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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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Melbourne, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

What a great experience! Even in the rain it was wonderful! The set up of the Ranch is done so nicely. We got up close to a wide variety of animals. Of course we fed the giraffes but also fed rhinos (which was super cool) and lemurs. The owners are so animal savvy and share their knowledge freely. I highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Couldn't fault this place at all!! Lex and Elena are very knowledgeable about all of the animals in their ranch and seem to use a very hands on approach which, to me, seems to engage the animals more. We started off paying for the lemur feeding activity which was amazing and I would highly recommend! The lemurs are super friendly... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

took the family including two teenage girls and a five year old. Everyone enjoyed the knowledgeable presentations about Giraffes. The up close encounters with Lemurs are recommended and one of our party loved the camel rides. The second half of the visit is devoted to a mini safari which includes up close encounters with the Giraffes and Camels. There are... More

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Everywhere
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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