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Circle G Ranch: Wild Animal Park & Camel Safari - CLOSED

831 Thorn Grove Pike, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871-1726
+1 865-932-0070
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Very nice. Great location for enjoying the nice warm day. It's pretty awesome. Thanks again for... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Amanda S
via mobile
Not bad

I visited with a 7 year old boy and a 4 month old boy the seven year old loved it. There were lots... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
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Come visit our beautiful 105 acre Wild Animal Park with over 500 exotic resident animals roaming freely in a natural habitat. See, view and feed hoof-stock from all over the world. Drive your own vehicle, ride our huge Safari Truck, Go caving or take part in our one-of-a-kind Camel Safari through our animal park. Prices are extremely affordable. Perfect for families, school/church groups or a scout outing. Check website for times, pricing and some reservations are required for certain adventures. Open 7 days a week (winter-weather permitted)Get up close to: Zebra, Water Buffalo, Camels, Aoudad, Deer & many more. Hope to see you soon!!
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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831 Thorn Grove Pike, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871-1726
+1 865-932-0070
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice. Great location for enjoying the nice warm day. It's pretty awesome. Thanks again for everything.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I visited with a 7 year old boy and a 4 month old boy the seven year old loved it. There were lots of animals, my favorite are the zebras. The emu are pretty aggressive one chased the car and I was bitten by a...More

Thank Ronster8000
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We took our group of 7, including our 2 children in wheelchairs on the safari ride. The dirt road was in pretty rough shape and does need serious work. We drug bottom several times in my van. However, our children were thrilled to feed and...More

1  Thank Terina B
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This was BY FAR the best thing my boyfriend and I did on our Tennessee trip. The feed went a little quick for my liking, so I would definitely buy more next time. But, we were dying laughing from beginning to end. The animals put...More

Thank Niki Z
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Do NOT do this. We went on the camel safari, and my sister was bucked off one of the camels and was taken to the emergency room. We hadn't even reached the trail yet when she was hurt. She could have been hurt much worse...More

Thank Jlfereday
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We are local and regular visitors to this place. We always had a blast. I never worried about a lack of "exotic" animals--domestic livestock is plenty fun in our book-- and always thought the critters here looked fine. We'd almost always run out of food...More

1  Thank Nancy55184
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time! It was great for my granddaughter who is 7 and my mother who is 88 that liked it and didn't (to close for her). You got lots of food for the money. All i can say everyone that goes will...More

Thank Mee4172009
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our children here around this time last year and it was great. We decided to take them again and it has really went downhill. Very dirty, and barely any animals at all! Not worth the time or money.

Thank adnz1215
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This was not a good experience for my family. Place is run down and there were few animals on the "safari". Grandchildren were very upset by the condition of a camel that was skin and bones and looked near death.

Thank Graham N
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

For starters, I've seen a lot of reviews regarding lack of exotic animals. You can thank the federal government on the crack down on places like this not having exotic animals- the Feds are regulating this and has started recently. So now places like this...More

1  Thank Kevin W
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