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Address: 38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523
Phone Number: (813) 482-3400
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Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa...

Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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Good day, educational but pricey

The owners are passionate & caring, exceedingly knowledgeable about the exotic animals. Much to absorb in a day but worth it. The giraffe tour is cool but if you want to Spend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lynn T
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Dade City
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Dade City
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The owners are passionate & caring, exceedingly knowledgeable about the exotic animals. Much to absorb in a day but worth it. The giraffe tour is cool but if you want to Spend less opt for the stadium seating tour. Great gift shop too.

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Thank Lynn T
Hot Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had NO idea there was a place like this ! We spent the day interacting with many animals like you see at the zoo, but we touched/ fed them. This is a MUST for all. The EXPERIENCES are well worth the price ! 🐯

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Thank Cheryl W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an incredible day there riding camels, segways and Safari trucks. The hands on feeding of giraffe, rhino, lemurs and otters was a once in a lifetime experience. Everyone there is knowledgable and entertaining. If you like animals you will love it!!!!

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1 Thank Merlin S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast at Giraffe Ranch! Spent a great day interacting with the animals and enjoying the educational tour. We highly recommend visiting Giraffe Ranch!

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Thank Sue S
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend their safari tours to kids and adults alike. Elena and Lex are experienced (~30 years) and hands-on. Savannah was great and two doggies were adorable. These people care for their animals and share lots of information (sometimes scientific) about animals, their behavior and surrounding environment. Animals looked healthy and happy. Animal enclosures are thoughtfully designed and has plenty... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the time and money to visit this ranch! Great variety of animals and the owners are so informative. Very hands on with lots of choices for feeding the animals. If you love giraffes then this is a must see!

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1 Thank smithann1
Black Diamond, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Giraffe Ranch last week for the first time and can't wait to bring my kids here! Actually got to hose down and hand feed a rhino. They are as gentle as puppies and love to be scratched behind the ears and will roll onto their backs! Who knew? The owners certainly did and explained why. Lex and Elena,... More 

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Thank jbrickwell
Chicago
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing that we had a free day when we visited Tampa, we stumbled upon this place while doing some online research. We LOVED our visit to the Giraffe Ranch. Its best to make reservations for your visit to assure you get the type of 'transportation' when going around the ranch. We opted for the camels. its a bit pricey but... More 

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Thank lilrox724
Portland, OR
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If riding a camel is on your bucket list (And if it isn't it should be), here's a great opportunity, while you feed giraffes, and go on a several hour African Safari, guided by one of the most informative and interesting person I've ever met (thanks Lex).

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Oviedo, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the giraffe ranch twice and both times it was wonderful. You see lots of animals up close and can interact with them. Feeding the giraffes is fun, but I think it is the people who run the ranch that make it such a great experience. They take you around and share tons of information and they... More 

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