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Dade City's WIld Things

Features Animals
37237 Meridian Ave, Dade City, FL 33523-2204
+1 352-567-9453
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A must Florida Zoo to visit

This is one of the best little zoo's in Florida. I'm in love with the old "mom and pop" style... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Olivia R
Canby, Oregon
via mobile
So much fun!

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dade City's WIld Things is a non-profit sanctuary zoo and natural botanical gardens. Stop by and visit our Dade City Gift Shop, featuring a zoo animal theme, While waiting for our authentic trolley to take you on a short ride to the zoo to experience a once in a lifetime, walking tour of over 150 animal exhibits. Hours of Operation: Tues - Sat. Gift Shop & Ticket Sales: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 'Sunken Jungle Trek' Tours: 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM. Also offer 'Jungle Safari riding Tour: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Visit our website for more info.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“baby tiger” (40 reviews)
“walking tour” (33 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
37237 Meridian Ave, Dade City, FL 33523-2204

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Olivia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Lilac1932
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

2  Thank SnD_BT
Reviewed 22 August 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

1  Thank xelliexgrittx
Reviewed 19 August 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

2  Thank AJ503
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I booked a tiger swim with them on June 27th to do the swim on August 4th. On August 3rd, I got a phone call from the zoo saying the tiger outgrew the weight and we can either do a otter and bear swim, reschedule...More

2  Thank Madhur P
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

If you ask me this is a scam! They canceled our tiger cub swim the day before we were supposed to go, and said they would refund our money. The swim was for 6 people! We have been calling every single day and we get...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We drove for hours and had 7 people and was told for reasons they couldn't disclose that no one was allowed to see the animals. But if we wanted to come back from TN the next day we could see them. A complete waste of...More

2  Thank Rhonda K
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Did not enjoy my experience. The whole place saddens me. The animals should not be tormented by random strangers handling them no matter how cool that may seem. Please rethink your policies on animal care.

3  Thank wanderlustjourney
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12 February 2017|
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Response from bondfans | Reviewed this property |
Don't you think PETA have been there already ? they are as concerned as we all are but Dade city would not be allowed to trade if these animals were in danger or being ill treated, yes they could do with more cash to spend... More
16 January 2017|
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Response from Jsnyder5 | Reviewed this property |
Talk to the staff. See how they are involved and have buy in regarding the care of the animals. Don't judge on outward appearances.