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Giraffe Ranch

Address: 38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523
Phone Number: (813) 482-3400
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Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Dade City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranches, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.
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Type: Ranches, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the ranch and were very happy we made the decision to do so. We learned so much about the world zoos and preserves and animals that we did not know. We also got up close and personal with zebra, giraffe, monkeys, pigs, tortoise, havelinas, warthogs, rhinos and others. Elaina and her husband were very educated... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

If you want to see girafes up close and personal--after a 1 hour plus animal lecture and another 45 minutes wandering around looking at hens and whatever--in pens--then sit in an open bus for another hour and half, by all means, spend $75/person. By per person, I mean ALL ages, from 1-70 = NO discounts. Secondly, when calling there, make... More 

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hoffman estates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

This place is truly an amazing experience! I have never been to a place that has the variety of exotic animals all under one roof. We took the 1.5hr camel ride around the ranch and saw some very unique creatures that I can guarantee you would not see anywhere else in Florida. The owners live on site and gave us... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This facility is absolutely fabulous! Before you decide to visit, you need to know you are guests and you are fortunate to be allowed to enjoy the experience. The purpose is the breeding and maintaining of the magnificent animal residents. The owners accomplish this with the help of two additional employees. Our tour began with a short demonstration and conversation... More 

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Do not book an African Safari, you can see everything you need to at Giraffe Ranch and get to feed the Giraffe's too! I can't say enough about this amazing adventure we had at Giraffe Ranch. From the moments the owners opened the gates and warmly welcomed us with handshakes we felt like we were visiting old friends. They took... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This had been my second consecutive January visit to this remarkable, unforgettable venue and my husband's first visit. He summed up his experience at Giraffe Ranch as follows: "It is so evident that the owners do this for their love of the animals....not for monetary reasons..." I could not have described this any better.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Fantastic opportunity to take a "safari" among wild animals such as giraffes and you get to handfeed them! Definitely the best animal encounter I have ever had - can never visit a zoo again as I have been totally spoiled by this experience. If you want to know more, read the chapter about Giraffe Ranch in the book of Days... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was the best outdoor experience my wife and I had. We actually fed animals that were not domesticated!

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
49 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a once in a lifetime experience - feeding a giraffe is amazing fun. The whole experience is wonderful. We absolutely love the lemurs - their little hands rest on yours and it feels like a baby's hand. Feed them grapes and they'll love you. The pygmy hippos, camels, fainting goats, the zebras, everything is a different experience. No... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have visited many zoos and animal preserves across the country, but this was by far, the best! The animals are well-cared for and the owners are a wealth of knowledge. My husband and I went on the vehicle tour, but there are opportunities to do the tour by segway or camel. The animals live on a huge ranch. There... More 

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