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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

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Address: 16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003
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+1 402-944-9453
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Drive-through adventure zoo's road leads visitors through several different...

Drive-through adventure zoo's road leads visitors through several different 'lands' featuring Sandhill Cranes, antelope, deer and a large buffalo herd. Most of the animals freely roam this corner of the county. All can be seen from visitors' cars, but Wolf Woods section requires a short walk. The interactive nature exhibits can be explored hile out of the car.

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This is a great place to go for an afternoon with the family. Lots of chances to see animals in their natural environment. Make sure to get out and walk up to the bears and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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138 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go for an afternoon with the family. Lots of chances to see animals in their natural environment. Make sure to get out and walk up to the bears and the wolves. You can extend your hike around a cute pond.

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Fresno, California
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174 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari is a four mile, drive-through North American wildlife adventure. It is a little small but the landscaping is actually quite nice and there were plenty of different animals to see. All of the animals and plants are native to North American such as elk, white-tailed deer, bison, pronghorn antelope, Sand Hill crane,... More 

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Thank IheartZephyr
Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Up close look at a variety of animals that roam free! This is only about an hour to God through unless you get out at the one parking area and walk up the steep hill to see the lethargic bear. It is inexpensive and the children loved it. Adults may find it a bit dull unless you remember that this... More 

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Waterloo, Nebraska
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The Safari Park is a very exciting drive through park for families of all ages to enjoy! You get close looks at elk, bison, waterfowl, wolves, bears, and much more! Along with the drive through component there are also spots where you can get out and hike around the area to get closer looks. It is definitely a must see... More 

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Thank waterloocook
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54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A great drive through the park and nice walking trails. Some of the largest bull elks you will ever see. Bison, bears, eagles, ducks, geese, cranes, wolves, deer and more. Has a nice gift shop.

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Thank davidwU4879VR
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was our second time coming here, and it was so much nicer than the last time. Last year we visited end of July in super heat, this year it was about 60 degrees and sunny outside. The elk were super close to the road and easy to see. The deer were also so easy to spot. Once you get... More 

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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying nearby at Mahoney state park and thought we'd check it out. Not our usual thing, but glad we did. It was humbling to see such large animals in such a large sanctuary that is their natural environment. Not a huge variety of animals like you might see in a zoo, nothing exotic but animals that are natural... More 

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Thank Emull81
Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went in later afternoon in August. I'm glad we had a lifted 4x4 truck though, not sure how some cars manage to get through. We were able to see a lot of the animals on the drive, and we got to see the bears and wolves so my son was excited. The animals up by the gift shop were really... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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142 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you like looking at animals in their natural habitat, then this is a GREAT park. The animals have tons of room to roam - not cooped up at all - and the scenery is so pretty. I've seen elk, bison and deer before, yet it's still so great to see them in this kind of habitat. They have a... More 

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Thank LauriH44
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were here with the grandchildren about 4 years ago and saw so many amenities added since that time. You drive through where the animals are living, they have plenty of room, fed and watered. If you want to see the wolves or bear there is a hike up to their penned areas. Everyone seemed to abide by the rule... More 

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