Boyett's Grove, Brooksville
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I don't know where to begin. We happened to drive by this place one day a few months back. Looking for somewhere affordable to take the family i remembered this place. Its an older Florida roadside at... read more »
Boyett's is a Brooksville tradition from days gone by. There is delicious fresh fruit , souvenirs, a zoo and ice cream. What a delightful way to spend some time.
The place is not glamorous at all, nor is it modern. The staff is very nice and the animals look happy and clean. The prices is great and they give you (for a small fee) a bag to take with you to feed... read more »
I love to go here with my daughter. It's a wonderful, fulfilling experience. So much to do, so much to see. The owner's are really kind and gladly take donations ( money, food, tips, etc.). I was treated respectfully and my bad eyesight was taken into account. One of the workers helped me through the dinosaur cave very carefully and slowly, so I didn't trip and fall. For a low cost, it was worth it. I also came at a good time. They let the birds out from the cages for a bit. I wanted to go look at the snakes and reptiles, but the room was filled with huntsman spiders and I have arachnophobia.
Took our grandson there; 6 & 8 yrs old. They loved it. So many different things to capture their interests; dinosaurs, all the old times toys/souvenirs, panning for gold and the animals. They want to come back next year when they visit us again. My youngest left his drinking cup there and when I called (just before closing) Kathy was very helpful and willing to look for it. I returned the next day to search the shops and by the time I got Kathy had already found and set it aside for me. Great customer service. Very unique and a nice trip down memory lane.
I wanted to enjoy and really like this zoo. However we left feeling very sad for the animals here. I think maybe at one point this was a very well run place. Today unfortunately the circumstances are very different. I think the owners hearts are in the right place but there may just be to much for them to keep up. The animals are kept in very deplorable conditions and fed popcorn, stale bread, bananas and carrots and no water for most animals. The animals follow you about almost begging to be fed or for mercy. The raccoons were panting in the heat because of lack of water. The birds, all of them are a mess. The monkies just sadly sit and plead for affection. The camel and emu enclosures are way over grown and they appeared matted and dirty. The buildings housing the other animals are falling down around them. There was a pond full of turtles who all literally swam over to us and begged us to feed them, even climbing out of the pond to follow us. The alligator was huge and in a dirty enclosure and it was way to small for him. He was literally laying in a mud pond. The fish tanks were clouded and plagued by alegea. We actually watched a fish swallow another fish. We assume they have not been fed in awhile. The snake enclosure we avoided all together. The bird room was a sad building full of birds sitting in cages most of them sat alone with nothing to entertain themselves with. There were several who looked unhealthy and missing feathers. This building was a bit to warm and stuffy to be housing birds like this. There were areas that appeared the roof was about to fall in. The only area that looked to be well maintained was the putt putt golf I assume this is where they make most of their money. The store is a whole different story. It is filled with creepy mannequins that are dressed in different outfits. The store is a jumble of odds and ends. It was very dirty and dusty and lacks proper care. I left there with a since of sadness. Sadness for the animals with a real urgency to call and report this place to the proper people in hopes someone will come and help them out. It makes me sad to feel this way because I truly do think the owners hearts are in the right place and they want to do good. I just think it is just to big of a job for them and the animals are suffering because of it. I am sorry to have to leave a sad and negative feedback however today was a very depressing experience for us.
Wow what a pleasant experience, this should really be on your vacation to do map. This place is out in the middle of nowhere why you would never expected to have so much . It is an Orchard and a whole lot more. They have more memorabilia than you can imagine comma I do with some of the most beautiful healthy animals, I have some of the neatest atoms that are A Feast for the eyes and a great education for the kids. Depending on how much time you want to take expect an hour and a half to 4 hours to take in the sites. It is a zoo, it is a museum, it is a Orchard, it is an aquarium, it is a specialty nostalgic merchandise store, the store is very affordable & goes from room to room. This has been the best find & Jewel in the middle of nowhere, if you're the kind that doesn't enjoy the touristy things and like to get off the beaten path and see something different, this is the activity for you.
Love this place. Grew up coming here and it's so nice to see it hasn't changed much. Old Florida at its finest
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