Lazy 5 Ranch – Fun Things To Do in Lake Norman – Exotic Animals   Leave a comment

Visiting Lake Norman and want to experience something totally different?

Come to Mooresville, NC (Iredell County) and visit an Exotic Animal Petting Zoo!!  It’s a 3.5 mile trail that you can drive thru or take a wagon ride.

I’ve been to the Lazy 5 Ranch at least 4 times and I have a blast! I love being able to see the animals up close!

You can FEED the animals right from your own VEHICLE! And you can purchase a bucket of feed for $3 because they won’t let you bring any in. Go here for the current admission fees: Lazy 5 Ranch

 The Owner of Lazy 5 Ranch has been raising exotic animals for over 35 years! They have an antique horse barn and blacksmith shop and a petting area.  bring your camera!

These are some of the types of 750 animals at the Lazy 5 Ranch:

  • Pot belly pigs
  • Goats
  • Zebras
  • Ostriches
  • Buffalo
  • Giraffes
  • Rhino
  • Various Birds and Parrots
  • Deer and lots of gazelle type looking ones


  • They don’t take credit cards or debit cards
  • make a reservation for large groups
  • Don’t bring your pets or animals in the car
  • Don’t get out of your car on the trail
  • Check the Lazy 5 Ranch website for opening and closing hours

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