Hey Greenville, City Editor Stephanie here. If you’re anything like me, you jump at the chance to pet an animal. I’m talking any time, any place, any circumstance. So, my husband took me to Moo Cow Farms — 119 Mosley Rd., Simpsonville — which is basically a petting zoo in the cow’s back yard.
As you can probably guess, I loved it.
What we tried
You spend ~60 to 75 minutes on the farm. The tour guide provides you with snacks (for the cows, not you), brushes (again, for the cows), and then you’re off.
Make sure you’re wearing closed toed shoes, as these fluffy little (huge) guys and gals weigh 1,000+ lbs., and although they are friendly, they don’t have the fanciest of foot-work.
What we’re still talking about
One thing that bothers me about typical petting zoos is that I never learn the animal’s names. Not so at Moo Cow. You are personally introduced to all the cows — by name — and are told things about their personality. Ex. This one is feisty, this one likes back scratches, this one doesn’t care for “Old McDonald.”
Along the way, the tour guide is giving you all the info you could ever want about cows. What they eat, how much they sleep, etc. I feel like a cow expert now.
How to try this
Moo Cow Farms stays busy, so they highly recommend booking well in advance and pricing varies by age. Pro tip: Your GPS will take you directly to the farm, but you’re supposed to park at the fire station at the beginning of the street.
This is a great activity for couples, families, and kids. The experience is one-of-a-kind, and well worth doing — unless you don’t want to pet adorable cows for an hour.