Visitors get hands-on agriculture experience at the Petting Farm at Domino’s Farm

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Outside Ann Arbor, along M-14 where North Dixboro Road meets Plymouth Road, is a bright red barn on the edge of an office park. It’s the Petting Farm at Domino’s Farm, a nonprofit educational center that promotes a better understanding of agriculture.

At a glance

Planning a trip to the farm? General tickets are $6 and $5.50 for senior citizens (ages 60 and over). The Petting Farm is are Wednesday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekend.

Petting and feeding

A bag of feed can be purchased for $2. The only animals that can not be fed or petted are the ponies and pigs. Visitors are not allowed to bring their own pets to the farm, but service animals are permitted.

History

The farm was originally owned by the Zeeb family in 1925. In the early 1980s, the land was bought by Thomas Monaghan, who developed an office park on the site. Monaghan is the founder of Domino’s. The Petting Farm opened in 1984, but was moved to it’s current location in 1989. The farm is not owned by Domino’s.

Other facts

The animals are not up for adoption, but some of them are from owners who have could no longer care for the animals. The Petting Farm is a nonprofit organization.

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