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Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari

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Address: 20923 Safari Rd., Gentry, AR 72734
Phone Number: 479 736-8383
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9:00 am - 5:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Been here many years ago..ostrich stole my mom's wig when I was 5...I'm 47 now.Kids take school field trip here in kindergarten.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here twice. My first visit was a couple years ago. I mainly came because I had seen posts of people with baby lion cubs. The babies were being rambunctious, so they didn't allow us to see them. Other than that, the drive through was a big let down. All the animals were very far away. I didn't feel... More 

1 Thank cmarie4
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Been here many years ago..ostrich stole my mom's wig when I was 5...I'm 47 now.Kids take school field trip here in kindergarten.

Thank lena1489
Manning, South Carolina
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109 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

When your kids come to visit, bringing their kids with them, and you are stuck for something to do, try taking them to this Safari, south of Decatur, west of Rogers. They will love it.

Thank John W
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Came at the beginning of December and got to see baby pigs! So adorable! They have so many animals! Was very impressed. And the staff was very helpful and friendly. My favorite part was watching the lion and dog interact! Great time!

Thank wowmekelly
Muskogee, Oklahoma
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to this drive-thru Safari for two decades. It has only gotten better with time. The value is is not only in the driving portion but also in the exceptional petting zoo. They have beautiful animals ranging from kangaroos that have the softest fur of any any animal on the planet, to talking birds, a chimpanzee that knows... More 

1 Thank Mark Q
Berea, Kentucky
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117 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We took two of my grandchildren to visit the safari this week. They are 11 and 7. There were so many different animals. We really enjoyed it. There were alot of animals in the petting zoo, as well and they were allowed to feed all but the Kangaroos. Most of the animals seemed to have enough room. We felt like... More 

Thank Patty L G
Kimberling City
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102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I had heard about this place from someone who had visited and was very impressed. So, I mapped it, checked it out on Trip Advisor, looked at the pictures available on line, and decided it was definitely worth the 2-1/2 hour drive down there to explore. The Google map took us on some serious back roads (because we turned too... More 

Thank Jackie_in_MO
Gentry, Arkansas, United States
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Exotic animals complete with a petting zoo for the kids. That is what you have to look forward to at the safari. There is a good selection of animals to see as you drive through this wilderness safari. In the front of the safari there is a petting zoo where you kids can pet all kinds of animals. If they... More 

1 Thank Rita L
Tulsa, Ok
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The Wilderness Safari provides such a fun and unique experience for people of all ages. My husband and I have been once a year for four years now. We also have a son and another on the way, and love sharing this fun experience with them. Our favorite part is always getting up close with the Kangaroos. There is sometimes... More 

Thank MaggieB2010
New Bern, North Carolina
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38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

They say that 'first impressions' are the best - and that is what hit me here - CLEAN, Spacious, Species Appropriate enclosures, Safe for the 'Drive Thru' IF they obeyed the signs and kept windows up and stayed in the vehicles. Any adverse interaction between the animals and the public would be no one's fault but their own. 4 miles... More 

1 Thank Kathryn S

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