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Babcock Ranch Preserve

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Address: Punta Gorda, FL
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A great place to visit to get to know the natural area of FL

Make time to take a tour here and learn about SW Florida. A fun trip while you learn. We are lucky tohave such a well maintained Preserve for future education of all visitors.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2014
DEBRA G
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PUNTA GORDA
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PUNTA GORDA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Make time to take a tour here and learn about SW Florida. A fun trip while you learn. We are lucky tohave such a well maintained Preserve for future education of all visitors.

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

My wife and I took the 1-1/2 hour tour through the Babcock Ranch wilderness, and declared it a worthwhile experience. Our tour guide explained the history of the property, which is an actual working ranch, and well as acres of natural Florida as it should be. We saw various birds, critters, and since it is Florida we also saw numerous... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

We have been intending to visit the Babcock Ranch for a couple of years and finally took the tour today. The Babcock Ranch is a working cattle ranch as well as an area rich in wildlife. The 90 minute tour on an open bus (no windows or door) offers a view of cracker cattle, historic ranch buildings, and a ride... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Intesting view of "old Florida". The tram/buggy seats need some attention. Fortunately it was not full when we visited, but many of the seats need repairs. Interesting way to spend part of a day. Bring a picnic lunch and eat on the grounds. They have a beautiful barred owl, plus a few other animals in cages. On the tram, the... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

Visited with my wife and grandson. Excellent and engaging 1.5 hr bus tour that was well narrated. My grandson is 8 and he enjoyed it. You should make a reservation as it was full the day we took it. I would recommend for all ages.

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3 Thank Gary D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Nice road through the wilderness area, can be good for wildlife viewing. Also has a very good outdoor shooting range for rifle, pistol and shotgun. Hunting and fishing areas also.

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3 Thank Jerry B
Pittston, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

The bus tour is great, with an exceptionally knowledgeable guide explaining the ranch. Nice gift shop. Cafe wasn't open when we were there. (possibly closed for the season?)

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

A nice day out with kids and family. The bus tour is good, with an excellent guide explaining the ranch and surrounding terrain. The tour is 1.5 hours and well worth it. Bring your own food-the cafe is fair with limited menu.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Went on a Monday which we figured would be less busy. It seems we were right as tour bus was only about 2/3 full. Nice tour that was just short of 90 minutes. That was the right length for my 6 & 7 year olds. Tour guide, Cheryl, was friendly and very knowledgeable. Saw quite a few gators and they... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

This was one of the best nature/wildlife tours we have ever been on, and the tour bus is comfortable. We saw wild boar, cracker cattle, plenty of gators and birds. There is a tiny museum and a gift shop and a very simple but tasty restaurant. The tour guide Peggy was awesome and she let us pat a baby gator.... More 

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