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Yellow River Game Ranch, Lilburn

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#59 of 67 in Wildlife in Georgia
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  • I took my nephew to the Yellow River Game Ranch on a July morning before it got too hot. The admission fee is more than reasonable and they have crackers, carrots, apples, etc. for purchase to feed th...  more »
  • I had never heard about this place until I was randomly looking through the book in our hotel room and it had Yellow River under "local attractions". We decided to visit and I am so glad we did! We re...  more »
  • It is a shame the owners have let the property become some rundown. The animals need to be placed into a more humane setting.  more »
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  • A very good value, with a nice shaded trail through the woods with animal exhibits all along the way. Some of the animals are rescues, but you can tell that they are cared for and kept in clean enclosures. Reasonable rates for animal feed (you will definitely want to feed them, which is encouraged) and animals with a sweet disposition. Buy carrots and hard corn kernels, the animals love it! Remember to save carrots for the incredibly sweet Buffalo who need some loving too! Some animals need special feed, which is available through coin machines. Remember to bring quarters! Parents should budget time for the playground and picnic grounds afterwards, and might want to hit up the awesome Alcove coffee house, located on the lake just a short two mile drive back down 78.
  • I came here once a few years ago and I loved it I enjoyed my experience and it was overall awesome. The second time I came all I can think about is how depressed these animals are , although I did kinda enjoy my day there I felt bad because the animals looked like they were locked in prison and they don't have anywhere to go the coyote for example just walks in circles all day what kind of freedom is that some of the cages aren't even used they have so much space that they can make the cages that are used larger for the animals to have more space. Another thing the animals are malnourished they are starving the chickens won't even eat the food we give them because they are tired of it the poor turtles don't have enough space to do anything and it's overall come to the point where it's just cruel why do you have animals if you can't even maintain them if it's just for the money then you won't even earn anymore because the animals will all be dead by then because of how poorly you guys treat them.
  • There are some great things to see here! We loved the bears! How ofen do you get to be mere feet from black bears while feeding them so cool! My 18 month old was over the moon for this place! Lots of birds and livestock! There are still bobcats which are really cool. Huge buffalo! It's not zoo quality by any means but it's fantastic for young animal lovers out there. We'll certainly be back!
  • It's not the cleanest or most well maintained, but my son really enjoys feeding the animals here! It's affordable and close to our house, so we like to visit here.
  • I have been going to this place since I was a little girl. The last time I visited this place was back in 2010 and it was an awesome experience. We went today and it is a complete dump now. The deer used to be able to roam around and now they are completely caged up. I asked the ticket teller when leaving why this was and she stated that it was because it was against the law to let them free roam......Which is a complete lie. There are not nearly as many animals as they used to have. The inside of the place where you buy tickets is so depressing. They don't have any items for you to purchase for memorabilia and they don't even cook food anymore for guests. I brought my stepdaughter hoping she would have the same experience I had when I was a little girl and we were both met with disappointment. The animals in 99% of the cages look malnourished and sick with no available water to drink. I will be contacting the department of agriculture and hope to have this place reported. I hope that whoever the managers are currently will be replaced and this place brought back to life because all in all it's a complete dump compared to when I went back in 2010.

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