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Giraffe Ranch

38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523
(813) 482-3400
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Dade City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A group of ladies went to the Giraffe Ranch on Saturday and we all had a wonderful time!! It was very educational and hands-on with some of the animals...especially the Camel who almost jumped into the jeep with me!! Guess he liked me!! I would highly recommend this experience to all...old and young!!

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Homosassa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed a group tour (1/2 price with 20 or more persons). We saw mostly, mammals with some reptiles and birds. Most were breeding populations of rare and endangered species, retired lab animals, and exotic animals with interesting life histories. We enjoyed a walking tour of the caged animals, and a safari ride in a modified bus to feed Giraffe,... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We loved every minute of our camel ride! Seeing the fantatic Giraffe Ranch from camel back was awesome! Four camels and two guides. Elena, one of the owners, provided a fun and knowledgeable commentary. We also had a short walking tour to see many animals and got a ride in the safari truck to feed the giraffes. We highly recommend... More

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a great day at Giraffe Ranch such an amazing place they make sure that they spend time with all their guests and they share their knowledge of there animals with all their guests. They made our dreams come true by feeding the giraffes. The couple that own Giraffe Ranch are so passionate about what they do it really... More

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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

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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