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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

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Address: 16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003
Phone Number: +1 402 944 9453
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Drive-through adventure zoo's road leads visitors through several...
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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We have gone several times and always have a great time. It's not like there are a ton of different animals but the mix of the car ride and the outdoor activities make it a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We have gone several times and always have a great time. It's not like there are a ton of different animals but the mix of the car ride and the outdoor activities make it a nice mix for a good portion of our day. Great for all ages. Bring a picnic lunch!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

don't waste your money. IF you have never seen buffalo or elk or pelicans (what doesn't fit here??) then I would say it could be enjoyable. We have been to a few others throughout the country--where there are many more animals and at some places you can even feed them. Again, not to say it was bad but just not... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Not sure why, but when I asked the booth lady about a military discount, she replied a bit snobish with only for ACTIVE members. Wow, I guess my previous time served means nothing. Ok then- that I can deal with,not a big deal. What was extremely disappointing was the website as well as their brochure being misleading about the amount... More 

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Plainview, Mn
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We saw a sign on the interstate and decided to take a detour. It was only $7 adults with discounts for seniors, military & children. We drove thur the park seeing elk up close. There were also buffalo, deer and wolves. A marshy area had swan, pelicans, ducks & other birds. A nice side trip. We were there about 2... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I was visiting Omaha for the CWS and looking for things to do around town. I found the Wildlife Safari online and decided to make the 30-minute drive to visit. I am so glad I did! This was my favorite thing I did while in Omaha (aside from the CWS, of course). It was so cool! I actually did this... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

This place was so cool! The kids loved it! The bald eagles were really cool along with the wolves!! Very cool worth the stop!

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Missouri
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I enjoyed this place. The walking trail is a must see...you can get so close to the animals. Didn't get to go to the visitors center but don't miss the bird and small animal pavilion next to it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Really cool to drive through and see all the animals, tons of great places to get cool pictures. My suggestion is leave plenty of time for your stop. I had only planned to br there a little over an hour and we stayed almost 3 hours.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

The animals were out in record numbers this trip. We got to see lots of elk, deer, cranes, bears, birds and buffalo. The petting zoo is nice by the trail to the bears and wolves. Lots of goats to feed. We were disappointed that we didn't see any wolves. The trail is a nice walk to the bears and wolves.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place is so cool!!! So glad we decoded to stop. Early season so it wasn't packed. Even in a light drizzle turned full rain we saw every animal and had a blast. Definitely stop here if you're in the area or even just driving through!

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Additional Information about Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

Address: 16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003
Phone Number: +1 402 944 9453
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Ashland
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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