Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari, Winston: Address, Phone Number, Wildlife Safari Reviews: 4.5/5

Wildlife Safari
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
About
Wildlife Safari is a non-profit AZA accredited zoological park dedicated to conservation, education and research since its inception in 1972. Wildlife Safari is a fun-filled family destination where you can view over 500 animals in their natural habitat roaming freely much as they do in the wild! Visitors to the park drive through a 4.5 mile trek to see animals from Africa, Asia and the America’s. This unique setting offers many opportunities to get up close and personal with animals large and small. The free Safari Village is home to over 100 unique animals, a petting zoo, beautiful gardens, the Gift Shop, Safari Village Café and the White Rhino Event Center.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Brian J
Portland, OR94 contributions
Meant to visit for years, not disappointed
Jun 2021
Well thought out with solid animal viewing options. Reminded me of San Diego Zoo in a smaller way. Was impressed but not blown away with the driving portion. Was really impressed by the walking portion. What felt like it could be a throw-away intro to the gift shop was a genuine interesting experience of its own with extra bits around every corner.

We picked up a Groupon for admission. A bit of a pain at the gate but well worth the discount. Offered both for adults and children admission.
Written June 17, 2021
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LetsExplore
10 contributions
Awesume place for kids and family.
Jun 2021
Awesume place for kids and family.
I went with my family and my kids really like it. He remembered every detail of it.
We went early morning and could beat most of the crowd.

And the money you spent there goes to animal welfare, so felt contented.
People we very nice. they are always very eager to tell about the animals.
Written June 9, 2021
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Nathan U
Sacramento, CA893 contributions
Wow! Pretty darn cool.
May 2021 • Family
Came on a Sunday evening at 5pm as a pitstop and respite of a long travel along the cost. Really great experience as we rode through the safari and witnessed animals in their quasi-natural habitat. To see these wonderful creatures so close and not feel rushed, with only a few cars that day, this was (for the price) well worth it! We bought our tickets online and entered quickly. Took about an hour to cruise the whole safari.
Written May 9, 2021
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walthess
Elk Grove, CA169 contributions
Wonderful experience and friendly staff
Mar 2021 • Friends
Visited last week and had a wonderful time. We arrived just after opening so we were the first car on the drive through safari. We spent about 2 hours on the drive stopping often to take photos and just enjoy watching the animals.

Of special interest were the cheetahs. The facility is known for its success in breeding these beautiful cats. It was fun to see so many in close view of our car.

After the drive through we had a very good lunch at their on site cafe then walked the village where many more animals are on view. We did the cheetah photo experience as well as the lion feeding. Both are extra cost options but well worth it. Your entrance ticket allows you to drive through a second time and we did that later in the day. The late afternoon drive allowed us to see animals that were not yet up and active in the morning.

All in all it was a fun experience and we recommend it. The self drive is easy, fun and of course safe. It was fun to have the emus and some hoof stock come up to your car looking for a handout (feed can be purchased on site t o feed them). Also nice to see hoof stock free ranging on the vast open areas. As expected, dangerous animals, lions, tigers, cheetahs, are not freely roaming the facility!

Give it a try, the site is beautiful, especially this time of year and everyone we encountered was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
Written March 22, 2021
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Sojourner
Castle Rock, WA56 contributions
Amazing!
Mar 2021 • Couples
It was a very relaxing time for my husband and me. We got to see animals we’d only seen on television before, such as lemurs. And that too, we got to see many animals up close! I was most excited to see the “wallaroos,” so named because they’re between the size of a wallaby and a kangaroo. 🦘 We also got to ride a camel which was a cool experience for us. 🐪
Written March 21, 2021
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JulieinOregon
Klamath Falls, OR24 contributions
Great experiance!
Jan 2021 • Couples
We had a lovely time driving thru the park. Lots of wild animals to see. Very spread out attraction with lots of room for the animals to roam. A fun time.
Written January 14, 2021
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Clkinc
Gold Beach, OR466 contributions
Relaxing and peaceful!
Oct 2020
What a great way to enjoy the day, especially if you are an animal lover! You can take as little or as much time as you want to drive through. Goupon was having a great deal on tickets. We hear early morning is the best time to go. Feeding animals only takes place on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. We went on a Thursday....NO regrets. The have a nice little gift shop with plenty items. A nice little walk around park area where you can enjoy the animals, plenty of things for kids to do. The flamingos didn't look real until they moved! They have animal encounters, be sure to call and schedule an appointment. So many animals just to watch and enjoy. Be sure to take your time. They have a place where you can park and actually get out and just enjoy. The only downfall on this day was the vehicle in front of us actually honked his horn to make a bear move then he felt the need to keep backing up to follow the bear! It really is a great place to social distance and have a great time. All the staff/employees were so friendly and helpful. Everyone waved and smiled(even if it was with their eyes). The bathrooms were clean and well taken care of. Was very impressed that most staff/employees were wearing their masks even while walking around and or driving while they were well socially distanced. Very impressive. We are looking forward to coming back when our grand babies come for a visit. They are so going to enjoy this park. It is a beautiful place and well taken care of. Great job! Easy to get to! Who knew that was hiding right there in the city!
Written October 5, 2020
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LaurieB980
Portland, OR452 contributions
A "gotta do" stop just off I-5!!
Aug 2020
We planned a stop at Wildlife Safari on our vacation trip down to Klamath Falls as neither my husband nor myself had ever visited the site before. This was a perfect place to drive through during this time of Covid! It is a short drive off I-5 South, and well worth the time we spent there. I would have to say that it was the most enjoyable time we have had in a long time for under $20.00 each!! Many animals were out and about, and we were able to drive through twice which allowed us to see even more various critters who had made their way out of their nap time habitats. We loved the four giraffes as well as the emus who tried to come up to our windows, and the fallow deer that were being fed the special food that was available to buy. One of the most fun times we had was when we drove past a brown bear who had decided to spend time in a large plastic kiddie pool filled with water, and was splashing his front paws gleefully as water flew everywhere! He even looked like he had a big grin on his face! All in all, this was a joyful stop on a trip that we enjoyed well above the money we paid!! Well worth it!
Written September 13, 2020
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Kevin G
Bend, OR165 contributions
Go early
Sep 2020 • Couples
We showed up early afternoon. Lots of people. As you drive through you can see various animals. But we had to sit in traffic because people 100 cars up would block road to others. Plenty of room to pull to side to let others by. The visitor guide they give you had pictures of animals you should see. Be nice to have better pictures to identify the animals. Many of the animals were bedded down and that's why I'd say go early. Was fun to see the animals. Be real fun with kids who are a little older. Definitely go on Groupon before you go, you can find it for half price. It took us about 2 hrs 15 min to drive through.
Written September 10, 2020
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Bryan K
Oregon City, OR445 contributions
Way better than a zoo
Sep 2020 • Family
We arrived late & called while we were in the long line to enter. The staff waited for us so we didn’t miss our appointment for the cheetah photo. That was very cool of them to do for us.

We thought we were going to be much closer to the cheetah in the photos, but that wasn’t the case.

Try & arrive early in the morning. In the afternoon heat, the animals find shade & bed down.
Written September 7, 2020
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