Fascinating Fauna for Family Fun!

ostrich-land-ostrichesYou’re driving east into Solvang on Highway 246 and there’s something surreal about glancing over and seeing a hundred ostriches grazing in a field! You’ll definitely want to pull over and visit OstrichLand USA (featured in the movie Sideways and The Simpsons TV show), where a highlight is getting to feed the 25 resident emus and 100+ ostriches—did you know they are the largest and fastest birds in the world and can weigh up to 350 pounds and live up to 75 years? Then, a bit further up the road is Flag Is Up Farms, home of Monty Roberts, the “Man Who Listens to Horses,” where you’re welcome to see the equine facilities and trainers in action. And for a free total cute fix, every day from 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m., you can visit Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch over on Alamo Pintado Road, a fascinating breeding facility for 34-inch-and-under horses! Guaranteed family fun for kids of all ages! Check out http://www.solvangusa.com/explore-solvang/what-to-do/family-fun/