That being said, if you enjoy seeing or bringing your kids to see a mind-blowing variety of exotic animals in caged area after cage in a typical "zoo" setting, then skip this. We have visited twice. Go early and plan to spend the day. Pack a cooler - lunch, water bottles, hats, sunscreen, etc. (like any park outing). The taxidermy display is excellent and is in a spacious, lifelike setting. You can spend a good 1/2 hour or more inside, checking out the different species, etc. If you are up for it (landscape in the park is kind of rolling hills), bring a wagon for the littlest ones. We spent a whole day this way, walking along the roads and stopping to admire the different species. My child delighted in watching the goats climb, seeing the gigantic face of a buffalo up close, admiring the enormous horns of the watutsi cattle. We even got to see the water buffalo take a dip in the water and chase the black swan as a little joke (she got away just fine and squawked at him from the shore). If you have the day to laze around and see animals just doing their thing in a natural setting, this place is great! In the fall we tossed a few tiny apples that fell off a tree outside the american elks area over the fence for them and they enjoyed gobbling them up (they were already eating ones that fell into their area as well) and sitting on the grass watching the zebra for a long time. The wild boars are my fave. The drive-through safari is nice - mostly saw more deer, goats, and emu or ostrich - we didn't go for it on our 2nd trip but I would do it again, you can stop anywhere, get out and take pictures, etc.The picnic area is wonderful and shady, and the playground is awesome - the "big kids" slides are actually fun for adults, they are so big! The cost may seem high but if you enjoy doing the things I talked about, it is a wonderful day trip. We will be back!
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