Did you think you had to be on the plains of Africa to enjoy a safari? Certainly not at The Lazy 5 Ranch in North Carolina!
This 3.5 mile experience gives you the chance to take part in your own drive through safari, just like you would on those great plains! On your journey, you will pass over 750 animals, all representing six continents from across the globe. Now that is impressive!
Kids will love having those face to face encounters with exotic animals. Have you ever seen an ostrich run, or even have ever seen a Rhea? It's a great way to not only see animals that you may never encounter, but it's a great way for kids to learn about conservation.
The Lazy 5 Ranch helps in the recovery of a number of endangered species, including the Grevy Zebra and the Ring-tailed Lemur, so kids can hear all their stories during their time there!
Your time at the Lazy 5 Ranch can either be from the safety of your own car, of you can even book ahead and see the animals from a horse drawn wagon - what an unusual way to see the animals!
Across the year, the ranch becomes more than just a safari. They hold fun events that are perfect for the family, and worth putting in your diary. The Easter Eggstravaganza is always fun for those scavenger hunts, and come fall it's the perfect time to enjoy those fall colors!
Pick up a pumpkin from the patch, or play in the corn box!
You can't go past Christmas for some festival fun at the ranch, with nativities and carols across the event.
Animals, family fun, once in a lifetime encounters and throw in a bit of education, and you get your experience at The Lazy 5 Ranch.
Don't forget your camera!
$11 - $16 (car or wagon)
$8 - $11 (ages 2 to 11)
Seniors $8 - $11
Please don't bring pets to your time at the ranch
They don't accept credit cards so cash only please
If you're in the car you can take water or healthy snacks in your bag, just make sure you don't feed the animals!
They offer group rates, so if you're interested in bringing your students just give them a call to arrange!
You can have a birthday party at the ranch, of course! Chcek out their package to enjoy your celebration with the animals!
As long as you are okay in the car you will be fine for the tour! It's self-driving.
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9am open Mon to Sat / 1pm Sunday. Close 1 hr before sunset all week
Closed Christmas Day.
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