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Babcock Ranch Preserve

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Punta Gorda, FL
+1 800-500-5583
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Really a great place to see Old Florida

This was a great tour of a preserve and working ranch. This is a nice change-of-pace from a typical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
784williamew
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North Port, United States
Back at the Ranch

I took my grandson, his girlfriend and great-grandson to Babcock Ranch on Tuesday and had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BonitaB43
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“babcock ranch” (26 reviews)
“old florida” (19 reviews)
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Punta Gorda, FL
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+1 800-500-5583
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"babcock ranch"
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"old florida"
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"small alligator"
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"florida panther"
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"old school"
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"school bus"
in 7 reviews
"real florida"
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"cracker cattle"
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"great tour"
in 8 reviews
"small lake"
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"tour guide"
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"wild hogs"
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"rainy season"
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"bannock"
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"minute tour"
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"cypress trees"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour of a preserve and working ranch. This is a nice change-of-pace from a typical beach destination. This is great for kids as well. I was surprised regarding the history, as well.

Thank 784williamew
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grandson, his girlfriend and great-grandson to Babcock Ranch on Tuesday and had a wonderful trip. It is definitely a good place to visit and learn about "old" FL. Lynn was our guide and gave us a lot of information about the area...More

Thank BonitaB43
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a large group for lunch---food was moderately priced but not the best I've eaten. However---there is an ice cream shop with the best Moose Tracks I've ever had. Worth the drive for that.

Thank William S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a driver called gator Rob! He was amazing!! Funny and very informative. We saw gators, birds, cattle, and a cougar!! 😱😱😀 our 6 year old had an amazing time!! We loved our experience. We saw so much. The driver was awesome. It was...More

Thank Hans T
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

This place is kind of scary - is this solar city the new utopia or another Jurassic Park? Personally I couldn't wait to get out of there

1  Thank julieharley01
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This area is amazing, with an unexpected abundance of water (large, meandering lake) and miles of scenic drive. Quite surprised at the lack of people - we nearly had the Preserve to ourselves save for one or two fishermen. Great place to relax or have...More

2  Thank Ann G
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This was so informative. The tour guide was so pleasant and we believe has a true love for this place. The history of the land has such immense background you will be shocked of how it all came about. The alligators to birds and many...More

1  Thank M9250CHvisitor
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

While the tour through the diffetent eco systems was amazing. The best part of the trip was being treated as guest into someone's home. This is not your average tour. Our guide was very enthusiastic while introducing us , by name, to the diverse number...More

1  Thank Francisco A
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We were visiting Port Charlotte and decided to take an early morning tour on this old school bus. Jeff was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun. We saw many alligators resting on the bank as well as farm and...More

Thank Carly M
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Love it!😃 It is a beautiful preserved park. I enjoyed the safari ride,and the their lunch was delicious.Thanks. 😎

1  Thank Pilar L
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MarcoIslandWoman
15 March 2018|
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is a Babcock Ranch Sustainable City, a development of new homes and a sustainable solar community. If you are thinking of relocating, this is probably what you want to see. There is ALSO Babcock Ranch Eco Tours... More
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Lovetotravelround
24 February 2018|
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so. This is a working ranch.
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yaz001
1 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda T | Reviewed this property |
It is a 90 minute tour. We purchased our tickets through Groupon (they are often on there) and they were 4/$40.
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