A beloved dairy farm and petting zoo in eastern Pennsylvania is closing after over half of a century in business.

The reason: the owners are getting ready to retire.

And don't worry, their animals will be well taken care of.

Our travels take us to the far western suburbs of Philadelphia, out Berks County where Oley Turnpike Dairy in Oley, PA, just east of Reading, will be closing forever on Sunday, August 21st.

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Oley Turnpike Dairy is just that, a dairy farm that sold milk along with countless flavors of ice cream. 30, to be exact.

There, you could grab a cone of your favorite icy treat after dinner and walk around their farm and check out any number of animals.

Oley Turnpike Dairy in Oley Township PA - Photo: Google Maps
Oley Turnpike Dairy in Oley Township PA - Photo: Google Maps

According to their website,

Our Zoo was established in 1991, starting with just two baby calves. Over the years we have added sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas and other numerous animals leading up to the present day with between 80 to 90 animals and birds. This also includes our monkey house which was added in 1993.

And speaking of those animals, the owners say "suitable homes" will be found for all of them over the next few days.

Oley Turnpike Dairy will be open until 8 PM each day through the end of this weekend.

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