Located in the Northwest corner of the Las Vegas Valley is The Farm, home to Barn Buddies Rescue. This amazing property is a safe haven for all farm animals in Southern Nevada. We love sharing about local businesses and The Las Vegas Farm and Barn Buddies Rescue is definitely towards the top of our list.
They take in and care for abused, neglected and abandoned farm animals. This little piece of “country living” is an ideal getaway from the “big city” living and a time to learn about and experience so many different animals.
The Farm & Barn Buddies Rescue
At the Las Vegas Farm encompasses a few things:
Barn Buddies Rescue
The Las Vegas Farm been around since 1961 and has been open to the public since 1968. It is truly a one-of-a-kind landmark here in the Las Vegas Valley, and an ideal place for the entire family to enjoy.
The Las Vegas Farm offers visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with many different animals, including chickens, peacocks, ducks, geese, turkeys, goats, pigs, horses, cows, a mule, a llama, rabbits, cats, tortoises and more.
7222 West Grand Teton Dr. Las Vegas, NV
Parking is off the main road and just a block or so away is Gilcrease Orchard!
9am – 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays
The Farm and Barn Buddies Rescue are open year-round! While it can be a bit hot during the summer, it’s worth a visit!
Admission to the Country Market for your farmers market goods is FREE! The only cost associated are the products and produce you purchase.
If you’d like to enter the Barn Buddies Rescue, here’s the cost:
$10/Adult and Youth Adult (Ages 13+)
$5/Child (12 and under)
Infants are FREE
$2/Bag of Hay (to feed the animals!)
All proceeds go right back into the care of the animals. For animals health and safety, no food or drink besides water is allowed in the animal areas.
The Country Market – Farmers Market
As a mom who loves supporting local businesses, the country market is my favorite stop of the day. They have fresh produce grown on-site. You can’t beat the freshly canned jams/jellies and homemade pickles (YUM!).
If you are in need for some true local honey then this is your spot! I love the quality of the honey and will never be able to go back to store-bought. I started taking it when we moved back to Las Vegas to help with my allergies (I heard that local honey helps your body to build up the antibodies to allergens) and it has done wonders.
They have farm fresh eggs as well! If you have never had a true farm fresh egg then you have no idea what you are missing out on.
Barn Buddies Rescue
You follow an easy path to get to see all the animals up close and personal. You can purchase a small bag of hay to feed to some of the bigger animals and most of the animals are close enough to pet.
My family loves to spend a weekend morning roaming around saying “hi” to everyone and giving some of the bigger animals a little hay. My little guy has been enjoying the farm since a little before he turned two and every time seems to discover a new animal to love.
Of course, the tortoises and goats will always be his favorite. Being able to experience some of these animals first hand is such a lovely educational experience too!
I love that they are providing a safe place for these animals that may otherwise not make it. We love hearing the stories of the animals and supporting such a heart-warming cause.
Tips for Your Visit
Here are some tips for your visit:
Wear a Hat
Wear comfy shoes, bring a hat, and sunscreen. Especially if you are going during the summer months, wear a hat! There is little to no shade in the Barn Buddies Rescue, so keep that in mind. The Market is shaded so you don’t need to worry there.
Cash preferred. Minimum $20 to use card + $1 transaction fee.
Feed the Animals
Buy $2 hay bag to feed the animals!
Babywearing & Stroller Friendly
Recommend babywearing over bringing a stroller! We brought a stroller and it was fine, but could have been easier to babywear.
Cats are roaming around, so if you’re allergic keep in mind. Pet at your own risk.
Have you been the The Farm or Barn Buddies Rescue?
Take the time to go experience this fun little getaway for yourself the next time you are in Vegas and looking to slow down a bit! If you’ve been to the Las Vegas Farm or Barn Buddies Rescue, we’d love to hear your experience below!
Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.
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