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African Safari Wildlife Park

267 South Lightner Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452
800-521-2660
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Port Clinton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos
Traveler Description: Come for a day of fun, education, and entertainment. Home of over 400 beautiful and exotic animals on the 100-acre preserve.  You will view and may... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Cleveland, Ohio
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115 reviews 115 reviews
12 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Love this place and I have an annual pass. Go with a dirty car, because you will leave with bison spit schmeared all over your vehicle. Enter with a SUV, better height and easier for the animals to literally stick their heads inside your vehicle. We had a bison at each window at one point and the kiddoes were laughing... More

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Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The buffalo were a little intimidating, and they will drool in your car - one licked the windows when we put them up! The deer are fun - but may try to jump on your door looking for food. We could get close to the giraffes, but they didn't want to eat. The zebras did come up to feed while... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

A bit pricey after you by the food. It was awesome and a little scary to have a live buffalo in your face. Disappointed that there were only 2 giraffes out and no zebras, mostly deer and 3 buffalo.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Animals roaming around in the wild come up to your car to be fed. A buffalo and a giraffe actually stuck their heads in the window. Watch out for Buffalo drool. Expect to pay extra for "special" animal food (carrots, etc.) to attract the animals to your vehicle (over priced especially since you're feeding their animals). There is a restaurant... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So much fun! A blast for the whole family!! Plus, a really nice place for a picnic in a zoo like setting. Pig races, playground, free camel rides too. We've been there twice!

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Things to know: We have a zoo membership, and got in for half price. The admission price included a 1# bag of Dole carrots, and a blue tag to hang on your rear view mirror to indicate that you have purchased carrots. Without that blue tag, they will confiscate any "outside carrots" brought in. Additional 1# bags are $5 at... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Drive thru zoo, feeding animals real fun for kids. Mostly deer, elk, and alpacas that come close to car. The walk through part of the zoo is small but nice.

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a car of six and had found a coupon online. We thought it would be fun but were more impressed than we thought. Lots if animals and a variety! Giraffes were my favorite. The ONLY disappointment was the conditions of the restrooms.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This park is famous for its drive-through safari. The animals have no fear, and will crowd around your car begging for food. Of course, you can (and should) buy some. One tip -- the giraffes are the best and also last on the tour, so be sure to save some carrots for them. If you have kids, they will love... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This was worth the visit for any animal lovers! The walk thru park is shaded and has a nice variety of animals. The pig races were fun and interactive. The drive thru safari was amazing! The buffalo were overwhelming, but gentle. The elk and deer are cute and hungry for food. Feeding the giraffe from my sunroof was the ultimate... More

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