Road Trip to Washington! Grand Canyon Deer Farm

The Grand Canyon Deer Farm is near Williams, Arizona. I had never heard of it until researching fun things to do on the drive to Utah. I came across the website during a google search and knew instantly that it would most likely be my kids’ favorite part of our trip.

I think I was right!

You pay a fee to get in and you pay a fee for food. It was a bit pricey for what is essentially a petting zoo. I can understand they need to make money to feed the animals and upkeep the farm, though.

The deer are pretty intense when you come in with those cups full of food. We barely even made it in the gate! My older girls were holding the cups and in the front and they would not go in. The deer were crowded around the entrance and neither of my girls would even attempt to go inside. They just stood there immobile while the deer ate almost all of the food before Payson and Ember even had a chance to get inside and see what was going on. If I did it all over I’d go in first holding Ember, then let Payson in, then the older girls. PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

Yep, my daughters were in heaven. Photobucket

Ember was pretty darn excited, too! Photobucket

I like this next picture because the deer was licking Payson. Photobucket

Here it is closer. So cute. Photobucket

All the kids really loved this sweet, white deer. She hung out around them, letting them pet her for quite a while ๐Ÿ™‚ PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

I didn’t do very well at catching one of the bazillion hugs my kids gave to the deers. I did get this out of focus snap though. Photobucket

The girl who took our money instructed us to not leave the paved path at all. Ember would not stop running off. Ugh. Photobucket


Brooklyn’s been asking for a pet for years. I have always known she likes animals but several times last week when we were around animals I realize just how much. I can’t wait until we move and can get her a pet! PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

She never wanted to leave. PhotobucketPhotobucket

Ember loved that they were closer to her size. PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

There were a bunch of fun things to pose with out front. We did before heading on. PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

2 thoughts on “Road Trip to Washington! Grand Canyon Deer Farm

  • Thanks for reminding me of some awesome times… This post reminds me of a couple of things:
    1. So many wonderful memories of petting zoos where my sister and I were enveloped by cute furry animals.
    2. One of my last residences in northern Utah, where our neighbors kept deer… I think they bred them and used them as live Christmas decorations or some such… Anyway, it was like having a petting zoo in our back yard.
    Also, your kids just get cuter and cuter! And your photography skills with your kids never fails to astound me. How do you get so many cute photos?!

  • Those smiles!! You can definitely tell they were in heaven there ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I'm so impressed with you right now. SO. Impressed. Not only did you travel alone with your kids, stopping to do amazingly-fun activities along the way…but you took so many awesome pictures in the meantime! I'm loving these!

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