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Wildlife Safari

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Address: 1790 Safari Road, Winston, OR 97496
Phone Number: 541-679-6761
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Wildlife Safari is a non-profit AZA accredited zoological park dedicated to...

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 place to visit

We took our two young granddaughters there this past summer. It is a drive through refuge for animals and birds from all over the world. It is approximately a one hour drive and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our two young granddaughters there this past summer. It is a drive through refuge for animals and birds from all over the world. It is approximately a one hour drive and is well worth. It is an easy drive off I-5 in Oregon. Stop and see it if you get the chance. Great place for visitors of all... More 

1 Thank Puffkins
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My 5 year old was obsessed with cheetahs until recently, so we decided to do the $10 photo with one... we couldn't be happier with the experience! she looks like she's literally inches away (which she was) and the cheetah doesn't look like she's on a leash! We even heard her (the cheetah) squeal... super cute (but a little scary... More 

Thank Tijulie
Jacob S, Public Relations Manager at Wildlife Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! Wildlife Safari is one of the top cheetah breeding programs in the entire world and we are incredibly proud of the conservation outreach we do for these magnificent creatures. We're glad you had a great time, and we can't wait to see you again! More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This place is so cool. The animals just roam free and you drive right next to them. We had a giraffe stick his head in our window! We have been here a few times and every time it's just as good as the first!

Thank meshele10
Chehalis, Washington
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I really enjoyed the park, the people are very nice and the drive thru the animals is relaxing and fun to see so many diverse animals. There is a walk thru area as well with many interesting animals. My highlight was the huge male giraffe that was wondering on the road and came very close to the car and he... More 

Thank MustangMean
Vernonia, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This was an amazing sight to see. Some of the animals roam free, some are right next to your car, there are others that walk the same road you are driving on. The walk thru the park was great as well. I highly recommend taking this trip, especially if you have children...goe truly made some magnificent animals. Very well worth... More 

1 Thank justinsM5858VX
Federal Way
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is No Zoo... You drive thru hundreds of acres as the various animals from all over the world play, graze and roam around your vehicle. They do separate the animals by the region of the world they come from like, African vs Asian animals. Bring your best cameras... you will come away with many great shots and memories.

Thank Sunchaser381
Scappoose, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very clean, most enjoyable trip we have taken for a long time. We are looking forward going back and taking our grandchildren with us next time.

Thank DENNISb6638
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Because we're locals, we have been to the Wildlife Safari for years. When our children were small we'd go 4x a month. And our daughter even participated in the summer camp program as a junior zookeeper. We've done birthdays and events there, and have taken many of the animal encounter tours.

Thank Shauna M
Bothell, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This was great! The animals get to roam free, for the most part (except for the predators, obviously), and it's great to see them just hanging out. There were a couple of keepers along the way that you could talk to about the animals in that area, and plenty of pull off spots to let faster-moving traffic go past on... More 

Thank faeglenn
Winston, United States
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We visited when the kids and grand kids were here and apparently it was shedding/molting season, the animals were in various stages of losing the old fur and getting new, so they were not real pretty, if they came out at all .it was hot and they prefer milder weather. The Ostriches came right up to the car....you must keep... More 

Thank Patricia H

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