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Circle G Ranch: Wild Animal Park & Camel Safari

831 Thorngrove Pike, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
865-932-0070
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Farms
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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!! « less
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Old Hickory
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The adults almost had as much fun as the kids. It is a farm with animals and all the sights, sounds and smells that accompany them. We will go back every time we come to the Smokies.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This place is soooooo much fun!! If you are an animal lover this place is a must visit! Me and my boyfriend visited today and I absolute loved it! Make sure you get as much feed as you can afford and save some for later if you plan on visiting the petting zoo!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There is no place like it! So much fun, and you will leave smiling! My only problem was about 5 minutes of the tour we saw NO animals, but other than that it was great! Be prepared that your car might get scratched or dirty! Can't wait to go back!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our family loves circle g ranch! We always laugh until our sides hurt! This is a hidden gem in the east knoxville area, which doesn't have much to offer in terms of attractions. Our kids beg to go to the ranch! Watch out for the emus! They know short cuts through the woods!!!! Just when you think they are out... More

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Lake City, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Every year we get to keep the grand kids for a whole week and this is one of the places they always want to visit. We got their at 10 AM when they open to try and avoid the heat. Took the ride and fed the animals as they come right to your vehicle and even stick their head in... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We loved our drive through the ranch. Animals weren't afraid to approach the car, but backed off if you rolled up the windows as instructed by staff. Everyone we encountered was friendly and happy to answer questions. We go stuck behind the safari vehicle at one point and the driver pulled over to let us pass. We appreciated that courtesy.... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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194 reviews 194 reviews
59 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Fun trip through the drive thru park. Selection of animals is limited compared to similar parks in the area. Petting zoo was a plus. Loved seeing the baby pigs and baby camels.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Be prepared for up close and personal animal encounters! We were welcomed by the friendly staff as soon as we drove in. We paid and got plenty of treats to feed to the animals. We went on the drive through safari first. As we approached the opening animals were waiting for us! Large bovines stuck their heads in our car... More

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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We wanted to do something that would entertain our 2 year old and this was definitely it! Not only did he have a great time but so did my husband and I! We pulled up and paid and the gentleman explained all the rules to us which were pretty simple to understand and follow. We pulled into the park area... More

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Thought we would have a great time, but there seemed to be many dangers including the cleanliness of the place and lack of caring by the employees. The animals smell so bad and are dirty to the point that I felt sick and had to leave early. I would recommend finding another place to take your family for a better... More

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