exhibits.

Wagon Ride Pricing

Cash or NC check No Debit or Credit Cards Call for Reservations Adult-$21.00 Children (2-11) -15.00 Seniors (60+) -$15.00 Price includes admission Monday - Friday: Call to make a reservation at 704-663-5100 Saturday - Sundays: Wagons are first come, first serve from 9am-4pm on Saturday and 12pm-4pm on Sunday.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday 9am until one hour before sunset, arrive by 5pm Sunday 12pm until one hour before sunset, arrive by 5pm

Special Events

Please put our popular annual events such as the Easter Extravaganza and Fall Festival on your calendar!

Let's Have A Party

Our covered picnic shelter can accommodate large groups of people. Please call the office to arrange your special event at the Ranch.

School Field Trips

From animal habitats to reproduction, the Lazy 5 Ranch provides students with hands-on, face-to-face education.

Rates & Hours

The Lazy 5 Ranch is open seven days a week. However, if storms, extreme heat and even snow are predicted, please call us at 704-663-5100 to confirm our hours. Please note that we do NOT accept credit/debit cards.

Our Animals

Learn more about the various species of exotic and domestic animals here at the Ranch.

About the Ranch

Learn more about how the Lazy 5 Ranch came to be.

What's New at the Lazy 5 Ranch

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2024 Easter Eggstravaganza at Lazy 5 Ranch!

Dates: March 23rd and March 30th Bring your family and friends to our “Egg”citing Easter event at Lazy 5 Ranch. Our hours are 9 am until one hour before sunset. You can choose to drive through our 3 1/2 mile … Read More

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The Fall Festival at Lazy 5 Ranch

It’s that time of the year again! Time to put your favorite flannel on and come on down to Lazy 5 Ranch to do all of your favorite fall activities from September 30 to October 22. Pumpkin Picking (pumpkin prices … Read More

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Wagon Rides and Walk Thru Suspended until Spring 2022

Drive Thru will remain open regular hours. We are CLOSED Christmas Day and the first two weeks in February. Please call 704-663-5100 with any questions.

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How to Find Us

Good to Know

The Lazy 5 Ranch does not accept debit or credit cards. Please be prepared with cash or good check. Sorry, pets and service animals are not permitted at The Lazy 5 Ranch. Please call 704-663-5100 to make your wagon reservations.

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What others are saying

“Beautiful place, wonderful staff and awesome animals. Came from Pennsylvania and couldn't have spent a better afternoon than to be here.”
Bradley B
Google Review
“...I think Lazy 5 Ranch is amazing and love how one gets to experience being so up close in person with the animals. The wagon holds about 15 people and there are buckets of food provided (more than enough) to feed the animals. The guides are very knowledgeable...Many people wonder about the safety of being so close to the animals, but I have never felt unsafe. The ride is affordable and I recommend it to any visitor or anyone wanting to do something out of the norm.”