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Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

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My husband and I came for a Saturday tour. The animals look happy and healthy and the tour is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gainesville, Florida
Amazing and Informative

Intimate and informative tour. Highly recommend. I’ve been to many zoos and you don’t get this type... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
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Not for profit exotic animal rescue and endangered species animal park and breeding center. Large beautiful nature park with 28 species, over 75 animals including big cat feeding demonstrations.
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8528 E County Road 225, Gainesville, FL 32609-4324
+1 352-468-2827
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came for a Saturday tour. The animals look happy and healthy and the tour is informative. Feeding and petting Henry the rhino was such a treat. After the tour I did the baby lemur experience. I expected maybe feeding it or...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Intimate and informative tour. Highly recommend. I’ve been to many zoos and you don’t get this type of interaction there.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Took my Grandchildren and they were thrilled. It is such a nice place, the animals are all well cared for, the staff is knowledgeable and very helpful and interested in providing a really great tour. It really is a special place and a wonderful experience!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

Went there with family from out of town. The up close contact with the well cared for animals could not be beat. This is NOT a Zoo. This is an animal encounter guided tour with experts who know everything about their animals. Keeper Katie was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed July 27, 2019

Today was quite a treat! The tour guide( Isaiah) was phenomenal and we got to see amazing animals at a close up and personal distance. They have a large variety of different species of cats and they were all very lively and interactive. You must...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

Caring owners. Knowledgeable staff. Well care for animals. This is how a nonprofit should operate. We went on the Saturday 10am tour.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

What an awesome opportunity to see well cared for exotic animals! This is a compassionate environment with a huge variety of animals. Thankful there is a place like this to advocate for rescued animals.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

The Wildlife Conservation Foundation really cares for their animals. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

My son Alex had an awesome day of camp learning of all the cool creatures at Carson Springs from his camp counselor Isaiah. Alex will definitely go back again when this opportunity comes around again. The facility is so well set up and every thought...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Mlnymnd1970
Reviewed July 13, 2019

Great place for the family to learn about wildlife conservation and see the animals up close. Katie was an awesome tour guide. Very informative tour and getting to see the large cats get fed up close is really cool.

Date of experience: July 2019
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April 5, 2019|
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Response from fcl394 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I dont think there are any wheelchair or carts for rental. The admission area is just a tiny hut .
April 5, 2019|
Response from April P | Reviewed this property |
No, you will need to provide your own.
June 28, 2018|
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Response from charlestonbelle2015 | Reviewed this property |
You would have to call or email them to ask.