An exotic animal farm + fine dining—here’s why you should plan a visit to Bama Bucks

Bama Bucks Storefront
Bama Bucks anticipates your visit. (Bama Bucks / Instagram)

If you’re looking for a fun trip for the fam this summer, Bama Bucks is the place for you. It has everything you need to keep your kids occupied and your family’s hunger satisfied. Read on to learn more about it.

The Bama Bucks’ story 

According to Bama Bucks, it is a family-owned restaurant in Boaz that was founded by Terry Turk. Turk’s passion for animals started in his adolescent years after helping a friend care for a deer that was then taken in by Noccalula Falls State Park in Gadsden. This led to him setting an interesting goal—to own hundreds of deer. Did he achieve it? A visit to Bama Bucks will show you that he did!

Exotic animals

An Elk was their first exotic animal to welcome to the farm, followed by a kangaroo and many more like:  

  • Bison
  • Camel
  • Emu 
  • Miniature Mediterranean Donkey
  • Ostrich
  • Ring-tailed Lemur

They even have $5 camel and bull rides. 

The Bama Bucks’ menu

Bama Bucks
Lamb Chops with gravy and vegetables. The dessert is Pineapple Cheesecake. ( Bama Bucks / Facebook)

Bama Bucks’ restaurant, headed by Chef John Salmon, is a cabin that seats 100. Here’s a look at some of their appetizers and entrees:

  • Burgers 
  • Cowboy Chips
  • Fried Green Tomatoes 
  • Macaroni & Smoked Gouda Bites 
  • Steaks 
  • Seafood dishes 

Antique Barn, General Store + more

Bama Bucks Antique Truck
Antique farm utility truck on display at the Bama Bucks farm. (Bama Bucks)

The exotic animals may be the main attraction at Bama Bucks, but it also has a must-visit General Store with everything from local products to metal work artistry. 

Children can even observe the store’s fish and honeybees and enjoy some ice cream. 

Don’t miss these extras:

  • An antique barn filled with antiques, farm relics + decoys 
  • A Jack Daniels Room  with large barrels of Jack Daniel available for purchase
  • The Antlers Room features a variety of antlers from different animals from  the park as well as information about them 

Bama Bucks is all that and more—are you ready to plan your trip? 

Plan your visit

Where: 292 Byrant Road Sardis City, AL 35956 
When: Thursday 4PM  – 9PM | Friday – Sunday 11AM – 10PM
Cost: $3 per person for a farm walk-through | Kids under the ages of 3 are FREE.

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