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Babcock Ranch Preserve

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Address: Punta Gorda, FL
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Interesting place to visit

We took this trip last year and its interesting. We saw gators and actually touched a small one that was held by our driver. They had a panther on display and many walking trails... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
GiGi Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took this trip last year and its interesting. We saw gators and actually touched a small one that was held by our driver. They had a panther on display and many walking trails. We boarded an open truck to go around the property.

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Thank GiGi Q
Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A ride in the woods on an old school bus with no windows. We saw some animals, but nothing that I haven't seen in the back yard of my condo. The stuffed cow with a third horn didn't impress me much either. Take water – it costs $3.

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Hop on the bus, Gus! You have the chance to see Florida´s great wildlife including Osceola, the Florida Panther, lots of gators, birds and a part of the old Florida trail. Nice place and great tour guides. Kiss a gator (if you want)!

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Thank epicureantom
Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

One of the better / must see tours in the area. They take you by an old school bus through the woods,. See lots of animals and very old Florida. They have a snack bar for lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We took our friends out on the bus tour (with 4 small kids) and had a great time. It was very informative and the kids thought all of the animals were very cool. It is a nice little trip, which takes you into places you didn't really know much about here in SW Florida. They always have great deals on... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

The range is a good place for 200 yd rifle and 20 yard pistol. If your new to the range ask about the shooting rules. You will get an ear full if you cross the orange line after cold range is called. Watch out for young guys trying to show off for girl friends and old people who should not... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

There is alot of wildlife at Babcock Ranch Preserve mostly alligators 🐊🐊 on my trip we saw alligators,birds and a Panther we saw no snakes apart from two of them at the fronton glass boxes . Our guide Joe was really good except the speaker system is not very good I had a great time there and I hope you... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Had a fabulous tour guide, Terry who knew everything and made it such a pleasurable day. Very fortunate to see a lot of wildlife. A relaxing tour, did not feel rushed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We bought the groupon and enjoyed a tour and lunch it was an enjoyable time for all ages!! My 4 year old LOVED all the various animals that we saw!!

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Thank Sarah P
Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I purchased this tour from Groupon as something to do with family while on vacation. I had read very positive reviews and this did not disappoint! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the preserve, its history as well as the wildlife that we encountered. I would recommend this to anyone who likes nature, learning about the history of... More 

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Thank you for your review and hope to see you again! More 

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