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Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Gainesville

(4.9/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
Founded by Christine and Barry Janks who donate their time and land to the animals. There are no paid administration employees. 100% of all donations goes directly to animal care, food and housing.
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  • I visited this park when they had their open house. I have to admit it was a super nice day! The animals are well cared for and staff is ready to answer any and all questions! Great place to see and 1...  more »
  • This accredited facility is a marvel! The grounds are gorgeous, the enclosures are beautiful and immaculate, and the animals are cared for by professional zookeepers. So many wonderful wild cats and o...  more »
  • The tour was very informative, took about 2 hours. Was well worth the $25 per person considering you could tell the conservation is caring for the wildlife compassionately and properly. The have a Spr...  more »
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  • Our family greatly enjoyed our tour of the refuge. The tour was on foot, and we were able to get very close to many of the rescued animals. The whole setup was very accommodating of small children, allowing them to have a unique animal experience while safely separated by the enclosures and the fences around the viewing areas. The staff was friendly and the owners were even on hand, greeting and interacting with visitors. Be careful of the directions provided by GPS navigation systems; ours led us to a locked gate on a dirt road. The actual entrance is on the main road, has a sign, and an automatic gate. Use he directions on the website. Drive slowly and follow the signs once through the gate.
  • Our school had an awesome time!!! The tour guides were great and they kept the children interested in the tour. I would recommend everyone to visit Carson Springs!!!
  • My husband and I stopped at Carson Springs as the first stop for our honeymoon, and we could not be more pleased. It was an unforgettable experience. Emily and Alex led us through the sanctuary and allowed us to have time to spend with each animal. As a teacher, I loved how the information about each animal was shared with us as well as the back story. We cannot wait to return! I have so many stories to share about these magnificent creatures. Make sure you schedule a tour so you can go and meet Gator, Sugar Bear, Sammer, Dexter and countless others, and even Cricket and Mike the barn cat. We will definitely be back to meet Henry who will be there soon.
  • This place is great!!! We came here for a homeschool group field trip & the kids had so much fun. The kids loved Gator the tiger showing off for them. Our guides were awesome & answered all our questions. Thank you so much for letting us see your amazing animals. We can't wait to see the new rhino coming to Carson Springs Wildlife.
  • Nice place to visit and take children to see the animals