This Week at Ostrichland

OstrichLand USA is a wonder-filled place for everyone!

Considered a Central Coast landmark, OstrichLand USA in Buellton is a popular destination and a great first stop when you’re headed to the quaint Danish themed town of Solvang, the Chumash Casino, or Santa Ynez Valley wineries.

Our 100+ amazing ostriches and emus are adored by people of all ages. Locals often bring guests to see “Buellton’s favorite pets.”

Join us! Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime Central Coast vacation stop or a return visit to see old friends, a trip to OstrichLand USA is unforgettable. You’ll always remember the time you spent watching, feeding and getting to know our amazing ostriches and emus.

We can’t wait to see you at OstrichLand USA in beautiful Buellton, California. We promise to do all we can to make your visit an experience you’ll talk about for years to come.

Come and Feed Us!

The highlight of a visit to OstrichLand is feeding the ostriches and emus. These big birds are a rare and unique sight in this part of the world and are sure to make you smile. We provide a way for you to be up close and personal with these big birds and safe at the same time. The backdrop of the landscape on which they roam is quite lovely and seeing them walking about on the plain that resembles their native desert is like being in another place and time.

OstrichLand is fun for the whole family. We welcome groups and request that you call ahead to reserve the time if your group is large. We can provide a “guided tour” or you are welcome to be on your own.


General Admission: $7

Military: $5

12 & Under: $3

Ostrich feed is available for $1

*On most days the birds can be fed throughout the day. On busier days we may restrict feeding to ensure the birds are not overfed.

Visit Us

610 E Highway 246
Solvang, CA 93463

Gift Shop

We have a gift shop with truly unique gifts, all ostrich and emu related. We have fresh ostrich eggs nearly year round and fresh emu eggs during the winter/spring season.

People Love Us on Yelp!

Visiting with a Large Group?
Call Ahead to Reserve a Time.

We welcome groups and request that you call ahead to reserve the time. We can provide a "guided tour" or you are welcome to be on your own. We are open year round and hours can vary due to time of year and the daylight available. Please check in with us first if you are planning a visit.

If you plan on bringing a large group of 30 or more please call ahead to reserve your time!
Additionally, large tour buses and RVs 20ft+ please call ahead for parking. Spots are limited!


Come See the "original" Big Bird.

See You Soon!

Feathered Facts

Ostriches grow a foot per month until they reach 8 or 9 feet tall!
Ostriches are the largest and fastest birds in the world and can weigh as much as 350 pounds and live up to 75 years.
They are the only birds with two toes per foot that can propel them to sustained speeds of 35 mph with bursts to 45 mph.
Ostriches can lay eggs until 40 years of age and lay the largest of all bird eggs, weighing 3-5 pounds each — yet relative to the size of the bird, they are the smallest. Each ostrich egg is equivalent in size to 18-24 chicken eggs! The contents of each emu egg are the equivalent of 10-12 chicken eggs!
Ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand!
Ostriches Co-parent — the female will sit on the eggs during the day, and the males will at night. The female’s light coloring helps her blend into the sand better during the day, while the male’s darker coloring offers nighttime protection of the nest.
The male ostrich is responsible for choosing location and preparation of the nest. All members an Ostrich colony lay their eggs into the communal nest established by the dominant pair.
Male ostriches are quite strategic in protecting their colonies. They will feign injury to lure predators away from chicks and females. They will fight when they have to and can kill with one kick. Not even a lion will prey on a healthy mature ostrich.
Ostriches have no teeth. They swallow pebbles to help grind the food in their gizzards.
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