Windswept Ranch, located just east of the Tehachapi wind farms, also owns alpacas, along with a variety of other exotic animals, including camels and reindeer. They offer petting zoos and other activities that are geared towards allowing children to experience the wonder of these gentle and friendly four-legged friends.

The ranch is open Saturdays from March to October (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with a $5 admission. (661)809-3965. www.windsweptranch.net

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