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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This is a must see in Nebraska!

We went to this safari park near Ashland, Nebraska on our annual fall foliage road trip. It’s well... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Nickerson, Nebraska
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Nebraska trip

Very hot on our visit so I was surprised we could see any animals. We did see most and had a good... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Michelle P
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
16406 North 292nd Street, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
+1 402-944-9453
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We went to this safari park near Ashland, Nebraska on our annual fall foliage road trip. It’s well worth the price of admission and there are animals and birds at every turn. Elk, deer, pelicans, crane, bald eagles, bison and prairie dogs There are also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Very hot on our visit so I was surprised we could see any animals. We did see most and had a good view of them. We took our adult kids and we were thinking it would be sort of boring for them. They enjoyed it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle P
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the conservation park with the highlights being the bison and pelicans. The elk were neat as well but more difficult to spot. Make sure you stop and get out to see the bears and wolves and goats. Loved how close we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bethk420
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Only 1 hr's easy drive on Interstate Highway from Omaha (passing an excellent shopping outlet, 'Nebraska Crossing'). Feels like you are in the heart of wild America. A very thoughtfully laid out array of animals that feels like they are in the wild (so much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank David M
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Took our grand boys and had a blast. Packed a picnic, hiked a bit and made memories! The animals are fun to watch while driving through. Short hike to see the wolves and bears but so worth it.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Cat0605
Reviewed August 31, 2018

For the most part you need to stay in your car for safety reasons, but there a couple of areas that you can get out and see the animals a little closer. Saw elk, deer, frogs, turtles, bald eagle, pelicans, sandhill cranes, bison. Price is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Getoutofdayton
Reviewed August 29, 2018

The park is rustic and the road a bit rough but what a great adventure. The animals can be seen up close right from the car. When the signs say stay in the car they are not kidding. I was very pleased to see ares...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank janete861
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This is the most amazing experience you will ever have!!! The elk & buffalo are right next to your car & the bears & wolves come right up to the fence to greet you!!! I have a membership & go out there several times all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Choochandherpooch
Reviewed August 24, 2018

This attraction is a good way to see wildlife up close. The price is fair. One can see all, bison, pelicans, can chill cranes, bears, deer, wolves and more. For the most part you stay in your car, but can get out to see the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank teklamom
Reviewed August 20, 2018

My wife and I have been to Bear Country in South Dakota and thought we would enjoy coming here. Boy did we. This park is well laid out and the animals are free roaming, each has there own part of the park and are gated,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MALaehn
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November 4, 2018|
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Response from shawnierhoades | Reviewed this property |
Pets are allowed on leashes.
Ed B
May 4, 2018|
Response from Kathy B |
Hours Open April - October from 9 - 5 p.m. daily. Admission $7.50 Adults (12 and over) $5.50 Children (3-11) $6.50 Seniors (65 and over) FREE Children 2 and under $6.50 Military Adult (12 and over) $4.50 Military Child... More
Jennifer M
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Z6534RCdavew | 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.