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“Fantastic experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giraffe Ranch

Giraffe Ranch
38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523
(813) 482-3400
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Dade City
Type: Ranchs
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Owner description: Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Northampton, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place is great for people of all ages. Got to feed giraffes and lemurs (pay the extra money for the lemurs, it is entirely worth it). The owners are incredibly knowledgable and have decades of experience with these types of animals. Learned a ton and had a great time seeing all sorts of different animals.

Visited November 2012
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Alex S, Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for the excellent review! We really appreciate the feedback. Come back and see us again soon!
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Richmond, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience the Second Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had the great pleasure of experiencing Giraffe Ranch for a second time using a groupon. We are from Indiana and I have a son in St. Petersbug, Fl. and when I saw that groupon had another trip to Giraffe Ranch we immediately purchased! The owner's son is now working at the Ranch and he was so enjoyable. The son was very educated of all the animals, we enjoyed him so much because he took time, explained things to us or if we ask a question he was there to answer each and every person and was not in a rush. I told his Father how much we enjoyed him. I would highly recommend young, middle age or elderly to go to Giraffe Ranch. What an expereience to be able to feed the giraffe's and see all the animals up close. It was also neat to pet the camels and talk to their caretakers. They were above great! We are senior citizens and felt like children at a wonder ranch!

Visited October 2012
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Alex S, Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
First off, I'm the son, so thanks very much for the kind words! Our aim is to please visitors to where they will want to return to our ranch, and we're so happy to hear we've accomplished this with you and your family! We look forward to seeing you again!
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St. Petersburg, FL
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Enjoyable visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

We had never heard of this place until a Groupon came out for it. We took our two young sons and enjoyed the visit. Many places have similar animals but it isn't often that you can get this close and personal. Feeding girrafes is a pretty cool experience. It seems like it would be kind of pricey without the discount but we liked it.

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Alex S, Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
We are glad you had an enjoyable visit. Come back and see us again soon!
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

First to those who rated it poorly because they could not use their groupon I say shame on them! We had No issues and the owners are awesome people who are not only intelligent loving animals owners but truly care about the ranch, animals and guest!! Me and my 12 and 15 yr old nephews had an awesome time!! We got to see rhinos from 4ft away while the owner hand feed and pet them! Zebras, ostrich and cattle came right to the truck. We saw warthogs and baby hippos, all the animals are treated great and part of their family!! Thx for letting us join today

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Alex S, Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for the kind words! Hope to see you and your nephews again soon!
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“I Fed a Giraffe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We just completed a camel tour at your ranch this afternoon and cannot stop talking about the great time we had. Lex did a great job with information before the tour. The tour on camel back was a lot of fun; especially watching Omar scratch his head against my boyfriend's side whenever we stopped! Doofus was all about getting his head under my hand too for a good scratch whenever there was an opportunity. These "personable" camels definitely added a great touch to the tour. Our tour guide Eddie did an outstanding job giving us details of each animal we were viewing and specific information on the animals you had; the story about the ZDonk was so funny! How do they get all of these animals to be so involved in the tour? Its almost like they know we are there and they are putting on a show. All of the animals seemed to enjoy the process of being seen (and heard) and ALL of them came to greet us. The most incredible part of the tour was the giraffe feeding. What an amazing way to spend the day! We would highly recommend touring this ranch.

Visited October 2012
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Alex S, Manager at Giraffe Ranch, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thanks for your swell review of our camel expedition! I will be sure to pass along your feedback to your guide Eddie—he will be glad to hear you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon!
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