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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

Address: 16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003
Phone Number: +1 402 944 9453
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos, Outdoors
Owner description: Drive-through adventure zoo's road leads visitors through several different 'lands' featuring...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Kearney, Nebraska
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The animals can be a little hit or miss, but you are pretty much guaranteed to see something if you go through. There are some areas to pull over to see habitats such as wolves or eagles. I was partial to the small animal center near the entrance/exit. It is really nice to see the animals in a more natural... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

First a word of warning; don't go in the dead of summer in the middle of the afternoon. All the animals will be in shaded areas or near water trying to stay cool and you will see nothing. Spring and fall are the best time. We hadn't been here for several years (even though we only live 8 miles away!)... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

On googling, this safari came up. The directions are easy: take I-80 west, then exit 426. Surprised to see they charge per head and not per car: adult $6.50 each, kids (3-11 yrs) $4.50 each. Elk, white-tailed deer, pelican, turkey, crane, bald eagle, bison roam about; bear and wolve in enclosures. Right at the entrance there are cages for eagle,... More 

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North Platte, Nebraska
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217 reviews 217 reviews
57 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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3 attraction reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
84 helpful votes 84 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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