5 places to frolic with goats in Alabaaama

5 places to frolic with goats in Alabaaama
5 places to frolic with goats in Alabaaama 1

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

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Introducing the cat/cow + goat pose. Photo via Goat Yoga Facebook

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
Valentino the goat looking rather dapper. Photo via 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

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Walk this way! Photo via Oak Mountain State Park on Facebook

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.

5. The Town of Spectre

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You can find this precious baby goat and more in the ghost town of Spectre. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

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
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Claire Hancock
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