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Global Wildlife Center

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This place is so much fun and educational for all ages. Mia was a great guide. This place is a must... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This was a very rewarding experience that allowed close contact with animals while feeding them... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
Opelousas, Louisiana
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26389 Highway 40, Folsom, LA 70437-7777
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so much fun and educational for all ages. Mia was a great guide. This place is a must visit for young and old alike.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank I7557HKjamess
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

This was a very rewarding experience that allowed close contact with animals while feeding them. It is definitely a family friendly environment. The grounds are very well kept. Staff members were very adverse in their individual expertise. There is also a gift shop for purchasing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sonnier5433
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We really enjoyed our afternoon at Global Wildlife Center. You can purchase a cup or larger of animal food to safely feed all the animals you meet along the wagon ride. But not the zebras! They get rather aggressive with the other animals. The ride...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed October 4, 2018

After a few days in New Orleans we needed something different to do and I found this searching the internet. Only an hour from the quarter, we thought we would take a chance as it reminded us of a similar experience at Busch Gardens in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matt W
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at The Global Wildlife Center. We lucked out and there were very few people at the time we visited (2pm on a Tuesday) - there were only 10 of us total on the bus. Our tour guide clearly enjoyed what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Compass541101
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I've been to several of these drive-thru/ride-thru "safari" places, and this one is my least favorite yet! The folks are friendly enough, but it feels like a nickel-and-dime dog-and-pony show. I couldn't find much education, and very little conservation. They got a lot of their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank itisjustus
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We live only about 10 miles away but had not visited here. Very interesting and pleasant experience, well organized. Animals were healthy looking and despite the heat no bad smells. Jasmine was a great tour guide, very energetic and seems to love her job. Lauren...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank 248giselan
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We got the private tour and it was worth it! The animals are beautiful! They come up to be fed and it's really just a once a once in a life time experience. If you get the chance to go, you must! It was wonderful!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed July 4, 2018

I have been here probably ten times in twenty years, and I always enjoy the visit and learn something new. The wagons make the heat bearable and the animals love to see them coming. The male fallow deer even burp after you feed them -...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank anonymous12357
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Family tour. We paid to get the private tour and it is soo much more worth it. Definitely something we will do again and take family and friends with.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Danny B
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Heng X
November 29, 2018|
Response from I7557HKjamess | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Not very cold in south LA. Just check to make sure there isn't a freak ice or snow event the time you visit.
Rebecca D
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Chevon C | Reviewed this property |
Best thing you can do is call as private tours are available by appointment only and require a deposit. Feed depends on if you purchase an entire bucket or individual cups.
June 26, 2018|
Response from Chevon C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I think they are roughly $75 each
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What would you do?? (4 Replies)
Hi! Five full days in Nola. So you think I should stay all 5 days in New Orleans or a day trip to Global wildlife Center in Folsom is worth it? Already visited oak alley plantation and did swamp tour in a past visit. Thank you!
March 23, 2018|
Response fromjlr51|
Hmm...well, I have been to the Global Wildlife Center. It was wonderful, but we had an amazing guide who kept us laughing the whole time, so my wonderful memory might be in part to the guide we had. But, hard to say if it is worth going that far (about an hour each direction) Sorry I can't be of more help but we have done several of these at various places in the US, and they are always fun. If this was your first time in NO and you hadn't already done the plantations and swamp tour, I would...More
Private Pintz tour at Global Wildlife Center worth it? (0 Replies)
We are flying in for Mardi Gras and have an afternoon to kill before we meet up with friends. We are considering taking our daughter (6) to the Global Wildlife Center, but it's doubtful we'll be able to make the last tour esp. if we have a flight delay (and since we're flying from the North, it is pretty possible). We are curious if the Private Pintz tours are worth the extra money! We realize we would need to pay for four people even though there are only three of us. Anything else to see...More
January 16, 2015|
Global Wildlife Center (3 Replies)
Thinking of renting a car and driving to Slidel for a Swamp Tour with Cajun Encounters. And then driving over to the Global Wildlife Center. And possibly a drive across Lake Ponch heading back to NO. We are only spending 4 nights. Would this be worth the time? Haven't found alot of info about the WIldlife center. Def want to do the swamp tour.
March 12, 2013|
Response fromcajunyank|
You may want to check on the wagon times for the day of the week and time of the year you are going as the wagons go out only at certain times...just so you can allow for your swamp tour and travel time to Folsom..actually the best times for the wagon is the earliest as the animals are all roaming around to get food...after a number of wagons and later in the day they are not so ravenous.