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Idle Hour Ranch Animal Ministry & Exotics

Ever want to hitch a ride with a kangaroo? See the world from a giraffe's point of view? Well, Idle Hour Ranch is just the place for you. If you love animals, Idle Hour Ranch is definitely the perfect experience for you and your family, or for groups of all ages. 

Unlike a zoo, IHR allows you to get up close & personal with the animals. Interact with & see over 200 animals including: Giraffe, Camels, River Otters, Kangaroo, Wallabies, Cougar, Zebu, Llamas, Alpaca, Reindeer, Nilgai, Yak, Wolves, Cavies, Horses, farm animals and many, many more! You'll want to check out our newestattractions - the North American River Otter Exhibit, the Giraffe Observation Deck & the Farm Market.

This family owned & operated agricultural/animal sanctuary is dedicated to providing a fun, relaxed atmosphere where guests of all ages can be educated about wildlife, agriculture & the overall importance of wildlife & farmland conservation. And, of course, the local "residents"will capture your hearts.

IHR's Mini Farm Marketand Agricultural Tourism activities will be open most Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm June through October. Please check our website for updates.  IHR specializes in Agricultural Tourism activities for private groups (20 or more).



4845 Fenner Rd.

Troy, Ohio 45373

Phone Number(s)

Fax: (937) 339-9731
Reservations: (937)339-9731


Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Special Hours: Hours are June through October. Group tours available through the week by appointment only. For additional information please call 937.339.9731




Children 2 and under: FREE
Children 3-12: 7.00
Adults & youth13 and up: 10.00
Senior Citizens : 9.00
Active Military and Veterans: FREE
ID required
Firefighters, EMTs, Police/Sheriff: FREE
ID required
Native Americans: FREE

Accepted Forms of Payment

Cash, Debit Card, Mastercard, Visa



Llamas at Idle Hour Ranch

Two animal ambassadors at Idle Hour Ranch - Llamas Mulan and Mushu

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