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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visited Giraffe Ranch in September 2013, the party consisted of myself, husband, husband's sister and my mum. My sister in law is nearly blind and my mum has severe arthristis in her knees so is not as agile as she once was. The owner of the ranch who took us on the safari could not have been more helpful... More

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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310 reviews 310 reviews
87 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We took a large group of almost 40 to the Giraffe Ranch. The property is nicely laid out with an assortment of caged and free range animals. The animals are from South America and Southern Africa. We saw a few species that we haven't seen on safaris in Africa. Owners Lex and Elena are charming hosts and tour guides. They... More

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Laurel, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My wife has Stage IV inflammatory breast cancer. The side effects from the chemo are painful and long lasting. However, at the Giraffe Ranch she really seemed relaxed and as happy as she'd ever been. She enjoyed riding a camel, holding a hedgehog, feeding the lemurs and giraffes. Something special about that human-animal bond. She has difficulty walking, but she... More

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High Springs, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The Giraffe Ranch exceeded my expectations. This isn't a petting zoo but a very educational interactive visit with amazing animals. You learn so much about the ecosystems needed to sustain these animals as well as information about the animals and their family structures and much more. Animals are in an open environment and are raised in the natural habitat of... More

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San antonio, fl
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very cool attraction right in our back yard. Giraffes were awesome but not the only animals at the ranch. In fact there were more Ostrich's, zebras, lemurs, and other animals than giraffes. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. A bit pricey though at 75.00 per person for the basic tour.

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