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“Great Family Outing!”

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Elizabethtown, pa
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Family Outing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a great place to see animals up and personal. The Safari ride of course is one of the main attractions and should not be missed. I've been there other times in the past and it seemed like we needed to wait for a ride but I think they have more buses going throughout out the day now so there is NO wait at all! :) Just remember if you want to feed the animals get your crackers ahead of time at the concession stand before boarding the bus. We had to wait for ppl that got off the bus to go get some before we left because they saw that I had some so that reminded them!
One of the best parts about the whole park is that it's very clean and that the animals are well taken care of. I love the new enclosures they have for the bigger animals now compared to years past! It was very hot when we went so we probably would of seen them more active if it would of been cooler. My grand kids 3 and 2 loved the Park! :)

Visited July 2013
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great destination for an equally great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Lake Tobias is the perfect destination for families. Large groups are also very easily accommodated. The safari tour is rather entertaining. The animal exhibits are clean and you can get close enough to encounter most of them rather closely. There are picnic tables if you want to bring your own food (a rare treat for a "zoo") and the food/drinks are very reasonably priced if you want to go that route instead. No matter what, it would be hard to not get more than your money's worth at such a great place!

Visited July 2013
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Strasburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great family day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Took our sons and their families. Used a "Living Social" BOGO and a gift BOGO. It was well worth it w/o the discount. Even the 2 years olds loved it! The ride on Safari was the best. Elk came up on our bus, buffalo, emu's, alpaca's, etc. all came right up to the bus to feed and pet. It was really neat and alot of fun. Walk through park and petting zoo was fun too. bEven the food was good. Nice little gift shop. Good for all ages.

Visited June 2013
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Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Lake Tobias, 4th of July 2013”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our family went to Lake Tobias on the 4th of July. We took the Safari tour bus to see the animals that were grazing in the fields. Some of the animals came close enough to the bus and allowed us to pet and feed them. The bus driver was very informative and answered all the questions. July was a good time to go, we got to see the young animals. We also went to the petting zoo, the animals looked like they were well cared for. The animal cages were clean and all had fresh water. Overall this was a good experience.

Visited July 2013
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Family Fun for a Great Price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Spent over 2 hours here wandering the park and seeing the various animals. Then we went on the safari bus and it was even better than expected! Where else can you feed a buffalo? The value is awesome for what you get to do.

Visited July 2013
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