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“The Zoo is a better bet”

Babcock Ranch Preserve
Reviewed 3 January 2006

We visited Babcock on December 28 with our two children aged 4 and 7 and my parents. The tour is billed as an "eco adventure" - ironic since there is not much adventure involved and the ranch's activities (mining, forestry, vegetable growing) are not terribly helpful to the local environment.

The bus ride through a small portion of the property leads to encounters with such dangerous wild animals as cows and pigs. The children got to touch a baby alligator (kept in a box on the bus) and see two caged cougars.

To be fair, we did see a lot of alligators and some herons, the two-block trek through the watery swamp was pretty, and the guide was knowledgable.

However, for $19 per person there are other attractions in the area that are cheaper and more interesting.

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