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Feed the Buffalo at Buffalo Run Farm in Lincoln City, Indiana

Buffalo Run Farm Grill, and Gifts in Lincoln City, Indiana

Buffalo Run Farm Grill, and Gifts in Lincoln City, Indiana

Buffalo Run Farm, Grill, and Gifts in Lincoln City, Indiana ranked right up there as Kid #1’s all time favorite: he loved feeding the buffalo.

This Spencer County attraction has a small herd of living, breathing buffalo!

Buffalo Run Farm, Grill, and Gifts in Lincoln City, Indiana

Yes, this unusual Indiana town farm lets you get right up close and personal to these giant 1200 lb. animals to feed them fruit from a stick (you don’t really want little fingers, or, really, any fingers, to get close to these big guys and gals).

Kid #1 was particularly excited at the prospect of pitching the leftover fruits into the buffalo pen. It’s a huge expanse of land, but the big guy and gals  preferred to stay close to the fence and the food. Talk about an animal after my own heart!

I am pretty sure that Kid #1 could have spent all day throwing the fruit in there. He sure does love to throw! My husband, Jeremy, and I, on the other hand, were simply amazed by these hairy animals.

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Buffalo Run Farm Grill, and Gifts in Lincoln City, Indiana

Buffalo Run Farm Grill, and Gifts in Lincoln City, Indiana

It’s hard to believe that once upon a time buffalo roamed freely. Really, deer are bad enough. Just imagine hitting a 1200 to 2400 lb. animal with your car! Yikes.

The very nice owner of the farm mentioned that his old male (who lived to be 23 years old) used to rub against the fence when he saw him as if in greeting.

The male buffalo weighed 2400 pounds. Can you even imagine?

You can check out the hide of the old guy buffalo–it’s nailed up against the cabin in the back. It was obviously the owner’s favorite and he still seemed a bit broken up about his loss.

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Buffalo Run Farm Grill, and Gifts in Lincoln City, Indiana

Buffalo Run Farm Grill, and Gifts in Lincoln City, Indiana

Of course, since this is little Indiana, there is also food involved! You’ll have to stay tuned for more about that one!

If you’d like to see a bit more of Buffalo Run Farm, Grill, and Gifts, you can check out my (blooper-filled) YouTube video.

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Buffalo Run Farm, Grill, and Gifts
Box 28, Highway 162
Lincoln City, Indiana 47552
812.937.2799

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One Comment

  1. A.G. Winters March 8, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I ate at Buffalo Run March 7, 2011 and it was great. The Food was very good and the people were very nice. The Owner and her mom came out and talked to me and the resturant and gift shop were all nice and clean. I’m looking forward to going back there to eat again.

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