Harmony Park Safari

Harmony Park Safari, Huntsville: Address, Phone Number, Harmony Park Safari Reviews: 4.5/5

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MariaBCalifornia
California468 contributions
My husband and I visited here with my brother, his wife and our 2 little nieces and we all had a great time. We ended up renting one of their SUVs for $15 so we could all drive together, plus it saved our rental car from getting any potential damage from animal horns. There were so many different types of animals here and they all seemed to be well-cared for. We enjoyed having them come up to us in the car, then we had fun seeing all the different reptiles in the reptile house afterward. Our nieces loved it. They also provided free food cups to feed the piglets as well, which was super cute. Definitely a fun afternoon.
Written December 19, 2020
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JS1
Shelbyville, KY51 contributions
Family
We have this hidden gem a try on a whim! We are SO glad we did. Adults and child all laughed like crazy through this natural “safari”. We did not purchase food to feed the animals and had just as much interaction with the animals as the cars that did. The animals are not afraid of cars and actually trot up to the car for an up close visit. The yak was our absolute favorite as it used the side mirror to scratch its neck during the up close visit. This visit is well worth the drive off the beaten path!
Written July 19, 2021
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npl21
Coral Springs, FL20 contributions
Family
This experience has positive and negative aspects. We found it and decided to check it out with an 8 and 6 year old and a baby. It was only open for drive through due to COVID. We didn’t ask about car rentals due to COVID, but we did know the risk of using our car. We escaped relatively unharmed, minus the zebra that was chewing on our door handle? Now who can say they’ve had that happen? We’ve only seen something like this in Canada (Parc Omega) so we found this fun. The animals are not shy. Went through twice after wanting a refill on the bucket. Kids love activities like this and ours definitely did.

The cons- as some have pointed out the conditions of the enclosures we saw aren’t the best. The giraffe, camel and tortoise seemed isolated in small pens.
You are entering the main enclosure and are subject to what the animals are wanting to do. We got stuck for a little bit by a large bull who was drinking water but eventually he got bored and moved.

Overall this is a great experience with more variety of animals than a petting zoo. Maybe one day we will be back in the area and the reptile exhibits will be available.
Written September 25, 2020
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,719 contributions
I thought my two young daughters would enjoy the experience, so we went. You pay upon checking, $11 per person in the vehicle, where you can also purchase food for the animals. Once you go through that you definitely get up close and personal, particularly if you have food, as the animals come right up to the vehicle and sometimes stick their heads in while you are feeding them. There are a few "exotic" animals like a zebra and a giraffe (which is not walking loose in the safari area), but most are common like mini-horses, deer, steers, etc. It was fun for what it was and still worth the experience.
Written May 5, 2022
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Stacy B
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Family
We called and checked the website before we drove over an hour to get there. We went last year in March and rented vehicles at the park to go thru. They no longer do that but that fact isn’t documented anywhere. We were going to end up paying $70 plus food pellets for only the two people near the windows to be able to be interactive with the animals. BUMMER. We would NEVER have driven there had we known they didn’t rent junk vehicles to go thru anymore. Manager wasn’t nice. Matter of fact and also said they were NOT going to put the change on their website. We won’t be going back for sure. Big disappoint to all 6 kids in the cat
Written May 9, 2021
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candacejo
Murfreesboro, TN769 contributions
Couples
We had no idea what we were getting into here. We were in Huntsville for the weekend and our driving through the mountains and saw this in google. We pulled in and you see immediately “in line” and are stuck. There was no way to exit until you got to the paying gate. That took ONE HOUR! We just sat and occasionally moved a foot or two. No joke.

Once we did get up there the girl taking entrance fees was very friendly and advised they were not offering the Jeep rentals because of the virus so you were taking a risk to drive a nice car through. The steers, donkeys, llamas, deer, ponies, yaks, etc, etc., come right up to your car to get food pellets from you. If your window is rolled down they are coming in face first! I thought I was fast enough but had a donkey in my face and dumped my pet food all over the inside of our car.

Several of the animals had huge horns and did come up against our car but we escaped unscathed thankfully. We did have to go to the car wash to remove some mud and mouth smudges and to vacuum out the car.

Kids would love this and it was okay. I did like the fact that there wasn’t a bunch of walking and getting dirty. Not a bad hours visit.
Written June 29, 2020
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TravelHappyInMem
5 contributions
Couples
I have no idea why this attraction has such a high rating. First and foremost, the animals are not well cared for. Very small animals are allowed to room around moving vehicles. Caged animals do not have roaming space. The animals do not look healthy. Second, absolutely do not enter in your own car if you care about scratches or worse on your vehicle doors. The rams especially scratched and dented our doors. This was my first experience in a safari park. Based on how unpleasant it was, it may be my last.
Written January 16, 2020
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k8ejoe
Pigeon Forge, TN12 contributions
A family member told me about this after hearing that we were visiting Huntsville. I'm so glad that they did! My 6 year old loved this. When you arrive it is free to drive through, and they only charge you for the feed. (Go ahead and get the $10 bucket. It's worth not running out. esp if you have multiple kids.) You can drive through as many times as you want! zebras, buffalo, cows, emu, goats and even a giraffe will stick their heads right into your window! They aren't shy! lol (only roll your windows down about half way, or you might be leaving with a few extra friends lol) My daughter loved this and it was definitely a fun experience for us both! The only minor letdown was that their reptile house that you can normally walk through was closed due to COVID, but that is completely understandable and we still had a lovely time!
Written May 18, 2021
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Pat S
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Family
They should advertise that they no longer rent vehicles because of covid ..checked website they still offer vehicles..I would of never went if I knew in advance ...Very rude personal. Called many times to ask questions no answer. Why list a number if no answer. There is a prerecorded message but the message doesnt state that they are still under covid restrictions meaning you have to drive your own vehicle and you cannot walk and feed tortoise.
Written June 2, 2021
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Jaymie P
Trinity, AL42 contributions
Keep in mind, we went in the middle of a pandemic. The rules may have changed. Some of the attractions that involved being around people were closed but, we still had a good time. We fed animals from our cars and the kids had a blast.
Written February 1, 2022
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