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Address: 4525 Highway 78, Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone Number: 770 972 6643
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A 24-acre animal preserve with a wide variety of local species.

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Visit annually, feel sad for animals

We have visited the Yellow River Game Ranch about once a year, sometimes twice, for about 10 years. The game ranch has not aged well. Years ago the deer walked up to visitors... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
vacationmom56
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Atlanta
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Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our kids (14 & 24) loved this mini zoo, as did my husband and myself. The place was clean, the animals looked well cared for and they were very friendly. Would highly recommend to families with children.

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Atlanta
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have visited the Yellow River Game Ranch about once a year, sometimes twice, for about 10 years. The game ranch has not aged well. Years ago the deer walked up to visitors, begging for a piece of food. You could pet them. There were always bunnies in the bunny enclosure. If you saved up your bread ends and took... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This conglomeration of rusted fences and dirty water bowls seems borderline illegal- or should be. The Bears are matted, overweight and lethargic, the walk is short and the pens small. Wilted veggies piled up in the sun for the animals food, the day I visited the water bowls looked pretty green. Unwelcoming.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Over a 25 year period this place has been a staple in our children's lives. in the earlier years many of the animals were able to run around free. the deer would walk up to its and eat out of our hands. we began to see the dwindling down of animals that were either gotten rid of or locked up.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our family had fun visiting the farm this past Friday. My kids are 6 and 7 and enjoyed feeding the animals. Some of the reviews discussed the conditions of the animals. I did not feel they are at all kept in terrible conditions. The animals looked healthy to me. The farm sells food you can purchase for the animals. There... More 

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Dallas, GA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I used to visit the Game Ranch many times in the late 80's and early 90's when i was a child. So now that I have two little ones of my own I could not wait to take them here since I had so many wonderful memories. This place has changed so much. The deer no longer roam free throughout... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I went with my 3-year old granddaughter on Wednesday January 28th 2015 at around 11:00. TWO PROS: #1 Lots of animals just roam around the walking trail. #2 You can feed most of the animals who roam and who are in the cages and enclosures. LOTS OF CONS: All of the cages are rusted, and the grounds are very depressing.... More 

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Lilburn, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

What isn't there to like about a shaded, winding mile path through deer, chickens, friendly squirrels, fat pigs, donkeys, goats, and the like? This is a kid's paradise. Bring lettuce, crackers, and a $1 bag of dry peanuts and everyone will be your best friend.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place should be shut down, animals look poorly cared for, staff were either extras in dusk till dawn or off deliverance. It is just wrong, we are regular visitors to Atlanta and have been here once and will never go again. Don't go here, please just don't, if you go and look then use the washroom first before you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I can't believe this place is still allowed to be open. It's very delapidated, grotty and shabby and the enclosures for the Bears, Bobcats , foxes, coyotes and some of the other wild animals would look at home in a third world zoo as they are nothing more than concrete cages; small and depressing. Some of the animals look poorly... More 

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