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Babcock Ranch Preserve

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an eco-tour with diversity in all ways

As other reviewers have said it's a great tour. We took the 10:00 am tour lasting and hour and a half. Take bottles of water and snacks. You can buy them in the very neat gift... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2015
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2015

As other reviewers have said it's a great tour. We took the 10:00 am tour lasting and hour and a half. Take bottles of water and snacks. You can buy them in the very neat gift shop. We saw a variety of eco-systems from plains with cattle grazing, a bull that came up to our bus for snacks from the... More 

2 Thank QuakerBoy90
Punta Gorda, Florida
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took the "off-road" trip on a converted school bus. The driver was full of information about the history of the ranch and the local wildlife. Beautiful back country. Be sure to pet the alligator that rides the bus with you.

3 Thank Ron D
Starkville, Mississippi
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was one of the most enjoyable and educational afternoons during our trip! Perfect for families, or couples! The tour guides and employees are sincere people who really go out of their way to teach you about the preserve, and make the tour enjoyable. I can't wait to go back and repeat the tour! It was so neat to drive... More 

1 Thank KMcDanielJohnson
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a very interesting outing make sure you go you will not be disappointed. You will see a lot of wild life and the guide is very knowledgeable about the wild life and vegetation.

1 Thank Grandseven
Punta Gorda, Florida
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2015

We take our tourist friends here often. It gives them an instant understanding of Florida's diverse eco-systems and interesting flora and fauna. There is so much more than golf courses and Disney and this is the place to prove it.

4 Thank dredmonds
Hampton, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2015

Well run preserve showing Florida's wildlife. Interesting for kids as well as adults. Good place to see interior of Florida and land conservation.

1 Thank Janet K
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We went here for the first time a few days ago. It was wonderful. Saw lots of birds, alligators, and cattle. Our tour guide was great and very informative. Great spot for adults and kids alike.

4 Thank Amy M
Pembroke Pines FL
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2014

I absolutely loved this place. We came here on Christmas Eve and it was so magical and relaxing. We saw all of the animals we hoped to see and more. This is the real Florida and in the neighborhood you can find a lot of farmers markets and farmer stands , think local honey, strawberries, tangerines etc.

3 Thank Vanessa P
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2014

Babcock Wilderness Adventures is a great experience that everyone in my family appreciated, even though we all have different interests. It's an incredible immersion into actual Florida and an absolute contrast to the Disneyfication of everything else. We saw multiple alligators, so many birds, a Florida panther, and tons of beautiful foliage. It's absolutely worth the cost, and I'd go... More 

3 Thank es1977
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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100 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2014

Experience Florida's past where cattle was king, gators thrived in swamps, birds or many kinds migrated to nest, and nature dominated man. The tour was educational, informative, and very user friendly. Bring a camera to enhance the fun, especially, seeing a full grown wildcat in its natural setting.

4 Thank reymoore21

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