Drive through zoo in North Carolina, the Lazy 5 Ranch is a great place to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in NC! Get up close with lots of animals and enjoy a real hands-on experience……

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The Lazy Five Ranch Petting Zoo

Lazy 5 Ranch is located in Rowan county North Carolina
address:
15100 Mooresville Rd, Mooresville, NC 28115
phone number (704) 663-5100

What are Lazy 5 hours? 

Winter hours are Monday – Saturday:
9:00 am – One Hour Before Sunset
Sunday: 1:00 pm – One Hour Before Sunset

Holiday hours are
Christmas Eve: Regular Hours
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: Regular Hours
New Year’s Day: Regular Hours

Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day,
Father’s Day and Thanksgiving Day:
We are open Regular Hours, but do NOT offer wagon rides.

**February the zoo closes for two weeks for animal vaccinations

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How much does it cost?

Entrance fee includes driving through the animal park in your own vehicle.
Adults – $11.00
Children, Ages 2-11 – $8.00
Seniors, Ages 60 – up – $8.00

Special Group Rates
(15 or more people including all ages 1 & up)
$7.50

Animal Feed available for $3/bucket.

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Is the Lazy 5 Ranch cash only?
YES. They do not accept credit cards.

How long does it take to drive through the whole zoo? Driving through the zoo is typically about 1.5 to 2 hours from entrance to end. Occasionally there are lines to get to the entrance, especially on holidays. Call ahead to ask before visiting.

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Lazy 5 Ranch - Drive Through Zoo in Mooresville NC - Things to Do With Kids- Day Trips and Family Travel in North Carolina

Lazy 5 Ranch - Drive Through Zoo in Mooresville NC - Things to Do With Kids- Day Trips and Family Travel in North Carolina

Lazy 5 Ranch - Drive Through Zoo in Mooresville NC - Things to Do With Kids- Day Trips and Family Travel in North Carolina

What animals will we see when we visit?

Lots! The Lazy 5 Ranch is home to a variety of animals, including: birds, cattle, deer, elk, antelope, ratites, sheep, goats, potbellied pigs, kangaroos, camels, llamas, giraffes, horses, zebra, ostrich….  Learn about the many different species on their website.

Before You Go Tips from Moms

  • Gas up the car. Waiting to enter the zoo and riding through the zoo may take awhile. Be sure you have enough gas to last.
  • Make a bathroom stop before you enter. The drive can take 2+ hours and there are not areas to pull-off for a bathroom break.
  • Bring sanitizer and wipes. Feeding the animals can get messy!
  • Pack a drink and snacks. Again, it can take awhile to get through the zoo. If you have small kids (or hungry big kids!) they might need a snack break during the ride through.
  • Don't forget cash! No credit cards are accepted
  • Animals will bump your vehicle. If you aren't ok with the possibility of getting a bump or scratch from horns, this one is not for you.

Lazy 5 Ranch - Drive Through Zoo in Mooresville NC - Things to Do With Kids- Day Trips and Family Travel in North Carolina

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Lazy 5 Ranch - Drive Through Zoo in Mooresville NC - Things to Do With Kids- Day Trips and Family Travel in North Carolina

Lazy 5 Ranch - Drive Through Zoo in Mooresville NC - Things to Do With Kids- Day Trips and Family Travel in North Carolina

Lazy 5 Ranch - Drive Through Zoo in Mooresville NC - Things to Do With Kids- Day Trips and Family Travel in North Carolina

Lazy 5 Ranch - Drive Through Zoo in Mooresville NC - Things to Do With Kids- Day Trips and Family Travel in North Carolina

Lazy 5 Ranch - Drive Through Zoo in Mooresville NC - Things to Do With Kids- Day Trips and Family Travel in North Carolina

What's Nearby

Restaurants near the Lazy 5 Ranch

  • Joe Fish Casual Seafood
  • Alino Pizzeria
    550 S Main St suite 401  Mooresville, NC 28115
    Pizza, quick bites, Italian, saladsand vegetarian options. Outdoor seating area.
  • Blu Star Grill
    120 Market Place Ave Ste A, Mooresville NC 28117
    American, Seafood and lite fare. Burgers, sandwiches, homemade chips.
  • Lancaster's BBQ
    515 Rinehardt Rd, Mooresville NC 28115
    Pulled pork barbecue, brisket, wings, hushpuppies, fried pickles. Nascar vibe.
  • Mooresville Ice Cream Co
    Broad Street, Mooresville NC 28115
  • Burrito Loco
    391 E Plaza Dr, Mooresville NC 28115
    Quick service Mexican food. Burritos, tacos, quesadillas, chips and salsa.
  • Cracker Barrel
  • SugarPop's Candy and Soda Shop
  • 248 N Main St, Mooresville, NC 28115-2528
  • 5.8 miles from The Lazy 5 Ranch

 

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