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Address: 124 Jungle Dr, 124 Jungle Dr., Strafford, MO 65757-8100 (Formerly Exotic Animal Paradise)
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+1 417-859-5300
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Loved the camels

I visited the safari with my husband, our two little ones and our teenage son. We all loved it. The camels and emu were the best! I laughed so much. There was a lot of area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lisamgarcia
via mobile
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the safari with my husband, our two little ones and our teenage son. We all loved it. The camels and emu were the best! I laughed so much. There was a lot of area with no animals to look at but overall, we had a wonderful experience and would definitely come back. It took us about 2 hours... More 

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1 Thank Lisamgarcia
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just visited WIld Animal Safari today and it was wonderful! I was reluctant to purchase food to feed such very large animals from our car window but we went in armed with animal treats anyway. The animals were very sweet and gentle eating from our hands! I had an amazing experience. It was a bit cold... More 

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1 Thank Laura C
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118 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For those of you who remember the Buena Vista Exotic Animal Paradise from many years ago, at this same location, do not go expecting to see even a scaled back version. Many years ago this was a 12 mile drive through a wonderful animal park that created great family memories. Now it is a 5 mile tour through less than... More 

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Thank Momike55
Omaha
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Had a few hours to kill after a business trip before catching my flight home and as I was solo decided this would be a good activity. You have your choice between driving your own car through the park or going on their Safari bus. I chose to drive solo so I could go at my own speed. The first... More 

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1 Thank Erica M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised. We visited on 21 JAN 17. Some of the animals such as Liger (hybrid lion tiger) and tigers are in cages. The exhibits are not up to the standard of St Louis or Louisville bur are a cut above most regional zoos. The highlight is a vast fences in are with heard animals. You can ride... More 

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Thank Wayne M
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63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

We have gone to zoos and drive thru safaris all across the US and this one is top 3 in our opinion because of the fabulous variety of animals! The buildings don't look great, but it's clear they spend their budget on their animals. We visited with 3 sons, 2yo, 13yo and 5yo for his birthday! First of all, LIGERS.... More 

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Thank CSchex
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78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

If you love animals and the outdoors, Wild Animal Safari is the place to go. The walk through park has a few animals you can see up close, but the real treat is the safari ride. Buy a bag of treats and you will get to feed and pet lots of animals. From camels to ostriches to watusi to zebras... More 

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1 Thank Sandy H
Blue Springs
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

last time i went i had a ball, totally not the same now. if you drive through, you cannot feed the animals, also you can't even roll your window down! it costs $60 for 2 adults and a child. not worth it anymore

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Thank merrym00n
Union, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

stopped on way back from branson ended up best of trip.great friendly staff were sooo helpfull.recomend it to everyone

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Thank chrisgargus
Brazil, Indiana
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

My husband was ready to pass this place up and head for home. It's in dire need of a paint job and face lift, It was the last stop on our vacation, but our kids, 8 and 10 were so looking forward to it and he gave in. We were so happy we stayed. My husband ended up saying it... More 

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1 Thank Heather S

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