Giraffe Ranch

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38650 Mickler Rd., Dade City, FL 33523 38650 Mickler Rd., Dade City Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Closed All Hours
+18134823400
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    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Report | 7 months ago
What an amazing experience. I cant wait to go back!!! Unforgettable. And great for all ages!
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Report | 3 years ago
Absolutely fantastic and unique experience!! The owners are so great, knowledgeable and dedicated and their joy is contagious!
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Report | 3 years ago
We had a great time. It was very educational and hands-on. We loved feeding the lemurs, giraffes, and rhinos.
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Report | 3 years ago
The staff was great. The experience was wonderful. We highly recommend a visit.
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Report | 3 years ago
They have an amazing facility and are great with the visitors
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Report | 3 years ago
Until I saw the Groupon, I had never heard of this place. I thought it was great! It was very educational and informative in a personal, tutorial setting. I will definitely return and will share my unique experience with all of my friends and family. Definitely visit Giraffe Ranch if you have the chance!
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Report | 3 years ago
This was the most informative for my husband, my grand girls plus myself. It was fun watching the faces of everyone on our tour. The owners were terrific. I would go again. Thanks to Groupon.
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Report | 3 years ago
Just didn't know about the Ranch but it was one of the best experiences ever.
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Report | 3 years ago
Very unique experience , would highly recommend it!
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Report | 3 years ago
We had a great time at Giraffe Ranch! Excellent experience there and the owners/employees were very knowledgeable and friendly. I think admission is worth the Groupon price, however I think it is too expensive at full price (for what you get).
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The husband and wife owners of Giraffe Ranch wake up each morning to the squawks, chirps, and growls of rhinoceroses, hippos, ostriches, and a menagerie of other exotic animals. After feeding their giraffes, they tend to the cattle and collect eggs from their free-range chickens that cluck across their 47-acre combination of a working organic farm and a wildlife preserve accredited by the Zoological Association of America. Encompassing four ecosystems, the preserve sprawls under 400-year-old oak trees and across native orchards into wetlands filled with nesting sandhill cranes. With the aid of their son, the owners lead tours through habitats for endangered or otherwise extinct African and South American animals, walking past pens of African crested porcupines, guinea pigs, fossa; as well as lemurs that guests can feed by hand or T-shirt cannon. Their tours never follow the same path, instead changing to skirt around grazing goats or to meet a brood of newly hatched baby ostriches.

Not content to simply lead guests on relaxing strolls, guides also load passengers into four-wheel-drive safari trucks—custom built by the owner after vehicles used in Africa—or onto the backs of camels for extended preserve tours that showcase larger game such as Indian rhinoceroses, pygmy hippopotamuses, llamas, and antelopes. Guides also steer tours toward feeding times, encouraging passengers to pass leaves to the preserve's namesake giraffes from the truck. An onsite shop boasts shelves of glass art, plush lemurs and giraffes, and T-shirts—many designed by the owner's wife—alongside handcrafted African decor. Shop staffers also proffer organic fertilizer, organic free-range eggs, and grass-fed beef harvested on the farm.

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