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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003
+1 402 944 9453
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Drive-through adventure zoo's road leads visitors through several different 'lands' featuring Sandhill Cranes, antelope, deer and a large buffalo... more » Owner description: Drive-through adventure zoo's road leads visitors through several different 'lands' featuring Sandhill Cranes, antelope, deer and a large buffalo herd. Most of the animals freely roam this corner of the county. All can be seen from visitors' cars, but Wolf Woods section requires a short walk. The interactive nature exhibits can be explored hile out of the car. « less
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North Platte, Nebraska
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191 reviews 191 reviews
49 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is great if you are from city. If you are from Nebraska and have been to SD or CO, then probably nothing new to see. It was definitely worth the price. I was actually hoping to see some of the elephants who were missing in the zoo this past weekend. The Henry Doorly Zoo is remodeling to make a... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very nice and lots of fun for kids. Got to see the black bears and wolves get feed. Animals were all very close and active. Bald eagle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stopped here on our way through Nebraska and it was worth it. We spend an hour and 20 minutes here. I consider this short just because it was on and off raining. You drive through a majority of the park but there is an area to walk and around and an area to pet goats that the kids loved.... More

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Burlington, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We decided to do this, after seeing a sign in the Space Museum down the road. They do charge per person, in the car, which is odd, but whatever... It was alot of fun and the animals do get pretty close to you...we would recommend this to anyone. The buffalo are really cool to see....we did skip the wolf part,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We've been through this Safari park 3 times now. I like how close the animals are to your car - especially the elk. Getting out to see the wolf area is also cool. Hidden gem just outside of Omaha!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have been there twice in the last month, as we are members of the zoo in Omaha. Both times, we have seen a lot of animals. The elk herd is large and awesome, as is the buffalo herd. Of course, the wolves are a bit harder to find, but we saw a couple. Only negative is that the road... More

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Bend, OR
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our cabin growing up is right next to the Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari and it took me moving away to visit! What a great stop on our trip to Omaha. We really enjoyed the intern feeding the beers and wolves along with the hike to see all the animals. This is a must see stop along with the famous... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is my second time coming to this safari and it is always fun to drive through to see the animals. I would recommend this to anyone who is visiting NE and has the time to drive through the park. It takes roughly two hours, depending on if you have kids, might be longer. The park was busy when I... More

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Bossier City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The visitor center was friendly and helpful. There were animals on display near the entrance, but the highlight were the animals left to roam. Go during the cool time of the day to see more activity. The roads are a little rough, but the speeds keep you from noticing. A nice surprise was the petting zoo, eagles, bear, and wolves... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have been here twice. It is my all time favorite drive through park location. There are so many fun animals to see. Everyone has always enjoyed going. Some animals get right up by your car, picture taking is the best. The pricing is reasonable. The gift shop has fun goodies. It's just a wonderful place to get to see... More

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