Truck stop along I-15 at the Scipio exit with attached Dairy Queen and adjacent petting zoo.
I wouldn’t normally post a review about a truck stop in the middle of nowhere along I-15. However, this place is unique and worth a stop whether or not you need gas at the Flying J or ice cream at its attached Dairy Queen. This truck stop at the Scipio exit along I-15 hosts a free petting zoo. Animals include sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, alpacas, emus, ostriches and a zebra.
We pulled into this truck stop to purchase gasoline but couldn’t miss the large “petting zoo” sign posted adjacent to the Flying J. I inquired inside about the zoo and the cashier told me that it was free, donations are accepted, but go ahead and enjoy it. So I took my kids age 3, 7 and 11 through the small zoo where they fell in love with the goats and found some cute bunnies hidden in a rock pile. We also admired the ostriches and emus but didn’t dare pet these animals due to the size of their beaks. Beware when moving between areas through the gates as the goats really try to follow you. I had to become a “goat guard” while my kiddos moved through the gates. The zoo was small but the animals all appeared well taken care of with clean stalls. Free hand sanitizer is available at the zoo’s exit as well. We spent 20 minutes admiring the animals; enough time to stretch our legs during a long road trip.
In all, this is a nice place to stop and give the kids a break if you’re travelling along I-15; a great way to break up the monotony of driving through this rural area.