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Circle G Ranch: Wild Animal Park & Camel Safari

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Address: 831 Thorngrove Pike, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
Phone Number: 865-932-0070
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Come visit our beautiful 105 acre Wild Animal Park with over 500 exotic...

Come visit our beautiful 105 acre Wild Animal Park with over 500 exotic resident animals roaming freely in a natural habitat. See, view and feed hoof-stock from all over the world. Drive your own vehicle, ride our huge Safari Truck, Go caving or take part in our one-of-a-kind Camel Safari through our animal park. Prices are extremely affordable. Perfect for families, school/church groups or a scout outing. Check website for times, pricing and some reservations are required for certain adventures. Open 7 days a week (winter-weather permitted)Get up close to: Zebra, Water Buffalo, Camels, Aoudad, Deer & many more. Hope to see you soon!!

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Laid back animal fun

This is a big piece of beautiful land with all sorts of llamas, Bulls, zebras, pigs, etc, etc. They roam freely and you can drive through it or rent a big safari truck and feed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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orlando, florida
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orlando, florida
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a big piece of beautiful land with all sorts of llamas, Bulls, zebras, pigs, etc, etc. They roam freely and you can drive through it or rent a big safari truck and feed the animals. It really is so fun and laid back. Kids will squeal with delight, but hey, we as adults did too.

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Thank ayray2000
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

They stole 500 dollars from our debit/credit card. We have called over 36 times with only two responses. Which turned out to be lies. Once they have your number they reject your calls. This is not the only incident. They have stole thousands from other customers. I'm trying my best to expose them. Stay away from this place. They are... More 

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5 Thank James F
Lancing, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

My son-in-law and my two granddaughters visited here yesterday. Whilst they were in the area where the cars are parked my three year old granddaughter was bitten by one of the pigs that roam around. She was taken to hospital where it was discovered that the tendon in her finger was severed and the bite went down to the bone.... More 

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Thank Linda w
Central Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

PROS: Animals flocked to our vehicle the entire drive! None were hesitant to pop their heads in for treats (3 buckets for $10). Petting zoo was fun! Tiny piglets everywhere as well many other animals! Met one volunteer (12 years). He was only one working during our visit. He was pleasant to speak with and shared many fun facts about... More 

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Thank Floridian_Family
Ludlow Falls, Ohio
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

My family visited in March for spring break. Last week they processed my credit card for $423.05. I was at work in Ohio, not in Tennessee. Also phone records will show that I did not call them until after they charged my card. I called them over 20 times (no joke). I spoke with Gumby (owner), Krissy, and Emily. They... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Agree with the others, this is great fun for kids. Animals can be pushy and get their heads right in the car looking for food. Not a single one was aggressive. The road around is a little rough and make sure you have a vehicle with good ground clearance, or I think you can rent their jeep. And get the... More 

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Thank JohnT.tn
Maryville, Tennessee, USA
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

How can we not give our children the opportunity to touch, hear, and smell the animals we, up to know have only seen on television?

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Thank Cindyluuwhoo
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had the best time at the Ranch, the grandkids went crazy seeing all the animals...esp. when they stuck their head in the window..

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Thank MaggieMayes
United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We have been here twice and my kids love it!! Whenever we are in East Tn we will definitely be going here! My kids love animals and will tell you this is the highlight of their trip when going to the Gatlinburg area. I would recommend this for anyone that loves animals.

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Thank OB-nurse77
Knoxville, Tennessee
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a very unique place to take children for a fun afternoon. However, keep in mind that you're not driving into a zoo. There is not paved parking, snack bars, air conditioned bathrooms, gift shops, etc. This is a very rugged "safari" through the woods on a gravel road. It doesn't have much of a first impression, but that's... More 

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