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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

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Address: 16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003
Phone Number: +1 402 944 9453
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Drive-through adventure zoo's road leads visitors through several different...

Drive-through adventure zoo's road leads visitors through several different 'lands' featuring Sandhill Cranes, antelope, deer and a large buffalo herd. Most of the animals freely roam this corner of the county. All can be seen from visitors' cars, but Wolf Woods section requires a short walk. The interactive nature exhibits can be explored hile out of the car.

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We recently visited Omaha, with the intention of spending a Saturday at the zoo. By the time we got there, the parking lots were full, and after 20 minutes of circling it became... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited Omaha, with the intention of spending a Saturday at the zoo. By the time we got there, the parking lots were full, and after 20 minutes of circling it became clear that the zoo wasn't happening. With two upset kids in tow, my wife and I scrambled for an alternative. Luckily we stumbled across this place. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I very much enjoyed this place. At first I was a little sceptical. But after getting into the park we were all very pleased. It was a nice change and a good way to experience nature without actually being in it lol

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the rough road distract you. We were in a car and never scrapped bottom. The grand kids loved seeing all the animals and the trail provided a nice energy release.

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Sutton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Each time we have visited this park, we have really enjoyed it. We saw bison, antelope, black bears, wolves, many types of birds, and other wildlife. There are trails to walk and a petting zoo. Very enjoyable experience!

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Thank Noel F
Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our original plan was to visit Henry Doorly Zoo for the day but there was no parking left so we started on our drive to Lincoln when my husband saw the sign for this attraction. It was well worth the stop. We got to see many animals-most in a nature setting. You go at your own pace. Yes, the road... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is great friendly its a self pace drive thru animal park lots of bison deer just laying around in the middle there is a petting zoo and feed the goats then hike up the trail and see the wolves and the bears and other things on the trail if you dare hike up to the lake and see... More 

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Waterloo, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Wildlife Safari Park! We used to take the kids there and hike all the time when they were little! It has changed a lot since then. It was much busier, but still very peaceful. You could go at your own pace, stopping when you wanted to look at something or take a little hike up to... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the park around 11:00 on a cooler June day. It was easy to find off interstate 80. The park is located in sort of a gully with lots of trees and Nebraska wild flowers in full bloom. The winding white rock road was quite bumpy. We saw pelicans, huge elk and the bison which were fairly close... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Our visit to the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari in Nebraska was fantastic. I would describe this is a giant drive in zoo. This is a driving tour where the majority of the time you are in the car, there are a few stops where you can get out and observe for a while and area where... More 

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Garnett, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We just explored this park on 06/12/16. My family and I loved driving around and seeing all the animals. After a 4 hour drive, it was nice to have a place to get out, stretch our legs with a short hike, and see many beautiful animals!

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