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“A unique experience if you love animals”
Review of Oasis Camel Dairy

Oasis Camel Dairy
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Ramona
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed September 7, 2011

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.

4  Thank DebbieKTustin
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Reviewed September 11, 2009

This is not a highly structured, streamlined, commercialized experience. Be prepared for a very laid-back presentation by an earnest, very down-to-earth couple who love what they're doing. Their presentation is as knowledgeable about these strange beasts as it is engaging. Your experience will dispell misconceptions and leave you with a great conversation piece for the next party. Come prepared with questions--like how you can get some camel milk!
The one hour tours are only once a month, at the strange time of 6 p.m., Sunday evening, by reservation only. The one good thing about the time is that there's practically no traffic on the roads!
The dairy is situated in rolling hill country on an uncultivated property of bare earth and lots of weeds (which camels love) amongst otherwise beautifully manicured thoroughbred farms and groves of scrub oak. In addition to seeing a camel cow milked and a chance to get up close and personal with the herd (that are very tame and come running to be petted) you can buy the nicely scented camel's milk soap for truly unique gifts. This is a treat for the whole family.

5  Thank eshery
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