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Address: 14000 International Rd., Cumberland, OH
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+1 740-638-5030

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Safari in the Mid-west

We shared our experience with friends from Indianapolis and really enjoyed the relaxing tour and various sights. We looked into staying the night in the Yurts-but could not this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We shared our experience with friends from Indianapolis and really enjoyed the relaxing tour and various sights. We looked into staying the night in the Yurts-but could not this visit. Most animals were visible and in a natural looking habitat.

Thank rblackburn85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a night staying at the Yurts at The Wilds and did both a regular open air tour and a "behind the scenes tour". Both were excellent, we saw a lot of animals and the guides were knowledgeable and interested in the animals. The Yurts were warm and comfortable.

Thank GulfKayaker
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Took the open air safari tour as a birthday present to myself. Don was the tour guide and was really friendly and seemed to enjoy his job. Enjoyed seeing the giraffe, learning about the Przewalski's wild horses, admiring the rhinos and finding a greater love for the grevy's zebra.

Thank Laura K
columbus, ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

As a former member of the Columbus Zoo I can't believe I had never driven an hour outside of town to The Wilds. What an amazing animal and nature preserve. I went with a small group of friends on Wednesday afternoon. There were 12 people on our tour and it was so much fun driving around the countryside and experiencing... More 

1 Thank ohioerin
Akron, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were on a girls weekend in the area and looking for something to do. We are so happy we chose zip lining at The Wilds. There were 9 stations and the views were unbelievable. The trees were in all their fall glory. We did get to see several types of animals from above. Our guides, Chris and Sadie, were... More 

Thank Deborah W
Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I made reservations the day before and got 50% off my tour for being a Columbus Zoo member. It took me 1 hr and 40mins from south Columbus. After you get off of the freeway, the roads are slow and crooked. You park at a lot that is located right off of the road. Parking is $6. A shuttle takes... More 

Thank HikingLife614
Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We chose the Safari Transport and were able to see many animals up close. The ostriches pecked at our windows! Trip takes a little over 2 hours with a stop to see the cheetahs at the carnivore center.

Thank buckeye-vintage
Bay Village, Ohio
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Let me begin by saying I am not fond of heights but I promised my wife I would Zip line with her at the "Wilds" after I passed on the experience the last time we were there. I also have problems with my shoulder but that turned out to not be a factor at all. It was an amazing experience!!!!!... More 

1 Thank Bob D
Scottown ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Wow. What a place. We took the closed bus tour. We will for sure take the open air bus next time. Can't wait till the grandkids are big enough to go.

1 Thank charlesw919
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We took the open Safari vehicle in the late afternoon. It was absolutely wonderful - we had a very good driver and guide - she explained what we were seeing and a lot of information about the care of the animals and the reasons they were there. She stopped frequently so that everyone could get their photos. The animals were... More 

1 Thank Alison P

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