From social media to events, goats are surely becoming everyone’s favorite barnyard animals. We’ve compiled a guide to places you can meet and greet goats in Alabaaaama.
1. Goat Yoga Birmingham
Birmingham’s favorite goat-themed spot for exercise. Combine the relaxation of yoga with the humor and cuteness of goats, and you have what Goat Yoga calls “Farm Therapy.” If you’re looking for a place to get in a workout without thinking too hard about your workout, Goat Yoga is the place for you. Even better, they host a “Wine Down Wednesday,” which combines three of the best things: wine, yoga and goats.
2. Lil Hill Farms
Lil Hil Farms breeds Nigerian dwarf dairy goats in Hillsboro, Alabama. So if you want to see some award-winning goats, this is the spot. Some of the goats here are for sale, and they all come with a pedigree and most have a couple ribbons in their suitcases as well. The farm also has some adorable livestock guard dogs.
3. Serenity Animal Farm
Serenity Animal Farm is a rescue farm and sanctuary, currently home to about 50 goats, including Valentino the three-legged goat. The farm also houses kangaroos, a camel, several alpacas, emus, and a few other exotic animals that have been rescued from around Alabama.
While Serenity Animal Farm is not open to the public, they offer free educational tours each Sunday, by appointment.
4. Oak Mountain Demonstration Farm
The Oak Mountain Demonstration Farm is located within Oak Mountain State Park. The farm serves to educate students of all ages about the inner workings of a farm and how the animals are cared for. The Oak Mountain Demonstration Farm is currently home to goats, peacocks, pigs, chickens, Shetland ponies and more.
- Location: 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
- Hours: Every day, 9AM-5PM
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5. The Town of Spectre
Alabama’s famous ghost town, Spectre, was originally built by director Tim Burton for the set of Big Fish. Now the town, located on Jackson Island, is deserted–by people anyway. Spectre’s current residents include a herd of goats that keep the grass cut and delight visitors. An added bonus: they make what should be a fairly scary ghost town something adorable.
- Location: Elmore County, Alabama