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Giraffe Ranch

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Address: 38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523-6833
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Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa...

Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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I had reservations for October but couldn't attend because of hurricane Matthew, Eileen (sorry it didn't got your name right) was so nice accommodating us for march since I live... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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Naguabo
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122 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I had reservations for October but couldn't attend because of hurricane Matthew, Eileen (sorry it didn't got your name right) was so nice accommodating us for march since I live outside the US. We did the bus tour and it was so worth it. They are so knowledgeable of all the animals they keep here and you can see the... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Our three grandchildren ages 3,5,7 all enjoyed the Ranch, each for their own reasons. Although they were a little nervous coming face to face with the giraffes and eventually feeding them cabbage leaves, I think they were proud of themselves for having overcome their initial fear. The owners of the ranch are warm, real , extremely knowledgeable and inspiring. I... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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111 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I selected Giraffe Ranch for a family birthday celebration after saving a brochure. The owner is a former Lowry Park Zoo director with world travels and lots of local history and animal knowledge. He and wife run the tours with options of Segway, open safari bus, and camel rides. We had a fun-packed several hours of seeing many exotic animals... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing. I went here with my mom. I cannot tell you how blown away I was. At first when we got there I heard the otters crying but instead of assuming they were starving I ASKED the woman who worked there why they were crying and she told me that they see humans and associate humans with... More 

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Waterbury, Vermont
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Our daughter loves giraffes so we were thrilled to learn about Giraffe Ranch and it's only 45 minutes from where my in-laws live. I cannot say enough about our experience. It was AMAZING! My daughters took a camel ride and it was not simply "a circle" but winding around the property. We've done a few giraffe feedings at various zoos... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Overpriced! I felt they charged for each activity and I believe should be included . They kept everyone waiting while each group did eg camel ride & various feedings of all types. Owners were very knowledgeable but I truly believed they took advantage of each patron . Admission fee is $ 90 each then each animal u wanted to feed... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We took the 2 ½ hour morning tour of this wonderful private wildlife preserve. I have never considered paying $70 for a guided tour but this was excellent and I plan to return to the Giraffe Ranch every year I visit my parents in Florida. You must make reservations ahead of time. Our tour included a mix of time on... More 

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Webster, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This private wildlife preserve has an excellent & very wide variety (see very detailed review by glomorrone from Nov 2016) of African, Asian and American animals all well cared for with generational sustainability practices encouraging natural breeding and herd growth. We took the basic combo walking/open-air-bus tour, and had an educational and highly enjoyable tour experience on a sunny 80... More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

One of the most amazing places we've ever visited and will do it again. Read all the reviews. They're all true!

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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Our family (ages ranging 2 - 62) totally enjoyed this experience. We didn't pay for any of the extra options, but had fun watching others feed and bathe the animals anyway. It's pricey, and no discounts for kids or seniors...but well worth it! Best of all...knowledgeable guides and NO CROWDS.

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