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Dade City's WIld Things

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36909 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523-2204
+1 352-567-9453
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Dade City's WIld Things, Save your money, don't go! Over priced, cages to small, shady place!

I only wish I had read Magistrate Judge Amanda Sandone ruling. She said they should never be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
theshadow55
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hickory, pa
A wasted Drive for a sketchy place

Have not been inside the compound. According to the website they open at 2 on Sundays. got to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AjetsetUSA
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Lakeland, Florida
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Dade City's WIld Things is a zoo and natural botanical gardens. Visit our Dade City Gift Shop, featuring a zoo animal theme, While waiting for Tram ride to experience a once in a lifetime guided tour of over 150 animal exhibits. Hours of Operation: Tues - Sat. Gift Shop & Ticket Sales: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Offers 'Jungle Safari ride @ 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM (gates open 30 minutes before each tour) Visit our website for more info.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“baby tiger” (40 reviews)
“walking tour” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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36909 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523-2204
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+1 352-567-9453

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only wish I had read Magistrate Judge Amanda Sandone ruling. She said they should never be allowed to have tigers again. Her ruling confirmed that Wild Things owners violated a court order by transporting 19 tigers to Oklahoma to avoid a site inspection by...More

3  Thank theshadow55
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414sahtys414, Manager at Dade City's WIld Things, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

#Fakenews - as we currently have tiger cubs and PETA an American Terrorist Organization likes to control the media a narrative etc. There is no ruling and we have tigers and the Oklahoma facility is being investigated not us for the transport as he did...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have not been inside the compound. According to the website they open at 2 on Sundays. got to the gate, woman on speaker was very rude, and hung up on us after telling us to come back. Bad vibes from this place. We were really...More

4  Thank AjetsetUSA
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Different setup to schedule appointment. Every visit has to be booked. We felt a little strange going into the place. They were very paranoid the whole time we would take a photo or video. Or if PETA was going to raid them. But overall we...More

1  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

overall, this was a once in a lifetime experience. the tiger we played with was energetic and not forced to play with us. when he was tired, the staff member brought him back inside for a little while. the staff was less good, they were...More

3  Thank imposterhuman
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best little zoo's in Florida. I'm in love with the old "mom and pop" style zoo's. A more hands on approach. A living and caring staff, who genuinely care about the animals, there needs, and visitors questions! I would highly...More

1  Thank Olivia R
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

I wasn't sure what I'd find since I'd read a lot of mixed reviews but I thought I'd see for myself. We were on vacation and thought it might be a good way to spend a day. Everyone was so knowledgeable and great with answering...More

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

We had a great time. I heard a lot of mixed reviews, so I'm glad we went and saw it for ourselves to be the judge. My husband and I have visited zoos and sanctuaries all around the world, and this one was just fine!...More

1  Thank Andrea W
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

heard way too many bad things about this place. wish I had known before I went. they are breeding tigers for $$

10  Thank SnD_BT
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Amazing day out! Staff were knowledgeable and friendly and were able to answer any questions. Sadly, my family and I were the only visitors. It was quite surreal having just the four of us journey around the park on a bus with enough seats for...More

3  Thank xelliexgrittx
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

We visited August 15th (2017) as a family and had a fantastic time, the staff were all so knowledgeable about the (rescued) animals they have there and obviously have a strong bond with them, John who drove us round really knew his stuff and gave...More

4  Thank AJ503
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Green20156
January 4, 2018|
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Response from 414sahtys414 | Property representative |
Taxi is the only way I am aware of or Uber also is used
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Green20156
January 4, 2018|
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Response from SnD_BT | Reviewed this property |
I don't work for them so I do not have the answer, but you should search 'dade city wild things abuse' for recent articles. They have been in a considerable amount of trouble. They should be closed down by now, but if not... More
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Sue K
October 6, 2016|
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Response from Mymzee | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I am sad to say that I just finished seeing a video on how they obtain their baby tigers.. They take them from their moms and force them to swim and interact with people during these "experiences". I am very... More
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