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Giraffe Ranch

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Address: 38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523
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+1 813-482-3400

Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa...

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What an amazing day !

We had a great day at Giraffe Ranch such an amazing place they make sure that they spend time with all their guests and they share their knowledge of there animals with all their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2014
Claire A
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

We had a great day at Giraffe Ranch such an amazing place they make sure that they spend time with all their guests and they share their knowledge of there animals with all their guests. They made our dreams come true by feeding the giraffes. The couple that own Giraffe Ranch are so passionate about what they do it really... More 

Thank Claire A
Melbourne, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

What a great experience! Even in the rain it was wonderful! The set up of the Ranch is done so nicely. We got up close to a wide variety of animals. Of course we fed the giraffes but also fed rhinos (which was super cool) and lemurs. The owners are so animal savvy and share their knowledge freely. I highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

Couldn't fault this place at all!! Lex and Elena are very knowledgeable about all of the animals in their ranch and seem to use a very hands on approach which, to me, seems to engage the animals more. We started off paying for the lemur feeding activity which was amazing and I would highly recommend! The lemurs are super friendly... More 

Thank GeeCalds
Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

took the family including two teenage girls and a five year old. Everyone enjoyed the knowledgeable presentations about Giraffes. The up close encounters with Lemurs are recommended and one of our party loved the camel rides. The second half of the visit is devoted to a mini safari which includes up close encounters with the Giraffes and Camels. There are... More 

Thank bermudacop
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

My boyfriend and I went for my birthday 6 days ago and had a "giraffe" of a time (please excuse the dad humor)! I am an avid animal lover and this place really delivers. There are so many places out there that just display their animals for show and it is very upsetting. It's obvious that the owners here really... More 

2 Thank Sarah L
Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Found this on Groupon.com, but due to a surgery, was unable to use the certificates before they expired. Was a bit upset that the owner would not honor the certificates that had expired the week before. However, was able to use them toward credit (the value of what I paid) toward the purchase of two full price tickets. Bit expensive... More 

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Park Ridge, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

I'm going to add one more accolade to the list of these afforded the Giraffe Ranch My wife and I had a completely delightful and absorbing day with Elena and her husband Lex at their wild life preserve. This is not a zoo. The experience is akin to an African safari. Lex, who formerly ran Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo has... More 

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Trilby, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

It is sad to see that some people have given this awesome place a few low ratings. I understand it can be challenging using a Groupon and booking a reservation but I hope more people will take care to read their Groupons and, also, realize what a great deal they are getting. People are coming from all over the world... More 

Thank Carrie P
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

A very welcoming and personal experience. We all enjoyed our day and learnt something new. So nice to get away from Disney and do something different on holiday. Great fun and great memories.

Thank Sarah B
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

If you are a giraffe lover, which my wife is, then this place is a must. We booked a jeep safari and shared this with a nice couple from New York, with a jeep that had plenty seats and gave us the feeling of a very private little group. The facility is more of a family home than what you... More 

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