Lazy 5 Ranch
Adventure original at Lazy 5 Ranch, a privately owned exotic animal drive-thru offering a 3.5 mile safari ride through the gently sloping pasturelands of Rowan County, N.C. At Lazy 5 Ranch you’ll find more than 750 animals from 6 different continents. Including birds, ducks, cattle, deer, elk, antelope, ratites, sheep, goats, potbelly pigs, kangaroos, camels, llamas, giraffes, equines and more! Lazy 5 Ranch is also committed to the preservation and recovery of several endangered species, such as the Grevy Zebra, Scimitar Horned Oryx and the Ring-tailed Lemur. Animals can be viewed from the safety of your own car, or call ahead to reserve a ride on one of their wagons. You can expect your adventure at Lazy 5 Ranch to last 1.5 to 2 hours on average. Lazy 5 Ranch works to educate in an entertaining way, as well as provide an excellent environment for the reproduction of some of the world’s most unique creatures.
In addition to their tours, Lazy 5 Ranch offers opportunities for birthday parties, field trips and special events. From their pumpkin patch and activities in the fall, to their helicopter Easter egg drop in the spring, there's fun for all ages at Lazy 5 Ranch.
Lazy 5 Ranch opened on May 22, 1993 after several years of planning and hard work, Henry Hampton's dream became a reality. The name of the park was debated for only a short amount of time before Henry's son came up with the obvious name, Lazy 5 Ranch. At the time, the Hampton family consisted of five so-called "lazy" people. For many years before opening to the public, Mr. Hampton allowed school groups to visit his home to gaze from the opposite side of the fence and through cracks of barn doors at the animals. Others made loops through the driveway trying to get a glimpse of the many unique species. Seeing the educational and entertaining possibilities, Mr. Hampton began putting together his plan for a park that would allow children and adults alike to fully experience his exotic animal collection. 30 years later, the Lazy 5 Ranch is now the home to more than 750 animals from 6 different continents. Still run by the Hampton family, the Lazy 5 Ranch is also known nationally as breeders of top-notch show goats and sheep.
Plan your visit to Lazy 5 Ranch today! Lazy 5 Ranch is located a short drive from Salisbury in Rowan County, NC. Learn more about Lazy 5 Ranch on their website, or find them at 15100 Mooresville Road Mooresville, NC 28115. Need to call? 704-663-5100.