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Wildlife Safari

1790 Safari Road, P.O. Box 1600, Winston, OR 97496
541-679-6761
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Winston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Wildlife Safari is a non-profit AZA accredited zoological park dedicated to conservation, education and research since its inception in 1972. Wildlife... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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San Francisco, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Though this may look like a gimmick, we don't regret stopping here for a second. Stop at the mini-zoo for a short time, but the main attraction is the drive through. Absolutely buy a feed cup on the tour, there are plenty of ostriches and deer to feed, and you really don't want to miss that.

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Eagle Point OR
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Must say, this is a zoo where the animals may be better off as captives than in the wild. Weather was superb, rolling hills, green grass, oak trees. Haven’t been in many years. Now you can drive thru w windows down. Divided by continents, like Africa, Asia, US. 2 areas are electric, wired off for predators: one w bears and... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Could not have been more disappointed with exhibits. Animals looked unhealthy and unhappy and many animals (e.g., elephants, hippos, giraffes) were not even out. Attendants were young and seemed completely indifferent and unenthusiastic about their job offering little guidance when asked about park. Seems to be poorly managed. Truly uninspiring. Should not admit guests at 5pm to safari if they... More

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Camas, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Spent 1/2 a day here on our way back from CA. We could have easily spent a full day here. The only downside was it was August and way too hot. Try to avoid hot days if you can. The animals are not active and quite a few will not be visible as you drive thru. Drive thru- Takes about... More

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Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I'm always a little leery when I start reading 'Wonderful" reviews by a huge bunch of reviewers that live locally to the attraction. But I have to say, even the local reviews are correct! This is a Drive-Thru Zoo but the animals are free roaming. They have a FREE Safari Animal Village too, which is pretty nice for free and... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The setting is nice. It starts with a walk around park witch includes reptiles, birds, cheetahs, a restaurant, very clean restrooms, a camel ride, a train ride, and more. I think that caging animals for the entertainment of humans is in its nature a cruel concept. However I believe this place is a step in the right direction. The animals... More

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Olympia, WA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Summer of 2012. My family and I traveled to Winston with the intention of going through the safari. It was more than we hoped for. We paid once, and were allowed to drive through twice. This allowed us to view more animals or look again for specific ones we wanted to see. The animals are mostly roaming free, and it... More

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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our friends and I enjoyed the drive through zoo experience because it is rare to take photos without looking through cage wires. I lived in Alaska and have seen many grizzly bears in Denali Park, but the view of the bears and animals in this safari experience offered more awesome picture taking opportunities, because we could stop our vehicle to... More

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Medford, Oregon, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Being an animal lover, I love drive through animal parks. Much better habitat than traditional zoos. It was great to have a huge giraffe walking around our car, not to mention the 2 rhinos. I would go again & totally recommend

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Northern Ca.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I took my two teen aged children and we had a blast. I've been to a "Safari" in Texas which was cool. but this one is so much better. Driving through you see so many animals roaming free. It does feel like you are on "safari". Some will get up close and personal. Especially the ostrich. They will stick their... More

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