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“Great Way to Spend a Few Hours”

Action Wildlife Foundation
Ranked #4 of 7 things to do in Goshen
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Only $10 a person and a great chance to drive around and look at a lot of different animals. The petting zoo is really fun if you buy the $1 cup of food. The animals are really fun and let you pet them while they feed. The rest of the time you get to drive around and stop at each area to look at the animals. Nothing too exciting but it is a lot of fun for a little while.

Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

The main grounds are great for small children. They will see horses, cows, goats...the usual farm animals with a few more exotic exceptions (but still bovine and equine family). The drive-thru "safari" is basically just a drive through the woods...where you'll see deer. Maybe. Yep. That's it. Don't even consider that a part of the attraction. You will pay the fee just to see the main area. The petting zoo is basically goats behind a fence that you pay to feed ($1 for a *small* cup of grain or $3 for a bottle of milk). There were quite a few cute baby goats when we visited yesterday. Overall, this is a nice attraction for young children...but having seen many other animal and nature centers, farms, and zoos, this place did not meet our expectations and we will not be returning. The best parts of the day: seeing the one zebra at AWF and indulging in amazing ice cream at Peaches n' Cream at Litchfield (that is must!).

2  Thank mygsds
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Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

This is a good destination if you have 4-9 year-olds in your group. No scary monsters, just friendly (or indifferent) creatures. Peaches 'n Cream in Litchfield is a good finale.

Thank Alan_and_Vera
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

We had guests from out of the US and decided to take them to the AWF. I was surprised about how interesting it was. It was warm that day and many of the animals were not visible. Go when it is cool!

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

That being said, if you enjoy seeing or bringing your kids to see a mind-blowing variety of exotic animals in caged area after cage in a typical "zoo" setting, then skip this. We have visited twice. Go early and plan to spend the day. Pack a cooler - lunch, water bottles, hats, sunscreen, etc. (like any park outing). The taxidermy display is excellent and is in a spacious, lifelike setting. You can spend a good 1/2 hour or more inside, checking out the different species, etc. If you are up for it (landscape in the park is kind of rolling hills), bring a wagon for the littlest ones. We spent a whole day this way, walking along the roads and stopping to admire the different species. My child delighted in watching the goats climb, seeing the gigantic face of a buffalo up close, admiring the enormous horns of the watutsi cattle. We even got to see the water buffalo take a dip in the water and chase the black swan as a little joke (she got away just fine and squawked at him from the shore). If you have the day to laze around and see animals just doing their thing in a natural setting, this place is great! In the fall we tossed a few tiny apples that fell off a tree outside the american elks area over the fence for them and they enjoyed gobbling them up (they were already eating ones that fell into their area as well) and sitting on the grass watching the zebra for a long time. The wild boars are my fave. The drive-through safari is nice - mostly saw more deer, goats, and emu or ostrich - we didn't go for it on our 2nd trip but I would do it again, you can stop anywhere, get out and take pictures, etc.The picnic area is wonderful and shady, and the playground is awesome - the "big kids" slides are actually fun for adults, they are so big! The cost may seem high but if you enjoy doing the things I talked about, it is a wonderful day trip. We will be back!

3  Thank WeMeander
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