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Wilstem, Paoli

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  • I recommend the elephant spa/giraffe experience to any animal lover. We drove five hours just for this one excursion. Our group was small,basically 12 of us got to spend lots of time interacting with ...  more »
  • I would definitely recommend the elephant spa experience. It is worth the extra money to do the spa. The elephants are well cared for and the handlers were very kind. I went on a day that had 30 peopl...  more »
  • Very much enjoyed the opportunity to be up close and personal with the giraffes ........and to get to feed them too. Handler was very knowledgeable and helpful.......the ONLY things I would suggest is...  more »
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  • Even under unexpected circumstances the staff was super helpful and continuously friendly - although there were some that did not deserve the respectful responses. We had an amazing time, in fact it was made even better with the adventure that we all overcame. (there was a massive storm that took out the power & flooded the office, lots of reshuffling of arrangements to be made) Thank you so much for making these memories for us!
  • Charming property and beautiful animals. We did a day trip. We really enjoyed learning about the elephants, and meeting them face to face. They are gentle giants who enjoyed long careers as performers before retiring to Wilstem Ranch. We came for a daytrip, but there are cabins on the property available for rent. It would be a lovely place to stay for a week. Beyond the ranch, there is more to do nearby in French Lick and Wes Baden.
  • We stayed in the Carriage house. It was so lovely inside and out. It has been a dream for me to be up close to these AMAZING elephants. I look them right in their eyes it was like seeing in their beautiful soul. The information and time you get to be with them was absolutely a dream. I got to wash do their nails. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I can't wait to go back.
  • We loved the encounter with the giraffes! The trainer's didn't make us feel rushed to get done. We got to pet and feed them. We did not like the lack of signs indicating where we were suppose to go. GPS is confusing. However staff is very helpful.
  • We had a wonderful experience here. It was very cool getting to touch the elephants during the elephant encounter. The leaders of the experience were incredibly knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions patiently and enthusiastically. I am giving it 4 stars rather than 5 because the elephants seemed a little sad, and it was a little strange having elephants in south central Indiana. You also might find out whether you're allergic to elephant (like I did...and I am). Anyway, it was not very expensive, and my significant other and I had a great time; it's a good place to go if you are in love!!

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