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Circle G Ranch: Wild Animal Park & Camel Safari

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Address: 831 Thorngrove Pike, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
Phone Number: 865-932-0070
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Description: Come visit our beautiful 105 acre Wild Animal Park with over 500 exotic...
Come visit our beautiful 105 acre Wild Animal Park with over 500 exotic resident animals roaming freely in a natural habitat. See, view and feed hoof-stock from all over the world. Drive your own vehicle, ride our huge Safari Truck, Go caving or take part in our one-of-a-kind Camel Safari through our animal park. Prices are extremely affordable. Perfect for families, school/church groups or a scout outing. Check website for times, pricing and some reservations are required for certain adventures. Open 7 days a week (winter-weather permitted)Get up close to: Zebra, Water Buffalo, Camels, Aoudad, Deer & many more. Hope to see you soon!!
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We had the best time at the Ranch, the grandkids went crazy seeing all the animals...esp. when they stuck their head in the window..

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had the best time at the Ranch, the grandkids went crazy seeing all the animals...esp. when they stuck their head in the window..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We have been here twice and my kids love it!! Whenever we are in East Tn we will definitely be going here! My kids love animals and will tell you this is the highlight of their trip when going to the Gatlinburg area. I would recommend this for anyone that loves animals.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a very unique place to take children for a fun afternoon. However, keep in mind that you're not driving into a zoo. There is not paved parking, snack bars, air conditioned bathrooms, gift shops, etc. This is a very rugged "safari" through the woods on a gravel road. It doesn't have much of a first impression, but that's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We all had such a great time driving through we laughed until our cheeks hurt then laughed some more at the animals sticking their tongues or and poking their heads in the windows. HIGHLY recommend getting food to feed them. After driving through we spent a good little bit in the letting zoo definitely worth the price and hope to... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is the most fun my husband and I have had in a long time. The interaction with the animals is fun and so worth the money.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had the BEST time here. We went through twice in the same day it was so much fun. We laughed and laughed and enjoyed all the animals. Great time for all ages.

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We have been coming here for several years now and always have a great time. If you don't like getting dirty from animals, it is not the place for you. The zebras, cows, bulls, emus stick their heads in the car windows to try to get at the food, which is sold at the beginning of your drive thru adventure.... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

So I go TN several times a year and I had never heard of this place! While bumming around on Pinterest for some money saving tips for our upcoming trip I see this place on a Mom's blog and her pictures were hysterical. I immediately decided we had to make this trip. I'm so glad we did. The animals are... More 

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

These animals are a riot! We learned early on to not roll the windows down all the way or the animals will be in your lap! One llamas refused to move from the front of the van unless we fed him! Throw the food far for the horned animals or your car will get scratched. We took our 3 yr... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is the 2nd year we have gone on this safari. What a blast! The workers are very friendly and the animals are sweet. We were warned about the big black cow. She will stick her head in your window and gobble your food. Right on! This is what we live for. She slammed her head into my wife's lap... More 

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