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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great family park. Lots to see, relaxing drive thru park with 1/4 mile hike if you like to hike. Great for all ages. Petting zoo too. Enjoy Nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We loved this adventure! Whether it was seeing the herd of elk or the herd of bison it was all worth the admission. We even saw a group of pelicans working together to eat a snake in the wetlands. I think it was also our first time seeing cardinals up close. A great time for the whole family!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love the park the price was cheap $6.50 per person only complaint was the roads were soo rough but that keeps people going slow I guess.

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Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have been going to the Omaha Zoo since I was a child, so how I have managed to miss out on the Wildlife Safari for so many years is a mystery. We finally visited the park last weekend during a short trip to Omaha and I am so glad we did. When you think "safari," you probably think "exotic... More

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited family in Omaha and were taken on an outing to the conservation park and wildlife safari. Tremendous time seeing the elk, bison, and those pelicans that enjoy coming up to the car and visiting awhile. :D We highly recommend this park!!! Great place for little ones, too as they can pet goats and run with chickens :D

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