Lone Elk is a must-see for out-of-town visitors and a guaranteed winner with our grandkids. Shoot---my husband and I go there all the time without the grandkids. The park is beautiful in every season, and we seldom drive through without an exciting photo op. At times we have gotten up close (and nearly personal) with the buffalo----once we were actually surrounded by the herd which was WAY more fun and exciting than any amusement park ride. I've taken many of my students to the park---the lake is FULL of turtles----there are geese and ducks, bison and elk and of course white-tail deer. The best part is this wonderful park is free---although we happily contribute generously each and every time we visit to show our appreciation.