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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

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Address: 16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
Phone Number: +1 402 944 9453
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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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I may have bonded with a crane!!!!

Super fun "self safari". Easy to find, right off of the freeway. Great trails with lots of healthy animals to view. A few spots to park and walk to some exhibits. Petting zoo for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Craig M
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Lester Prairie, Minnesota
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Lester Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Super fun "self safari". Easy to find, right off of the freeway. Great trails with lots of healthy animals to view. A few spots to park and walk to some exhibits. Petting zoo for younger kids. I came in contact with a Sandhill crane, we made eye contact..not sure what happened next..but great park!

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Thank Craig M
Leonardtown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleasantly surprised with this drive through park. It all started with the very warm reception at the entrance with all questions answered. Then as we drove through the park we noticed the animals all seemed in good health and since feeding them was not allowed they were not crowded up next to the road trying to climb... More 

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Thank Rick_McNutt
Northfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the stop if you are passing through Omaha or if your destination IS Omaha. I have been twice - once with my family of 10 and once with my elderly mother and sister - everyone loved it! If you want to skip the gift shop, fine - nothing to write home about, but don't drive past it on your... More 

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Thank wow8kids
Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boys are ages 5 and 9 and enjoyed this very much. The road and trails are steep and rough at times, but would definitely recommend going as it was well worth the price of $24 for 2 adults and 2 kids. Spent about 2 hours there total with walking, hiking, and driving.

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Thank erickandshari
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun day riding through the park. Saw elk, white tail deer, bison, bald eagle, heron, goats, owls, hawks, swan, pelicans, turtles. Just a fun day. Especially liked riding through the park in our AC car. Pack a lunch and have a picnic.

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Thank MilesL44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Or family thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful attraction located in the heart of Nebraska. The scenery and animals were quite amazing! So many wonderful animals to see as you drive slowly through the well maintained safari park. We saw Elk, Bison, painted turtles, frogs, Pelicans, Bald eagles, an otter, 2 black bears, 7 wolves, butterflies, wild turkeys, a porcupine, foxes, a... More 

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Thank Mcclintock853
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive thru park with lots of animals and hiking trails. Hot the day we visited so elk were hard to find until we were into the tree section. Deer were feeding right by road so saw lots of them. Educational displays were interesting and informative.

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Thank Margaret C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had never heard of this place and found to in a Google search. I am so happy that we went there. Our kids (9, 6, and 3) and I absolutely loved our time there. We were able to see animals very up close. We also were fortunate to go when the bears and wolves were being fed so we... More 

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Thank Mrsmanning18
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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 July 20, 2016 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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