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Giraffe Ranch

38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523
(813) 482-3400
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Dade City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs
Description: Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I went for my birthday 6 days ago and had a "giraffe" of a time (please excuse the dad humor)! I am an avid animal lover and this place really delivers. There are so many places out there that just display their animals for show and it is very upsetting. It's obvious that the owners here really... More

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Davenport, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Found this on Groupon.com, but due to a surgery, was unable to use the certificates before they expired. Was a bit upset that the owner would not honor the certificates that had expired the week before. However, was able to use them toward credit (the value of what I paid) toward the purchase of two full price tickets. Bit expensive... More

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Park Ridge, NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I'm going to add one more accolade to the list of these afforded the Giraffe Ranch My wife and I had a completely delightful and absorbing day with Elena and her husband Lex at their wild life preserve. This is not a zoo. The experience is akin to an African safari. Lex, who formerly ran Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo has... More

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Trilby, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It is sad to see that some people have given this awesome place a few low ratings. I understand it can be challenging using a Groupon and booking a reservation but I hope more people will take care to read their Groupons and, also, realize what a great deal they are getting. People are coming from all over the world... More

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A very welcoming and personal experience. We all enjoyed our day and learnt something new. So nice to get away from Disney and do something different on holiday. Great fun and great memories.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you are a giraffe lover, which my wife is, then this place is a must. We booked a jeep safari and shared this with a nice couple from New York, with a jeep that had plenty seats and gave us the feeling of a very private little group. The facility is more of a family home than what you... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Yes this place is expensive but this place is unlike any other I have been to. I have visited many wildlife preserves and this one really lets you see animals in the open. The staff is so educated on the animals that it was fun trying to ask a question they did not have a answer to. The animals get... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and I visited in June 2014. The venue is amazing and there is so much to see and learn while there. The husband and wife tour guide that we encountered were very knowledgeable about the animals and a lot of fun to be around. We rode camels, fed lemurs, took a safari truck ride, saw hippos, fed giraffes... More

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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125 reviews 125 reviews
33 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Wow what a wonderful experience! My husband and I took our 3 grandchildren to the Giraffe Ranch and it was great. (ages 6,7,&17) All three loved it. Lots of interaction with the animals and very informative. We loved feeding the giraffes and the llamas. Property is extremely well kept and we did not experience any problems with bugs. Expensive but... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our group of 9 (ages 12-79) found the Giraffe Ranch when our 19 year old googled "where can I feed a giraffe?" Although it seems expensive when you make your reservation, it is worth it! We all found it to be educational as well as fun. Feeding a giraffe is truly a unique experience! It wasn't just a quick trip... More

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