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Circle G Ranch: Wild Animal Park & Camel Safari

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Address: 831 Thorn Grove Pike, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871-1726
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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First time

We had a great time! It was great for my granddaughter who is 7 and my mother who is 88 that liked it and didn't (to close for her). You got lots of food for the money. All i can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mee4172009
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Maryville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are local and regular visitors to this place. We always had a blast. I never worried about a lack of "exotic" animals--domestic livestock is plenty fun in our book-- and always thought the critters here looked fine. We'd almost always run out of food before we were done the drive-through because there was so much activity. It seemed a... More 

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Thank Nancy55184
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! It was great for my granddaughter who is 7 and my mother who is 88 that liked it and didn't (to close for her). You got lots of food for the money. All i can say everyone that goes will have a different opinion. But for us first time it was great.

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Thank Mee4172009
Sevierville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our children here around this time last year and it was great. We decided to take them again and it has really went downhill. Very dirty, and barely any animals at all! Not worth the time or money.

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Thank adnz1215
Dandridge, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was not a good experience for my family. Place is run down and there were few animals on the "safari". Grandchildren were very upset by the condition of a camel that was skin and bones and looked near death.

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Thank Graham N
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112 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For starters, I've seen a lot of reviews regarding lack of exotic animals. You can thank the federal government on the crack down on places like this not having exotic animals- the Feds are regulating this and has started recently. So now places like this have to adhere to federal guidelines. I too wished they had more animals and exotic... More 

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1 Thank Kevin W
Sevier County, Tennessee
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a warning to other innocent families looking to have a positive experience. We are return customers. The first experience over a year ago was fantastic. Lots of animals and a well-kept property. Today was a totally different experience. I felt sorry for the poor kid working there. Apparently he had been getting a lot of complaints and requests... More 

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4 Thank Tammy J
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

It was a fun couple of hours to visit this ranch. However, the ranch is different than showing on the web. To start with much fewer animals than list on their web, and the half of back the ranch has no animals at all. The road drive through the ranch is uneven, rough and often there are big pot holes,... More 

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Thank Apple C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We have gone to the Circle G Ranch several times over the years and love it. Sadly today their were barely any animals and the ones they had didn't look very healthy. Many of the animals didn't have any water. A baby goat was wondering around with diarrhea and getting it on itself and everyone. The water had been shut... More 

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Greenback
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163 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I was FLOORED at this place! 9 per adult, 7 per child plus pay for animal food. their "drive thru" safari was 1 cow, 4 donkeys, birds, goats & deer. or which all the deer were extremely sickly looking (I am an animall person as well, so this is educated opinion). thank god I had a truck cause if you... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This is about the 8th time I have visited Circle G with my family. It has always been a fun place to go. This place is having a ton of issues currently that I hope they resolve. If not, they will be closed before too long. You need cash to enter. When you pull up to the window it says... More 

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