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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
Msepps
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was, without a doubt, the most amazing three hour tour we have ever taken. The conservation that is taking place here is wonderful, and the chance to see UP CLOSE, animals that we would never have the opportunity to see was wonderful. We were so close to the animals that I could have patted the giraffe on his not-so-tiny... More 

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ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We got lost coming from Blue Rock State park and were late for our trip, but they were super nice and fit us in on the very next trip. We only had to wait 5 minutes! Dress warmer then you think you need if you are taking the open air bus as the breeze gets pretty chilly on those wide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a fantastic place to see these animals in such a beautiful place the habitats for the animals are acres not cages. You can see the animals in a environment that is very similar to their home. Will definitely go back in the summer next year

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