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Wildlife Safari

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Address: 1790 Safari Road, P.O. Box 1600, Winston, OR 97496
Phone Number: 541-679-6761
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Description: Wildlife Safari is a non-profit AZA accredited zoological park dedicated...
Wildlife Safari is a non-profit AZA accredited zoological park dedicated to conservation, education and research since its inception in 1972. Wildlife Safari is a fun-filled family destination where you can view over 500 animals in their natural habitat roaming freely much as they do in the wild! Visitors to the park drive through a 4.5 mile trek to see animals from Africa, Asia and the America’s. This unique setting offers many opportunities to get up close and personal with animals large and small. The free Safari Village is home to over 100 unique animals, a petting zoo, beautiful gardens, the Gift Shop, Safari Village Café and the White Rhino Event Center.
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Great Family Fun

We hand fed all kinds of animals that walked up to the car. The Brown Bear exhibit was amazing. We were 4 feet from a very active Brown Bear and got fantastic photos. Wildlife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We hand fed all kinds of animals that walked up to the car. The Brown Bear exhibit was amazing. We were 4 feet from a very active Brown Bear and got fantastic photos. Wildlife Safari is a great, expensive nonprofit interactive zoo. Highly recommend.

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the variety of animals roaming about the drive-through safari. Rhinos, Longhorn Cattle, Buffalo & Giraffes can come right up to your car! Great place for pics! Enjoyed feeding the animals too (only 1 area where you can feed them). Great place for kids or elderly or others that don't necessarily want to get out of the car. Gift shop... More 

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Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

For adults as well as the kids, the Wildlife safari makes a wonderful half-day stop when traveling along the I-5 corridor. This attraction has a very large (600 acres!) drive-thru safari, as well as a village with meandering paths that take the visitor past additional animals in a zoo like setting, plus a nice gift shop, restaurant, stage for shows,... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It was a wonderful concept. Unfortunately, it was a hot day and many of the animals were totally out of sight, somewhere in the shade. Our favorites are the big cats. We saw one Lion fairly up close, and more in the distance but no Cheetahs were in sight or other cats, or very many other big animals except the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Had a great time feeding the giraffes, and driving through the park! Will definitely be coming back and highly recommend people to come if have a chance totally loved it.

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Portland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Wildlife Safari is a very user-friendly place. The little village is cute and has many things to see and do. There are several animal exhibits in the village itself even though they seem too small for comfort. The workers are friendly and the areas are clean and well-maintained. There is a lovely gift shop with unique items and a... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Magical!! So cool! Regular zoos definitely kick rocks compared to this experience! Not just for kids

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Do not miss if you are near Winston Or (south of Roseburg Or). Emus were best part, they came up and stuck their heads in our car and wanted to pick things like buttons off your shirt or peck the sunvisor. Was here many years ago and bears and tigers could come up to your car. Now they are in... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A great place to visit. There are two safaris: there is the drive through portion which was great with all of the animals coming up to the car and there is also a petting area portion with other animals in their cages. What as very impressive was viewing the cheetahs that are there. They were only a few feet away.... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have been to the Oregon Zoo in Portland and this place is SO much better! The animals seem SO happy to be there and just frolick on the hillside. The buffalo just chased each other around and really looked like they were enjoying life. Get there early so you can sign up for the excursions. We signed up for... More 

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