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Giraffe Ranch

#1 of 14 things to do in Dade City Features Animals
38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523-6833
+1 813-482-3400
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I had reservations for October but couldn't attend because of hurricane Matthew, Eileen (sorry it... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
via mobile
Very good experience

Our three grandchildren ages 3,5,7 all enjoyed the Ranch, each for their own reasons. Although they... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Pembroke, Canada
via mobile
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38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523-6833
+1 813-482-3400
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I had reservations for October but couldn't attend because of hurricane Matthew, Eileen (sorry it didn't got your name right) was so nice accommodating us for march since I live outside the US. We did the bus tour and it was so worth it. They...More

1  Thank lizakq
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Our three grandchildren ages 3,5,7 all enjoyed the Ranch, each for their own reasons. Although they were a little nervous coming face to face with the giraffes and eventually feeding them cabbage leaves, I think they were proud of themselves for having overcome their initial...More

Thank tawnyy
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I selected Giraffe Ranch for a family birthday celebration after saving a brochure. The owner is a former Lowry Park Zoo director with world travels and lots of local history and animal knowledge. He and wife run the tours with options of Segway, open safari...More

1  Thank travelingtummy2014
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing. I went here with my mom. I cannot tell you how blown away I was. At first when we got there I heard the otters crying but instead of assuming they were starving I ASKED the woman who worked there why...More

Thank Danielle N
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Our daughter loves giraffes so we were thrilled to learn about Giraffe Ranch and it's only 45 minutes from where my in-laws live. I cannot say enough about our experience. It was AMAZING! My daughters took a camel ride and it was not simply "a...More

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Overpriced! I felt they charged for each activity and I believe should be included . They kept everyone waiting while each group did eg camel ride & various feedings of all types. Owners were very knowledgeable but I truly believed they took advantage of each...More

Thank Ann O
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We took the 2 ½ hour morning tour of this wonderful private wildlife preserve. I have never considered paying $70 for a guided tour but this was excellent and I plan to return to the Giraffe Ranch every year I visit my parents in Florida....More

2  Thank Lois T
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This private wildlife preserve has an excellent & very wide variety (see very detailed review by glomorrone from Nov 2016) of African, Asian and American animals all well cared for with generational sustainability practices encouraging natural breeding and herd growth. We took the basic combo...More

2  Thank Daniel T
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

One of the most amazing places we've ever visited and will do it again. Read all the reviews. They're all true!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our family (ages ranging 2 - 62) totally enjoyed this experience. We didn't pay for any of the extra options, but had fun watching others feed and bathe the animals anyway. It's pricey, and no discounts for kids or seniors...but well worth it! Best of...More

3  Thank jig1952
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Is the cost the same for all ages? We will have two little ones with us. One is 20 months and the other is 4 years.
18 January 2017|
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Response from Joiceynufc | Reviewed this property |
You will have to contact the owners as we visited as a party of adults.
How long in advance do I need to make reservations?
18 August 2016|
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Response from Central_Florida_MJH8 | Reviewed this property |
We were able to get in with about one weeks notice. Earlier would be better though.
What is the cost and other details for the camel rides?
15 May 2016|
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Response from Cheryl W | Reviewed this property |
Need to go to their website! It was a trip if a lifetime 😍