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Two Tails Ranch

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My family visited Two Tails Ranch yesterday and we were really impressed by the hard work and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Port Charlotte, Florida
Daughter visit

My daughter and two of her friends from NY came to visit and I booked tickets to see the elephants... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diana A
West Babylon, New York
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18655 NE 81st St, Williston, FL 32696-3906
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 17, 2011

I loved All About Elephants at Two Tails Ranch. The owner, Patricia Zerbini, is from 9 generations of animal handlers and has connections throughout the world in exotic animal handling. You can tell, however, that she just LOVES elephants. Tours are available by appointment for...More

18  Thank NatureCoaster
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 16, 2014

This place is a SCAM. They make it seem as if these elephants have been rescued from abusive circuses where they are forced to perform. Then, when I got there, the woman made the elephant do tons of tricks that it would have had to...More

92  Thank ECF918
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience is a little overrated. Kind of a dumpy ranch with two show rings. Mostly local talent. The ranch cares for retired elephants so give them some money

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family visited Two Tails Ranch yesterday and we were really impressed by the hard work and dedication the owners put in to the well being and care of their elephants and various other animals.We learned all sorts of interesting facts about the plight of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and two of her friends from NY came to visit and I booked tickets to see the elephants sanctuary. Great place for children and to spend for educational purposes. My 9 yr old twins learned a lot about the elephants and if you...More

1  Thank Diana A
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This is NOT an elephant sanctuary! This is a woman and her family having elephants and other animals in small cages. These animals were purchased not rescued. This is nothing more than a zoo in a persons back yard. By going there you are enabling...More

5  Thank Krstn417
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Be warned: Two Tails Ranch is NOT a legitimate sanctuary/rescue. If you care about animal welfare or are visiting Two Tails Ranch to support elephant conservation efforts, I would encourage you to think twice before visiting this location. While I hope that my review can...More

7  Thank 278condor
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

This place supports the abuse of animals and they are affiliated with a circus. Guests are allowed to ride the elephants even though this is harmful to elephants and they have the animals do the same tricks they did in the circus as well as...More

12  Thank chalimar22
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Patricia does an amazing job!! The elephants are extremely well taken care of. The bond is just beautiful to see. Appointments are necessary and made a month or less in advance. This is an absolute must as these beautiful animals are highly endangered.

1  Thank Scubachick59
Reviewed July 18, 2018

I brought the Extreme Elephant Tour for my mother, it was a birthday present. It was one of the best gifts I ever got her. My mother, boyfriend and I had a wonderful time. Not only did we get to ride, wash, feed, pet, and...More

2  Thank arianaww
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

My daughter asked to visit for her 13th birthday. We loved every minute. We took the “extreme encounter” and really enjoyed the extras. We washed an elephant, took loads of close up and personal photos, rode one briefly, as well as other things. It was...More

Thank Beechgrl4
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

I paid for the extreme encounter and it was well worth it. All of the elephants are well taken care of and you can tell that the owner knows a lot about them. They are her babies and she takes care of them. It really...More

1  Thank Alyson B
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October 31, 2018|
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Response from ginniedroz | Reviewed this property |
There are several areas for camping/RVing. Gainesville is nearby and Ocala (Ocala National Forest). There is also Paynes Prairie State Park off I-75.
July 19, 2018|
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Response from arianaww | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The Extreme Elephant Tour lasted about 2 hours. After the regular tour and elephant ride, the Extreme tour continues with the elephant bath. That was the real fun experience. The elephant laid on her side and we used a... More
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June 18, 2018|
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Response from BeverlyN54 | Reviewed this property |
A visit to Two Tails takes careful planning. Read the website carefully and be patient. They don’t take reservations until two or three weeks ahead and will get a full schedule quickly. I think the cheapest ticket is... More