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Global Wildlife Center

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Address: 26389 Hwy 40, Folsom, LA 70437
Phone Number: 985-624-9453
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Feeding the wildlife is fun!

This was the closest we've been to these animals--they come right up to the wagons to be fed, and you can touch most of them, too. The place was clean, the guides were friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was the closest we've been to these animals--they come right up to the wagons to be fed, and you can touch most of them, too. The place was clean, the guides were friendly and smart, and the price was a good value. We had a blast!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Kids really enjoyed this! Surprised by the herds of animals. It felt like being in Africa! Loved feeding the animals.

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Katy, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Ok this place is probably more for families with children but my mom and I had a blast. The safari ride is $17/person and you can get a 32oxz of feed for $2. The animals are wild but super friendly and always hungry. Especially the over feed geese.

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Decatur
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were so glad we made a point of going. The staff was great and safari was great fun! The animals even stick their heads in the open air wagon for you to feed them! Deer, Llamas, Alpacas,Giraffes, Donkeys, Zebras and more!

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Slidell, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Especially for kids. They get so up close and personal with the animals. The giraffes reach right in the tour vehicle and eat corn out of your buckets. The zebra let you pour corn in their mouths - so funny that they are that used to it. If you can afford the extra, take the private tour rather than the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Been visiting several time a yr.for over 17 yrs. Always plenty of interaction with all animals. Then the greedy idea of $35. Per person pvt tours in a jeep means the large animal dont follow the train anymore because the jeep tours takes a few elite guest To THE BIG ANIMALS so they dont have to follow the train. So... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had an excellent experience at GWC. The deer, giraffes, zebras, and lamas came right up to our tram. The children loved being able to feed and pet the animals.

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Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We are visiting NOLA in April and plan to visit the Global Wildlife Center sometime during our stay. We're interesting in the private tour ($35 each), but appears we need a minimum of 4 for this tour. If you're contemplating a visit and would be interested in splitting a private tour please contact me. We would be available April 19-22.

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alaska
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I'm not sure what I expected but it was not this. The whole experience made me very uncomfortable. You get on a bus that is packed with screaming children ready to feed the animals. All the animals stop what they are doing and chase the bus down looking for food. The whole concept is unnatural and unpleasant. A big NO.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great place to take kids or take a date and ride the wagon across the landscape seeing all the animals. Buy a bucket of food and you will make animal friends teal quick and will be up close and personal to take pictures.

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