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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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Enjoyable and Educational

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
ScReynolds
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Decatur
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Decatur
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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New Orleans
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I love the millions of dear everywhere, it feels like you are at Santa's place :) But I was disappointed that we couldn't get out and touch the animals and I was quite a bit annoyed by our tour guide since she kept screaming her never-ending announcements over the mic. Chill-pill!!!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have to believe that with wild animals there are good days to visit and bad days. I think we hit a good day. There are a couple of ways to see the animal across the almost 900 acres of property, either by tram or private jeep. We took the first tram out in the morning which I think is... More 

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Laplace, Louisiana, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Myself & my Grand kids were very disappointed because we did not get to see the giraffe's. There is a new gimmick there where you can get a private showing in a jeep & for $35.00 a piece, minimum 4 people they will drive you to see the animals. Of course if the Giraffes can just stay where the trees... More 

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