The Land of Little Horses Farm Park is an interactive theme park in Gettysburg, PA with…you guessed it, little horses!
There is so much to see and do here, especially for the younger kids and they have an absolute best.
Whether you have a few hours to visit or want to spend the day, there is a lot to keep you entertained.
Here we’ll share are visit with you so you know what to expect for your visit.
What to Expect
Open since 1971, the Land of Little Horses is a 100-acre farm park and home to a large number of adorable, miniature horses.
The picturesque park is nestled in Adams County, Pennsylvania where one lane roads are quiet with the odd car passing by.
The entrance is a gravel road set on a steep hill near the woods.
As you roam around this park, you’ll notice some of the mini horses and goats roam around the property so you can see them up close during your visit.
All the animals are so nice and easy going so it’s great for the kids.
But it’s all the activities that make this place so fun and extra special.
Your general admission ticket will give you access to the petting zoo and all the shows in the main arena throughtout the day.
With all the activities, you’ll definitely want to plan to spend a few hours here.
- The Mane Event (animal talent show)
- Pig races
- Game show (with a horse)
- Exploring everything equine
- Herd release
- Petting zoo
- Mini horse grooming
There are additional activities you can purchase tokens for in the gift shop including:
- Pony rides
- Petting zoo
- Bottle feeding
- Unicorn pictures
- Gem mining
- Wagon riding
- Train ride
Before you head to the park, make sure to check their schedule for the show times as the shows are the biggest reason to visit and are so much fun to watch.
The show times are spaced apart so if you don’t miss the earlier show time, you may not want to stay long enough to attend the next one.
The shows take place in the air-conditioned arena and it’s like an animal talent show with unicorns, ponies and dogs. The animals are so cute to watch and the shows are really well done.
Before going, I didn’t realize that some of the animals have appeared on America’s Got Talent, Animal Planet’s PET STAR and other shows.
They actually have more than just little horses for you to see. Between the two stables were bunnies, chickens, pigeons, goats, llamas and a comical coati.
I laughed at the large sign that read “Please do not feed fingers to the horses” considering we were feeding them food and some of them horses were hungry!
The second group of horses was housed in a barn which was bright and cool for the animals.
Oddly enough, a friendly pot bellied pig was in the mix. There were also a few horses fenced in large, outdoor pens.
A couple of times a day they have pig races. They don’t take very long but it’s funny to see which pigs are into it and which ones are not.
At the end of the day, they also do a ‘Herd Release’ which is when they let all the mini ponies go back into the pasture to graze.
There are some additional activities that are not included in the price of admission but are still fun to do.
It’s not everyday you’re little ones can have their photos taken with unicorns so it’s definitely worth doing. It’s inexpensive and you even take the photos on your phone so you get to keep them all.
Pony rides are fun and then have different sizes of ponies to cater to kids of different sizes.
When their are babies, you can also purchase tickets to bottle feed them. This is one of my favorite experiences as it’s something unique that you don’t get to do everyday.
Kids definitely remember this experience too for quite awhile!
If you have younger kids, you may want to do the 20-minute wagon ride and train ride that you can ride through the upper park of the park. Both are geared for little kids, otherwise, you can skip those activities.
Playset with swings and slide; Back near the entrance is a small playground along with pedal karts and John Deer tricycles. There were a few vendors selling crafts there and the area was beautifully decorated with scarecrows and pumpkins. Don’t be surprised if the two friendly resident dogs approach you for some attention.
Mini train ride, hay ride, mining, play in the mini western town, ride a pony and feed the animals.
There is a restaurant on site called Farm to Table Cafe. They use locally sourced food and have lots of options including:
- Cold & hot sandwiches
- Cold & hot subs
- Hot dogs
The cafe has some good food at a reasonable cost.
The Sugar Shack is also located in the arena if you want to grab a bite in the A/C while you watch the show.
Tickets & Pricing
Admission starts at $10.99 per person for general admission.
They also offer Explorer and Adventurist packages which include more (or all of the) activities so you only pay for what you want to do. The prices for those packages are $20.99 and $28.99 respectively.
If you don’t want to do some of the activities but your kids do, you can always purchase a general admission ticket for yourself and an upgraded package for them.
Hours & When to Go
The farm park is open from April to October with the best time to visit being the summer when they have daily arena shows, close encounters, and horse stick races available.
I also recommend going earlier in the day when possible to give more up-close opportunities with the horses.
In April, May, September and October, they are only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.
From May 29th to September 4th, they are open daily from 10am to 5pm.
Keep in mind, some of the activities end one hour before the park closes so keep that in mind when planning your visit.
I found the gift shop here impressive. They have:
- Breyer horse collectibles
- Aurora plush
- LOLH clothing
They actually have one of the biggest toy stores in the area so you’ll find lots here.
Horse enthusiasts will definitely love it in the gift shop! With the variety of Breyer Horses, horse themed books, figurines and souvenir clothing, Webkinz and Melissa and Doug toys, etc. there is a lot to look at.
Or if you’re not into the souvenirs, just invest in the souvenir cup of horse food which makes for great pictures and great laughs.
Good to Know Before You Go
- Open weather permitting. Call before you visit.
- Outside food is not permitted
- They accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards
- If you pay in cash, they do offer a 3.5% discount
- If you enjoy your visit, consider getting a season with unlimited admissions and 5 free guest passes
Getting There & Parking
There is plenty of parking, which by the way, is on a gravel surface.
If you’re looking for more fun things to do,
Land of Little Horses Interactive Park is less than 10 minutes from Gettysburg National Military Park, under 15 minutes from Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum less than 30 minutes from Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, 60 minutes from Hershey Park, 2 hours from DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and 2 hours from Knoebels Amusement Park.
Plus, if you’re heading back East, there’s a lot of fun things to do in Lancaster (90 minutes away).
Gettysburg is a great place to go for a day trip that is less than a 2-hour drive from Washington DC.