Do you miss the opportunity to go to Grandpa's
and Grandma's farm? The next best place is Erickson's Petting Zoo of rural Osakis,MN. This 98-year-old farmstead used
to be home to milk cows. Third generation farmers Dave and Pam Erickson, along with their family- have converted the
big red barn into a home for a wide variety of farm animals and birds.
Animals include pygmy goats and their kidds, sheep, minature horses, Sara our llama, potbelly
pigs, rabbits, our own cat pen.
Birds include: many varities and
colors of chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants, peacock's, pigeons, and doves.
In 2011, new goat house was built.
Several other additions and improvments were made to enhance our guests enjoyment here. we fiished remodeling the party
shed. Added a bigger corn box with a tower and slide. Put a gravel / cement base on the ground. Installed pop
and candy machine. redone our playground area and added a big sand pile for the kids to play on. Fixed up shelter
and fencing for another animal viewing area.
We are always working to add new features, for all to enjoy their
We are open seasonally full time. We do have some people come out during the
winter. Just call ahead to set-up a time.
Many families, daycares, school groups and youth
organizations have come to see us. Make plans now to come and visit us. We keep our rates reasonable, so you can
come back often.
We are USDA Licensed, inspected and insured farm.
Animals like to be fed, (we have corn available for a small fee). Please remember that animals have teeth, so need to be careful
with little fingers. When you are finished petting the animals, we have anti-bacterial hand sanitizer to wash your hands with.
Dave and Pam Erickson
11890 Hope RD
320-762-0184 or 320-491-3578
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