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Giraffe Ranch

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38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523-6833
+1 813-482-3400
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The Jarasic Park of Free Range Animals

As If on the African plains of the Serengeti this marvelous central Florida private preserve is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ron p
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Boynton Beach, Florida
Amazing few hours

I took my mom here for a Mother's Day gift because she loves giraffes. We did the bus tour and an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CMTravelers
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Syracuse, NY
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Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“camel ride” (40 reviews)
“lemur feeding” (25 reviews)
“guinea pigs” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523-6833
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+1 813-482-3400
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"visited giraffe"
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"the owner"
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"eggs"
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"husband and wife"
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"safari truck"
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"worth every penny"
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"safari wilderness"
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"add ons"
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"exotic animals"
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Reviewed yesterday

As If on the African plains of the Serengeti this marvelous central Florida private preserve is more than anyone could have imagined. Blown away by the expansive free range animal refuge. Lead by a husband & Wife world class zoologists . Just Magical to walk...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my mom here for a Mother's Day gift because she loves giraffes. We did the bus tour and an extra lemur feeding option. We absolutely loved it. The owners are very knowledgeable and went through explanations about zoology and anatomy before we even...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We were totally amazed and in awh of this beautiful place. Not only did we have a marvelous time riding a camel through this gorgeous setting but we left there feeling like we really learned a great deal about animal behavior and habits. The tours...More

1  Thank lafincaad
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Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your camel-back tour, guide and animal encounters. We appreciate your kind words and that you found your experience fun, educational and valuable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon or to our sister...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing experience yesterday!! We went to Giraffe Ranch in Dade City, Florida - what a magical place!! Beautiful animals, rode camels, fed giraffes and a rhino. The owners were so knowledgeable and friendly and taught us so much. It was something...More

1  Thank JHG68
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Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that your enjoyed your camel-back tour, guide and animal encounters. We appreciate that you found your experience fun, educational and valuable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon or to our sister attraction Safari Wilderness in...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

On a family trip with Grandma and Grandpa and kids 10 and 12, this was the highlight of our week. The beaches we're excellent. The sailboat dolphin cruise was amazing, but this will be remembered forever. The owners, husband and wife will personally spend just...More

1  Thank probjames
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Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your tour and animal encounters. We look forward to welcoming you back soon or to our sister attraction Safari Wilderness in Lakeland.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Our daughters, ages 12 and 10, really enjoyed this. We fed the giraffes and lemurs! The owners do the tours and are very pleasant and knowledgeable! A must see if you are in the area!

Thank Ann J
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Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your tour and feeding the giraffes and lemurs. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon or to our sister attraction Safari Wilderness in Lakeland.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Our granddaughters love giraffes so we went here for them but it is great for all! The owners are very knowledgable and they lead the types themselves. It is much more than just giraffes with many animals that used to roam here. I highly recommend...More

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Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your tour. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon or to our sister attraction Safari Wilderness in Lakeland.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We came here while on a family vacation in florida - young and old alike.....Right off the bat - yes, it is expensive - most important though - worth every penny and more....this is not a day of rides or other stuff you see everywhere...it...More

1  Thank christmas152
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Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your tour and lemur feedings. We are glad that you found your experience educational, fun and valuable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon or to our sister attraction Safari...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Bit too long winded for our young kids (3 & 5), and quite an expensive day out. However, that said, the animals seem well looked after, and the owners were very proud, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and rightly so. Would recommend for people with an interest...More

Thank Simon D
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Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for your review. We strive to offer a fun and educational experience for all ages. We're glad to read that you found it a good alternative to Orlando attractions.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The tour guide was very knowledgeable about all the animals at the ranch. Seeing giraffes up close and personal was the best

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Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour, guide and giraffe encounter. We look forward to welcoming you back soon or to our sister attraction Safari Wilderness in Lakeland.

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JzTz2013
8 May 2018|
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Response from jwwagnersr | Reviewed this property |
Tour is in a bus. Must be able to climb up steps into the bus, rocky trip
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Judi M
26 March 2018|
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Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
They usually just find them wondering around the mall
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666lcfirestone
15 March 2018|
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Response from angelri2016 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Sheraton in Tampa.
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