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The Wilds

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Wonderful experience

This was such a great experience, unlike anything I've ever done before. It wasn't crowed at all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fredericktown, Ohio
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A must see treasure!

My husband and I took the 2 hour bus tour and couldn't be more pleased with our experience seeing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joan O
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  • Poor1%
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14000 International Rd, Cumberland, OH 43732-9500
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was such a great experience, unlike anything I've ever done before. It wasn't crowed at all which was nice. We even got on an earlier tour becauae thwre were open seats. We had the best tour guide too. The paths are a bit rough...More

Thank choldren80
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I took the 2 hour bus tour and couldn't be more pleased with our experience seeing all of the beautiful animals. The staff was so friendly and helpful. And our driver/tour guide Don was outstanding. So knowledgeable about the animals and very...More

Thank Joan O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Found information about The Wilds while investigating the Columbus Zoo. They are affiliated. Took the 2 hour bus tour, reservations required. Excellent up front views of the animals, many rare, and very informative narration.

Thank parrots2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wilds is associated with the Columbus zoo, but unlike any zoo you've ever been to. Because of the distance from home we decided to stay two nights, I highly recommend staying at Nomad Ridge in the two person yurts - think glamping. But there...More

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from our Open air Safari at the Wilds. This is a must see attraction in Ohio. We had brought our 7 year grandson, but this is an attraction for all ages. Our driver and tour guide Jordan did a wonderful job at...More

Thank LoriPulskamp1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this place because I wanted to do Safari for my birthday. It was the closest to Indianapolis. We took the evening safari with dinner. The cheesecake was the best. Very less option for vegetarian. The safari and the guide was very good. They...More

Thank desaisameera
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough about this place - truly an unexpected find in Central Ohio. Stay overnight in Nomad Ridge if you can - seeing giraffes strolling in the distance at sunset was priceless!

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the open air safari August 3 - perfect weather - overcast. The open air vehicle was comfortable, the driver stopped for photos and gave lots of info about the park and the animals and at the end, the driver did NOT ask for tips!!!...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Woodland Yurts on Nomad Ridge. It was a one of a kind experience. There's a fire pit and a lookout area nearby which had binoculars we could use to see the animals. At night, it got a bit loud with the...More

1  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for the first time with our children. We splurged on the Wildside Tour, which was fantastic. I imagine it would be hard to do the regular safari tour after having done that. There were 7 of us total in the back of a...More

Thank M S
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from Buckmarko | Reviewed this property |
Everyone is right. But look out for the ostriches. Ha ha.
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August 7, 2018|
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Response from M S | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend it. The rides are very bumpy. The tours are all about 2.5 hours and are open-air too. I think the youngest we saw there was probably about 1.5-2 years.
August 3, 2018|
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Response from 40Coupe | Reviewed this property |
About 5-6 years ago we stayed at the Baymont by Wyndham Cambridge with the grandkids. They loved the pool and Baymont provides free breakfast. Recenty we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Cambridge also free breakfast and... More