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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

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Address: 16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
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+1 402-944-9453
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Out of the way fun

Having previously lived in Omaha, we were familiar with the park. It hasn't changed too much. The drive is through different areas which include elk, bison, etc. There are a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having previously lived in Omaha, we were familiar with the park. It hasn't changed too much. The drive is through different areas which include elk, bison, etc. There are a couple of areas where you can get out of you car and see a couple of exhibits. The roads are hard packed gravel & rock. Don't miss the Prairie Dog... More 

Thank Paul4093
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have come twice and enjoyed it both times. It is very different to see animals in a park rather than a zoo. It is much more unpredictable and they are not always as close for photos. But you see them in a much more natural state. This is well worth taking 3 hours or so to drive through and... More 

Thank James W
Lincoln, Nebraska
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199 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here once again on our way to Omaha. Easy access from I-80 and nice to get off the interstate for an hour or so. Each time we go we see more animals than the last time. The drive through road is a bumpy one though! This time all the elk were out grazing and we saw a second white... More 

Thank Lisa K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is a small, but cheap ($7 per adult ) day or afternoon out for the family. The track past the visitor centre takes you down a rocky track through the deer and elk pasture down to the Pelican pool before you reach the central part of the park. You can park up here and follow the short trails... More 

Thank daveashuk
Lincoln, Nebraska
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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.

Thank apeters1088
Fresno, California
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 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 

Thank IheartZephyr
Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews
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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 

Thank Gigi7810-4188
Waterloo, Nebraska
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 11 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 

Thank waterloocook
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56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

Thank davidwU4879VR
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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