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The Lazy 5 Ranch

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janmorris wrote a review Yesterday
Marathon, Florida63 contributions15 helpful votes
We made the drive from Lenoir yesterday and it was totally worth it. We paid #11 each at the gate and also purchased 2 buckets of food. We went in our Jeep which made this drive through animal ranch absolutely fantastic. At the very front gate the most aggressive animals hang out. By aggressive I don’t mean mean. They just know people mean more food. They are real animals so be careful with your bucket of food. I saw a few buckets are on the ground and I can only assume it was from someone holding the bucket for the animal to eat and it got knocked or pulled outbid their hands. We actually had extra cups in our jeep so I filled them with food so we could feed the animals with them and not have to hold to big buckets for them to knock over or try to grab. We had a blast and loved to be able to feed and pet these animals. All the animals did look well cared for. I’ve read reviews that they where dirty and full of flys and ticks. HELLO, this is not Disney World. Real animals get dirty and have flys on them. Aka natural setting!!!!! Anyone who loves animals and would love to be just a little closer to see and randomly feed a buffalo, Zebra, cows, emu, pigs lamas etc. this place is for you We spent about 2 hours om the drive through. The wagon ride wasn’t available due to Covid but Being we went in our Jeep I would not have chosen to do that anyway. Saw people that came in a pickup truck and that looked like so much fun also. Biggest tip I can give is 1 buy more food then you think. We bought 2 buckets for two of us to share. We totally should have bought 4 2. Save some food for the giraffes. They are close to the end.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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RADIOBOY23 wrote a review Oct 18
Charlotte, North Carolina70 contributions10 helpful votes
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We visited The Lazy 5 Ranch today (10/17/2020) and it was an absolute blast! I personally put this off for as long as I could since my wife has been asking to go to here for months now. I though it was just an old farm with a few farm animals mixed in with a few exotic animals. I was 100% wrong! We decided to go this morning and arrived at 10am. We paid $11.00 per person and drove in. Their really was not a wait and the weather was beautiful so that helped as well. I am not sure what the negative reviews are all about as maybe they were expecting to take their kids to Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. I’ve been there and this place was a lot more fun as the animals actually come up to you, so you can feed and pet them. I’m a clean freak, so be prepared to wash your car afterwards as you will drive on a dirt path and the animals will stick there heads inside you car which was fun to experience. These animals were well fed and taken care of, so once again I’m not sure what these negative reviews are about. Some are farm animals (cows, goats, pigs (and babies), donkeys, buffalos, deer, etc) so they may be dirty as I’ve never personally seen a clean goat anywhere. The exotic animals (zebras, giraffes, kangaroos, etc.) appear to be clean. My suggestion is to go early and visit their Face Book page as they give you wait times. If you go late in the day then expect to wait, so don’t complain. Take plenty of pictures and videos. Overall, we have a great time and their is absolutely no reason to not give The Lazy 5 Ranch 5 Stars!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Britt wrote a review Sep 2020
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My family outing quickly turned into an unsatisfactory event. The animals were very dirty and looked uncared for. The amount of flies and ticks on the animals were extremely disgusting. Also, with all of the land on this property and the length of time it took us to drive through, you would think that they would provide a better scenery to experience. Full of mud and nasty swamp looking water. I will not be returning and would not recommend this place to anyone!! As my 7 year old said " mom this is boring"!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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bobos24 wrote a review Sep 2020
Greensboro, North Carolina71 contributions9 helpful votes
Finally made that hour drive to Lazy 5 and no regrets (except a dirty car 🤣). The teens and small kids thoroughly enjoyed it along with the adults!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Colin O wrote a review Aug 2020
Indian Land, South Carolina179 contributions95 helpful votes
Came here during the week (was told weekends are crazy busy) and although it was a little pricey, I felt it was well worth it. Came shortly after it opened and experienced barely any waits throughout the park. It was a little slower at some points when the animals were grouped together, particularly at the front. Made it through the entire safari in about 90 min. We didn't feed the animals because we had our kids look out the back of our trunk instead. Regardless, animals will get right next to your car (and for cars that were feeding, they were often sticking their heads right in!). A little stressful, especially at the beginning that the animals might scratch the car, but they were very well behaved. Some of the highlights include the giraffes, zebras, water buffaloes and some Texas longhorns. The kids loved it and already can't wait to go back!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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