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Timbavati Wildlife Park

Address: 2220 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Gps 700 Hwy 12, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone Number: 608-253-2391
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I do think this place is still changing and improving their park. I know it's on a old waterpark. They are still making changes. People need to remember that when they are still making changes, it's not going to be a perfect park. We visit every year that we go. We always ride the train and feed the animals. Our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I will most remember how many of the animals at Timbavati had alarmingly small and unstimulating enclosures. Some were exhibiting behaviors showing their high stress and boredom. It was remarkably and deeply depressing. The eagle was pulling out his feathers, sitting on the cement flooring, which is disturbing behavior for a bird. Another major thing of note was the ridiculous... More 

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Wisconsin Dells
4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The place was not finished, you can tell they have a lot of work to do. Still signs from previous waterpark at location. Expensive to get it and then they want $4 for a small cup of carrots which you can feed the animals. Some of the cages I felt were too small. Neat you can get so close to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had a lot of fun at Timbavati, but honestly the negative costs outweigh the pleasant experience. There was a charge to feed the animals, ride the camel, ride the train, and anything else extra. Your admission get you in the park and you can view the whole park in an hour. We loved the park but will not go... More 

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Fox River Grove, IL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our tickets to Timbavati were included in our hotel stay, so most of my review is based on the fact that we didn't pay for admission. *In the off season, they are very light on animals. Lots of empty cages etc. We live in Illinois and noticed, around Halloween, that Timbavati trucks were present at our local Pumpkin patches. Looks... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had a free pass from Kalahari to visit the park and unfortunately we only had about an hour to visit. It was very well maintained and the animals appeared healthy and well cared for. The cages were clean and spacious. We went with our 3 little grandsons who thought it was great. We didn't have time to ride the... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have never been so close to a lion in my life. I even got head butted by a camel because he did not want me in the picture with him and my husband. The train ride around the park is well worth the 10 dollars. They give a bit of history of the town and education about the animals.... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a great time here. The animals were amazing to see close up. Had a great time feeding different types of animals. They have carrots you can buy by the cupful. The animals know too and some will follow you waiting for you to give them pieces. The big cats are so beautiful. Well worth price of admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited Timbavati with free tickets, and I had very low expectations. However, we will be back and will willingly pay the admission. It's basically a zoo with a twist - much more hands on and up close with the animals. My 4 year old and 6 year old were enthralled. It's clear that Timbavati is new, but they're off... More 

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Saukville, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

While this park is still a work in progress it is definitely worth the stop. We loved being able to pet and feed the animals. The work they have done in a few short years is great.

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