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Yellow River Game Ranch

Address: 4525 Highway 78, Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone Number: 770 972 6643
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Lilburn
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Ranchs, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A 24-acre animal preserve with a wide variety of local species.
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Ranchs, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A 24-acre animal preserve with a wide variety of local species.

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

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Having gone there many time in the 1980's and the last time 5 years ago it's definitely not the place it used to be. That being said, it was a fun place to take my granddaughter. It's very rustic. The price was right, $15 for both of us and with taking our time and a visit to the playground afterwards... More 

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Lilburn, GA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have been going to the Yellow River Game Ranch my entire life. I have taken the kids here multiple times. Daycares around also bring the classes here. You can feed the animals and pet them. There are chipmunks that let you feed them throughout the wooded ranch. Deer will come right up to you and let you feed them... More 

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Athens, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Sad about the run down state we saw at what was once such a kid friendly place. The animals were hungry, lying or sitting in unsanitary conditions, and their water was filthy or non existent. Our group felt so badly for the animals. I hope someone who can take care of this situation sees these reviews and can help facilitate... More 

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PA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

First let me start with the good stuff. The animals are very friendly and my granddaughter had so much fun feeding them. It's not often that a peacock will eat out of your hand. The shade trees provide shelter from the blazing summer heat and it was a relaxing walk through the park. You can bring your own food to... More 

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Lilburn, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We absolutely loved the Peacock chasing the Rooster! Bring the kids or don't it is a fun and inexpensive experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I took my granddaughter and daughter to the facility. My daughter had been there many times growing up. It was a fun day as she recollected memories to her daughter about what it was like when she went as a child. They both enjoyed feeding the animals and seeing them up close. You can buy treats there to feed them... More 

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Brookwood
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you love animals; this is the place to go. We've visited this game ranch many times. We went this past Sunday for my grandsons birthday. His choice. The place has been forced to pen the deer who used to roam free. Absolutely unfair to game ranch. The animals roaming free never hurt anyone. They would come to you to... More 

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