Things To Do In Zephyrhills


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  • Giraffe Ranch
    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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    38650 Mickler Rd.
    Dade City, FL US
  • Pin Chasers
    For more than 50 years, family-owned Pin Chasers alleys have been adding perks to the bowling basics. Leagues for all skill levels, six-week lesson plans, and the immersive light shows of late-night Cyber bowling entertain families with the fundamentals. It's when the scoring systems—equipped with touchscreen consoles and customizable backgrounds—boot up or the automatic bumpers raise between turns that players might first take notice of their high-tech surroundings. As for service, the inviting staff hand out complimentary bowling shoes and socks, and will assist guests in picking out the right type of ball rather than noisily sandblasting one down to size when it doesn’t fit. The full-service cafes also manage to defy expectations by serving breakfast fare around the clock. Friendly employees and full bars span each of Pin Chasers' three locations, but other amenities differ. Visitors can aim cues at Veterans' four billiards tables, stretch their thumbs at East Pasco's arcade, or try to count all of Midtown's 50 lanes without first extracting their fingers from their bowling balls.
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    6816 Gall Blvd.
    Zephyrhills, FL US
  • Aquatic Adventures of Florida
    The PADI-licensed instructors at Aquatic Adventures of Florida teach new scuba divers to breath underwater and explore worlds filled with fish, vibrant coral, and other aquatic life. Over more than three decades, the instructors have trained thousands of divers and helped them earn certification in areas such as open-water diving. Aquatic Adventures of Florida also partners with Zeagle Express, who manufacture all manner of scuba equipment.
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    5858 Gall Blvd
    Zephyrhills, FL US
  • Ultimate Combatant Zombie Rush
    What would you do to survive if the dead began to walk?or worse, to sprint? Brave individuals can find out at Zombie Rush obstacle course. The apocalypse conveniently starts the moment runners set foot on the event grounds and receive the keys to their survival: three flags that the nearby zombies want even more than they want brains or a decent moisturizer. Participants must protect those flags while traversing five kilometers of muddy obstacles, ever wary of the shambling threats that lurk in the shadows. Alternately, they can sign up to be the shambling threats themselves, and have their zombie makeup applied by professional artists. No matter which faction they choose, everyone makes up afterward at the Compound, where beer is served, music is played, and performers re-enact thrilling perimeter breaches. The frighteningly fun run is one of the many events put on by Ultimate Combatant, an organization specializing in challenging mud races. With a founder and staff made up of firefighters, fitness experts, and members of the armed forces, the company's races aim to test participants' physical and mental prowess.
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    35353 Eiland Blvd.
    Zephyrhills, FL US
  • The 5k Zombie Run
    In a zombie apocalypse, running might be the human race’s only hope. The organizers of The 5k Zombie Run understand this better than most—after all, their 5K obstacle course is infested with undead of its own. Each brave soul who decides to make a run for it begins the race with three health flags and tries to reach the finish line with at least one flag intact. That’s no easy task, of course. The course twists through approximately 3.1 miles of wooded trails and swamps, but the obstacles are kept as secret as Fort Knox’s collection of gold-plated presidential diaries. The zombies, on the other hand, are not: hordes of shambling ghouls haunt the course, pawing at health flags and attempting to infect runners before they can make it to safety. Those racers who finish with at least one flag live to brag another day. Zombies have their own contest: the ghoul with the best costume wins a prize, and all zombies can run the course themselves after fulfilling their undead duties.
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    17951 Hamilton Road
    Dade City, FL US
  • Beef 'O' Brady's
    Beef 'O' Brady's is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes. Calories take a backseat at Beef 'O' Brady's, where low-fat anything is barred from the menu. Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right. For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to Beef 'O' Brady's' happy hour. At Beef 'O' Brady's, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. Call Beef 'O' Brady's for catering if you have a big event coming up. null Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Beef 'O' Brady's.
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    14136 7th St
    Dade City, FL US

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