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Courtesy Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge A lion plays at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. five safari lodges or cabins with names like Kalahari, Okavango and Kilimanjaro. These units are all decorated in exotic styles and colors. Group planners should note that if they rent all five of the safari lodges at once, one of them will be free of charge. The other popular accommodation is the cozy Tree House, which provides the unusual experience of "sleeping in the trees." The unit sits on stilts 15 feet off the ground but is nestled comfortably among the tree branches. The refuge sees a lot of wedding groups, family reunions, girls' weekends and so on. "From the majority of people I have talked to, it is the most unique place that they have ever stayed," said Hartle. Lodging guests gets free admission to the refuge included with the price of their room. Groups can also arrange for guided tours of the refuge, where they will hear all about the resident animals. "FROM THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE I HAVE TALKED TO, IT IS THE MOST UNIQUE PLACE THAT THEY HAVE EVER STAYED." — L or i H a r t l e T u r p ent i n e C r e e k Wi l d l i fe R ef u g e S a f a r ei L o d g e s

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