Eureka Springs Safari Park
Eureka Springs Safari Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Home to over 500 rare and endangered animals from all over the world representing 56 species. We have camels, kangaroos, lemurs, buffalo, omnivores, deer and we are home to many rescued large reptiles and tropical birds too! We have just added some cats to our park including Caracals and Servals. There is plenty to see in our 4 mile drive thru and petting zoo with walk thru area too! Open 7 days a week!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cheryl M
Kansas City, MO16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Will never do this again! The animals in the gift shop (guinea pigs and rabbits) are in too small of spaces and are obviously being kept for breading/profit. Animals in petting zoo are also in very small spaces and come begging for the feed you can buy. There is a large sign when going to the drive through part indicating it is against Federal Law to feed the animals...but they sell you feed and tell you that you can feed the animals that come up to you. The animals practically charged the vehicles! They basically beg for you to feed them. There was a deer with its head stuck in the fence and another that seemed injured. We told them on the way out and they didn't seem concerned at all.
Written July 2, 2020
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Miserable people often have a hard time enjoying themselves in general. We raise animals for other zoos and rescue exotic animals as well. We have three certified abuse investigators on staff and also have many biologists, conservationists and other animal professionals that work here. Most of our visitors love our hands on experiences.
Written July 2, 2020
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Kelly B
Iowa5,204 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
We drove here from Eureka Springs on Monday, June 8th. Both the website and Facebook page said they opened at 9:00 a.m.

We pulled in the zoo’s driveway way around 9:10. The gate was still closed. I could see a young lady down the hill, inside the zoo. It appeared she saw us. I assumed she would open the park now that it was obvious people wanted to come in. To give her a bit of time to open, we drove to the Dollar General nearby to kill some time. I also Facebook messaged the zoo to confirm they did indeed open at 9:00. My husband also tried calling them: no answer.

After 10 minutes, we drove back to the zoo. The gate was still closed. Once again, we tried calling; no answer. We went to the convenience store up the road to decide if we wanted to wait around, or leave. We decided to check one more time if they were open. Still closed. It was going on 9:30 by this point.

Going on 10:00, I got a Facebook message back: “We are open 9-5.” Ummmm, you might want to inform your Eagle Rock staff of that, because they certainly weren’t open at 9 today.
Written June 8, 2020
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We do apologize for the inconvenience. Would you like to try again? Email me directly at info@plzoo.com
Written June 10, 2020
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Jackie
Carlsbad, CA303 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We had visited this place a few years ago and were delighted with all the different animals and the cleanliness of the place. However, this time there were far fewer animals - yet the cost had increased to $30 per car. For young children, it's probably a good experience, but for my husband and me, it was a big disappointment. I would have given a lower rating but because of the Corona Virus situation and the time of day we were there (around noon) I felt that they may have been at a disadvantage. But we won't be going back again.
Written June 2, 2020
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Our $30 per carload pricing is a fantastic discount. Regular admission is $18.95 per person and has been at least $15 per person for a decade. We are only short one exhibit as we are rebuilding a lot of our petting zoo and have added a carnivore house, prairie dogs, lemurs, aviary and more in recent years.
Written June 5, 2020
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RanDebbie
Blue Springs, MO69 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Drive thru Safari Park. Went with family one hour prior to closing. The employees were driving their jeep around the park closing up the animals as we were driving thru . We had purchased food for the animals and had so much left we just dumped it on the ground for the animals to have at a later time. I did love the bible scriptures posted around the park.
Written March 24, 2024
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OnAir28769524883
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This place is a joke charges you 40.00 to see a handful of Emus and llamas. All the animals are in pens. Everyone do your self a huge favor go to Strafford,Mo animal Safari. 1000 times better
Written September 17, 2023
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We are 200 acres with around 60 species of animals. Primates, birds, antelope, deer, cats, wolves and more.
Written November 30, 2023
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Kathleen T
Columbia, IL20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
My husband and I had a fun experience seeing the animals. We loved how they came right up to the car looking for food. The emus were very cute and friendly and made us laugh several times. We also enjoyed all the fallow deer. The animals looked healthy and taken care of and had plenty of room to roam. There were some animals we saw for the first time and learned from the educational signs. We recommend visiting the Eureka Springs Safari Park.
Written July 16, 2022
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thunsley8
Hannibal, MO196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The animals come right up to you to eat. Definitely buy food when paying. All the animals are gentle except the ostrich. Food is 5.00. We had a wonderful time and it’s worth a stop if you love animals.
Written April 30, 2023
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Ann N
Little Rock, AR25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Loved having the animals up close to the car. Wish there had been more; there was lots of driving without an animal around. I have some concern about their diet and surroundings and how they acclimate to the hot weather. However, the family seems very sincere about the animals and I'm glad we went.
Written August 11, 2020
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Thanks for your review, all of our animals are acclimated to the Ozarks weather and most were born here. Everything has shade, fresh water and a veterinary prescribed diet that they receive every day. We have wildlife biologists, conservationists and even animal cruelty investigators on staff. Some of our animals are rescues that have come from abuse, neglect or have been abandoned and have now found their forever home. When it’s very hot out the animals do like to sit in the shade or down in the creek area where it’s cooler.
Written August 12, 2020
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mykcrealtor
Kansas City, MO37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
My husband and I spent about 2 hours at the zoo, between the petting are and the drive thru part. We bought a large bag of feed for $5 and used every bit of it feeding the animals. I loved the petting zoo area, which isn't as much about circulating with the animals as it is getting closer to them in their fenced environments. We came at 2pm feeding time and it was interesting to see the animals being fed. I was disappointed that I thought I would be able to bottle feed a few animals like I had seen on their website, but they let all the little kids feel the goats and calves (the only animals they were bottle feeding at the time), which I can understand.

We appreciated that some of the animals in the drive-thru area were fenced off, as we've been to other drive-thru zoos and experienced damage to our car. There were still MANY animals that roamed around and came to the car- emu, llama, deer, buffalo, to name a few. And those that were fenced off were still very close to see and feed.

With a coupon from a zoo brochure we found in town ($2 off) it was less than $35 for both of us to go to the zoo... I found that a great investment and look forward to visiting again.
Written March 27, 2012
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ntracy_84
Oklahoma City, OK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Couples
My husband and I called ahead and booked a private tour with the owner. We arrived, were handed several bags of food, and allowed to go through the petting zoo where we fed and pet everything!

The owner arrived and we spent the next hour and half driving through the zoo seeing 100s of animals and feeding them through the safety of the owner's vehicle. She was sure to show us all of the animals and the tour didn't finish until she made sure we saw and fed everything! She provided us with several bags of food and took pictures of us.

The coolest part was feeding an entire bucket of fruit to the lemurs!!! They were just like little people and the experience was just amazing.

The owner and helper were so kind and tried very hard to make sure we had a great time. We didn't feel rushed or unsafe at any moment. We can't wait to go back!!!!!
Written February 25, 2012
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