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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

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16406 North 292nd Street, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
+1 402-944-9453
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This is not about excitement it's more about having a nice time observing nature. Watching the elk... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
Michelle L H
,
Russell, Iowa
So much fun and a very different experience!

We went here on a road trip with just my daughter who is nine and I. We had a blast. It was so... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
Krista P
,
Portage, Michigan
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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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“bald eagles” (17 reviews)
“bison” (54 reviews)
“black beans” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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16406 North 292nd Street, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
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+1 402-944-9453
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

This is not about excitement it's more about having a nice time observing nature. Watching the elk was our favorite part. At one point you can get out and walk to see some enclosures of wolves, bears, and owls. We got confused a couple times...More

Thank Michelle L H
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We went here on a road trip with just my daughter who is nine and I. We had a blast. It was so neat driving through the safari and seeing the animals up close. Another amazing part was the Bald Eagle Aviary! It is a...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Recently visited the safari park and the little gnats were terrible. We first visited the prairie dogs and noticed we were being attacked by little black bugs. We quickly tried to brush off and get back in the car but still carried some with us....More

Thank Teri W
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

nice way to relax & just drive through a wildlife area on those hot summer days. they do have some hiking trails if you'd like to stop & walk around. if you're heading to Mahoney &/or the SAC Museum, add this to your list if...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Just west of Omaha, NE, is the Wildlife Safari Park, or also known as Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. It is a wonderful opportunity to view buffalo, elk, white-tailed deer, crane meadows -- and, of course, prairie dogs! Wolf Canyon is an...More

Thank Pierre S
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

A great place to spend a couple of hours, drive thru, but take the walking hikes to really see some of the interesting parts of the park. Try to go on a cool morning when the animals are most active.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

I don't care for zoos and seeing animals locked up behind bars and acting like bored prisoners. I thought the conservation "safari" would be different, since the signs tell you to remain inside your vehicle as you pass through the different habitats. However, when you...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

You drive through this park. Don't exit your car. Especially around the bison and elk. You can over by the eagle cage or the birds. There is one white bison there as well as a herd. Also, deer, wolves, and much more.

Thank Randy K
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Nice park, clean and reasonably priced (I think two adults were about $7.50 each). We drove for over an hour and got out to see some of the bird areas and also the bears and wolves. It was a very good experience. Feeding the animals...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

My american friend recommended to visit this safari to see american wildlife, and we were pleased we did visit. We saw all the animals here except wolves - it must be so hot for them. The high light would be Bold Eagle and Bison. It...More

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Jennifer M
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Dave W | Reviewed this property |
An hour tops if you are just driving & looking. If you have kids, you can extend it with time in the petting area & some walking to see eagles, bears, & other things.
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salixsharon
June 13, 2015|
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Response from Dave W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The petting zoo area has a food truck plus a lot of shaded space to picnic. Restrooms are here too! This is also where you walk to see the eagles & bears.
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