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“Fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Babcock Ranch Preserve

Babcock Ranch Preserve
Punta Gorda, FL
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Punta Gorda
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Hop in their transport buggy and get a glimpse of a cracker outpost/farm. Interesting out of the way spot.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Wonderful tour. Highly recommend so that you can see "Old Florida."

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“A Place to see at least once!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

If you like animals, you need to try this place. The little cafe that was here was okbut i think it may have closed. The ride through the woods is in a old bus, be ready to get close to the out doors!

Visited November 2011
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Wilderness adventures!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

We visited Babcock in May 2011 as part of our two week Florida trip. My girlfriend and I are into animals and wildlife so based on other reviews we had to check this one out! Like said before Babcock is hard to find in the middle of nowhere. We drove from one direction past it and after 5 miles we realized that we missed it. They should place a bigger sign next to the road!

We made a reservation a couple of weeks before we went. It was very quiet with only 8-10 other people in our group. It was on a monday, I think the weekends can get pretty crowded.

The tour starts from a little "museum/visitor centre" The terain is huge (90,000+ acres) You get in a bus and the driver (also the host) will tell things about the wildlife. You can spot alligators, allot of birds and other animals. The tour is about 1,5 hour! The best thing is that the driver realy knows whats going on and stops the bus for the tourists to take pictures long enough.

I would recommend Babcock to everyone who doesn't want to spend there whole vacation near the beach!

Visited May 2011
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Aldergrove, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Lovely tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

Me and my 3year old son took this tour one morning. It was a lovely way to spend time together and we got to see some wildlife, my son was fascinated when they brought in the little alligator onto the bus. The staff were very friendly and we seen so much wildlife and got a history of the Ranch which was quite interesting!
I think when we return to the area i shall bring my husband along too, it is a lovely relaxing family tour!

Visited January 2011
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