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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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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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Close and safe viewing in a natural setting

So many types of wildlife with safety in mind but yet a natural setting. The feed cup was a blast feeding deer from our car. What a great experience and the animals still can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Hillsboro
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Hillsboro
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

So many types of wildlife with safety in mind but yet a natural setting. The feed cup was a blast feeding deer from our car. What a great experience and the animals still can roam.

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Vancouver, Washington
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Have gone many times since the 1970's - with my family as a kid and taking my own kids (teenagers now)! WS is fun for all ages - in fact I love seeing my teens so enthusiastically enjoying the animals.

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had a blast! Animals were happy and running around not in cages so that was nice. We did several encounters where we learned more and got close-up. Totally worth it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the drive through of the passive animals and it was exciting to see them so close and out in the open. The predator animals- bears, big cats are still in smaller, zoo-like enclosures that make you feel bad for them. It was fun to feed the deer, and the village was crowded and kind of weak. The... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I've been going to Wildlife Safari for about 23 years and loved it every time. It is definitely worth the drive to visit! If you have children, make sure to do the elephant ride and take pictures!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The drive through part of this attraction was great. We used a living social deal to get a good price on the admission. I paid approximately $45 for 2 adults and 3 children. I am not sure I would be as enthusiastic if I had paid full price. The drive through took us about an hour and we went once... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wildlife Safari was an amazing place and the drive through park was the best part. The safari village is a mini zoo that includes a petting zoo, a cafe, camel rides, a gift shop and entrance to the train ride. There weren't a lot of animals in the village but the drive through park has a lot of roaming bison,... More 

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Camas, Washington
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've driven by here a few times and it sounded interesting so we decided to make a stop on the way back from California. We were really impressed with this place! The kids loved the wide variety of animals and had a blast feeding some of them from our car. Definitely leave yourself at least a half day, we spent... More 

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My family really wanted to go here, although I was not thrilled given their reported use of bull hooks on the elephants. Despite those misgivings, it was an interesting concept. I was glad to see that this nonprofit had a cheetah breeding program and that they kept most of the cheetahs that they're breeding out of sight so as not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We made the trek from Eugene to Wildlife Safari to show our grandchildren from Virginia the wild animals and the park. What and awesome adventure for everyone. We came with in 10 feet of a large male giraffe and saw lions, bears, rhinos and Hippopotamus . The children were thrilled as well as the their parents. Unfortunately our motorhome broke... More 

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