We've been to this camel ranch/dairy twice. They don't always let people in and have a scheduled tour (usually on Sundays at 1 pm) so check the website first. We took my in-laws from Missouri since it happens that they are in town and in the area. They absolutely love it.
The owner of the ranch is a couple who love animals. Gil is the camel expert. They talked about camels, the breeding habits, milk, behaviors, etc. These are not a commercial business. They are a family business with minimal people who work in the farm. It is very educational. No camel ever spit on us or kick us. They are all docile and friendly. The show only costs $10 per person and $8 for seniors.
They told us how the babies were born and how the mating was done. They showed us how to milk the camel and that the milk is not approved for a human consumption by FDA so they cannot sell or let us taste it. However, they made soaps from the camel milk. Kids can ride the camel after the shows.
Nancy also gave us a short bird show with a cuckatoo. Both show the bird and camels were very entertaining and educational.
After the show we went to Julian to eat some pies.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.