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Address: 38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523
Phone Number: (813) 482-3400
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Description: Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in...
Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.
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Very interesting place...little ranch north of Dade City where the former director the Tampa Zoo and his wife have poulated their ranch with some wild species. Specifically... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Boca Raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very interesting place...little ranch north of Dade City where the former director the Tampa Zoo and his wife have poulated their ranch with some wild species. Specifically giraffes, zebra, rhino, ostrich, etc. Not a cheap outing, but you get up close and personal with the animals and learn a lot from the owners. There are some add ons (for extra... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Giraffe Ranch is one of two safari ranches owned and operated by the former head of the Tampa Zoo. We haven't been to the other, but I'm sure it's excellent. We chose Giraffe Ranch because of the giraffes. It's drier in Dade the way they like it and this ranch is smaller, so my teenage sons and I opted for... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I went here with my 11 year old daughter, who loves giraffes. Must say the overall experience was tremendous. She really loved feeding the giraffes, she got to spend at least 10 minutes feeding the giraffes without any pressure from other people to hurry up. The vehicle is turned around so both sides get plenty of time to enjoy the... More 

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Dade City, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Wonderful gem in Dade City, we actually went in 2011, we took a Safari Jeep through a open field and saw a lot of neat animals, the giraffes came up 2 the jeep and we got 2 hand feed them!😌 it felt like were out of the country but it was in our own backyard, a definite good time, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You get your moneys worth when coming here. The people there are great! They make sure you have the best experience and you can tell they truly care about all the animals!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Super cool experience! I've been on a number of similar caravan/giraffe feeding experiences in other states and enjoyed them all, but this was the best. It is pricey, but worth it to have an intimate, small group experience with extremely knowledgable, passionate, friendly guides. I was surprised by the reviews that mentioned rudeness as I found both the owners to... More 

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Phenomenal experience! Very personable, knowledgeable, fun, kind owners and personnel. I haven't been able to find this type of interaction anywhere else! The care and attentiveness put towards the animals is exceptional. Highly recommend and would love to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Their website did the place no justice. When I did the safari tour there SO many animals is was crazy. Its so intimate and you spend a lot of time feeding the giraffes. I really recommend feeding the lemurs they're really sweet.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This little known ranch in the Tampa area provided my family the very best "up close and personal" safari experience! It was enjoyable to hear about the history of the area as well as visit with all of the animals. Feeding the lemurs was the best part for my grandchildren. It was so refreshing to have a personal experience and... More 

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Dade City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I visited the ranch with a women's club. Every person there had a wonderful experience, much more "hands-on" than a zoo. The owner, former head of Lowry Zoo in Tampa, provided so much fascinating information about all the animals, from primates to giraffes to camels to lemurs and zebras and cattle. Outstanding!

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Address: 38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523
Phone Number: (813) 482-3400
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Dade City

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