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The Wilds

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Address: 14000 International Rd., Cumberland, OH
Phone Number: 740/638-5030
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Winter Tour

Very personal and interesting tour. Well worth the trip to a remote location. You were so close to the animals you could even pet some of them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very personal and interesting tour. Well worth the trip to a remote location. You were so close to the animals you could even pet some of them.

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Archbold, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Wilds reminded me of a Jurrassic Park experience! State of the art gates that open up to let the safari ride begin. It's hilly and open, 10,000 acres of land and animals that are endangered.The employees were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We had a lovely time at the Wilds. It was worth every dollar. My husband & I... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The tours are amazing, the view of the rolling hills of Ohio is incredible and I really wish my husband and I could afford to stay in the yurts.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Love going to the Wilds. Open bus ride is great for close up animal encounters! Long enough tour that makes it worth the money but short enough for the kids. Next time I go I want to try the zip-lining. Looks amazing

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Wilds, spread out over 10,000 acres of rolling reclaimed strip-mining land in eastern OHIO, is breath-taking and you will feel like you are in Africa or some exotic wild life reserve. We took my husband's sister, her husband and their two girls, 9 and 11, from London, England and they were enchanted with the intimacy you have with the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is an amazing place, but it was costly. Be prepared to drop some cash if you want to spend the day. It is nice to ride in the bus into the animals, but if you want to stay here, it is pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Wilds is a very beautiful location to visit. If you are going to the Zipline to view the Wilds you may be disappointed. Not a negative but The Zipline is intense and you speed along without a lot of time to gaze at the view, which is spectacular. Some of the longest rides 760 ft. are still only about... More 

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Forget a zoo, this place IS IT. Take a bus on an African-style safari. They have all manner of animals from the world over on their nearly 10,000 acres, making it the largest preserve of its kind in North America. Oh, and DONT FORGET YOUR CAMERA. Animals may come right up to your bus. I saw a rhino from less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We spent the final weekend of the 2014 Summer Season with my family of 10 at the Lodge. It is a very remote 6 bedroom lodge set idyllically on Lodge Lake. The 6 bedrooms all have there own bathrooms and twin beds. The dining room table sat 10 people comfortably. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. There is a charcoal... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We wanted to do something special for my sister-in-law's 50th birthday. We decided to go to The Wilds and spent the night in the Yurts. I will never forget my luxury yurt, with heat and a bathroom and the skylight at the top. I woke up in the morning and from the deck was able to view camels, bison and... More 

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