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Circle G Ranch: Wild Animal Park & Camel Safari

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Address: 831 Thorngrove Pike, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
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+1 865-932-0070
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Come visit our beautiful 105 acre Wild Animal Park with over 500 exotic...

Come visit our beautiful 105 acre Wild Animal Park with over 500 exotic resident animals roaming freely in a natural habitat. See, view and feed hoof-stock from all over the world. Drive your own vehicle, ride our huge Safari Truck, Go caving or take part in our one-of-a-kind Camel Safari through our animal park. Prices are extremely affordable. Perfect for families, school/church groups or a scout outing. Check website for times, pricing and some reservations are required for certain adventures. Open 7 days a week (winter-weather permitted)Get up close to: Zebra, Water Buffalo, Camels, Aoudad, Deer & many more. Hope to see you soon!!

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I visited with a 7 year old boy and a 4 month old boy the seven year old loved it. There were lots of animals, my favorite are the zebras. The emu are pretty aggressive one chased... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I visited with a 7 year old boy and a 4 month old boy the seven year old loved it. There were lots of animals, my favorite are the zebras. The emu are pretty aggressive one chased the car and I was bitten by a duck don't try to hand feed them. Some parts of the trail is bumpy. The... More 

Thank Ronster8000
Corbin, Kentucky, United States
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We took our group of 7, including our 2 children in wheelchairs on the safari ride. The dirt road was in pretty rough shape and does need serious work. We drug bottom several times in my van. However, our children were thrilled to feed and touch several large animals. The animals are not shy and come right to your car... More 

1 Thank Terina B
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was BY FAR the best thing my boyfriend and I did on our Tennessee trip. The feed went a little quick for my liking, so I would definitely buy more next time. But, we were dying laughing from beginning to end. The animals put their heads right in the car (careful for the emus, though, they can be aggressive).... More 

Thank Niki Z
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Do NOT do this. We went on the camel safari, and my sister was bucked off one of the camels and was taken to the emergency room. We hadn't even reached the trail yet when she was hurt. She could have been hurt much worse than a big gash in the head. The staff didn't even call 911, and was... More 

Thank Jlfereday
Maryville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We are local and regular visitors to this place. We always had a blast. I never worried about a lack of "exotic" animals--domestic livestock is plenty fun in our book-- and always thought the critters here looked fine. We'd almost always run out of food before we were done the drive-through because there was so much activity. It seemed a... More 

1 Thank Nancy55184
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time! It was great for my granddaughter who is 7 and my mother who is 88 that liked it and didn't (to close for her). You got lots of food for the money. All i can say everyone that goes will have a different opinion. But for us first time it was great.

Thank Mee4172009
Sevierville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our children here around this time last year and it was great. We decided to take them again and it has really went downhill. Very dirty, and barely any animals at all! Not worth the time or money.

Thank adnz1215
Dandridge, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This was not a good experience for my family. Place is run down and there were few animals on the "safari". Grandchildren were very upset by the condition of a camel that was skin and bones and looked near death.

Thank Graham N
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134 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

For starters, I've seen a lot of reviews regarding lack of exotic animals. You can thank the federal government on the crack down on places like this not having exotic animals- the Feds are regulating this and has started recently. So now places like this have to adhere to federal guidelines. I too wished they had more animals and exotic... More 

1 Thank Kevin W
Sevier County, Tennessee
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This is a warning to other innocent families looking to have a positive experience. We are return customers. The first experience over a year ago was fantastic. Lots of animals and a well-kept property. Today was a totally different experience. I felt sorry for the poor kid working there. Apparently he had been getting a lot of complaints and requests... More 

4 Thank Tammy J

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