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Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch

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Address: 11670 Massey Rd, Pilot Point, TX 76258
Phone Number: (940) 686-4600
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Good for little kids

Small enough as to not be tiring or overwhelming to a 5 year old. Nice, friendly staff and a pleasant afternoon. She got a lot of hands on interaction. The little one enjoyed it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My family and I spent a wonderful afternoon at the Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch. The operator, Scott, showed us around the property while describing the animals and explaining their stories. Scott went out of his way to make my little girl of 9 years feel comfortable around all the different types of animals, including the snakes. The ranch has a mixture... More 

Thank Travelair36
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111 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Small enough as to not be tiring or overwhelming to a 5 year old. Nice, friendly staff and a pleasant afternoon. She got a lot of hands on interaction. The little one enjoyed it and I enjoyed watching her.

Thank Roadling
Kansas City, Kansas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We visit sharkarosa every time we come to Dallas. We love getting to see the animals up close. The owner is super friendly and gives his business the personal touch. Don't miss out on eating in the restaurant with the attached bear cage. The Thai-inspired pizza with rasberry/peanut sauce is hands down my favorite pizza anywhere! !! Wish I could... More 

Thank reneekw
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

My most recent visit was half as good compare to my first visit one year ago. The biggest difference was the tram ride. Before the staff loaded up the buckets on the outside of the tram with food. There was more animal interaction then, in my opinion. Now you pay 3 dollars for a tiny bag of food. There was... More 

Thank kashena h
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Perfect place to take kids and relatives from out of town, the ride is the best part, wonderful to pet camels

Thank 613deborahp
Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The younger god daughter and her cousin loved the petting zoo, the teens enjoyed the meet and greets with the animals and the train ride into the larger pens to see the zorse (zebra/horse), the zedonk (zebra/donkey), the zebras and the two baby zebra, and the camels. If your kids are not the port-a-potty type use the bathrooms in the... More 

Thank JanHtx2015
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Loved seeing the kangaroos eat from a bottle during the show. I asked how the bears came to be at the refuge, and was told that when the bears were cubs someone unscrupulously charge people to get their pictures taken with them. When the cubs were rescued, they came to live at the refuge. She said all of the animals... More 

Thank Skye C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Most disgusting restrooms I've ever seen. Absolutely horrible. And it's not as big as made out to be. The two ladies working in feeding zoo had attitude towards each other in front of my child and I. Poor expierence. Do not get on barrel ride with young children. The lady spins the trains of barrels around as fast as she... More 

Thank Lynlyn2009
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We've been to Sharkarosa multiple times now and it just seems to keep getting better! They have a wonderful petting area where you can feed the animals. Riding the bus into the different pastures is always s cool experience though we've been a bunch of times...seems there is always something new or different to see and learn. If you go... More 

Thank Tina N
Keller, Texas
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We brought the kids here on a Saturday morning. Great place to visit! Horses, camels, lemurs, zebras and tons more, all very close up. The tram ride made the entire trip, the tram is a must-do! There's also pony rides, a restaurant, train ride, snow cones and gift shop. We'll definitely come again!

Thank CAtoTXFamOf4

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