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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

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16406 North 292nd Street, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
+1 402-944-9453
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Just west of Omaha, NE, is the Wildlife Safari Park, or also known as Lee G. Simmons Conservation... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pierre S
Topeka, Kansas

A great place to spend a couple of hours, drive thru, but take the walking hikes to really see some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan S
Brookfield, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bison” (53 reviews)
“petting zoo” (26 reviews)
“bald eagles” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
16406 North 292nd Street, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
+1 402-944-9453
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just west of Omaha, NE, is the Wildlife Safari Park, or also known as Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. It is a wonderful opportunity to view buffalo, elk, white-tailed deer, crane meadows -- and, of course, prairie dogs! Wolf Canyon is an...More

Thank Pierre S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to spend a couple of hours, drive thru, but take the walking hikes to really see some of the interesting parts of the park. Try to go on a cool morning when the animals are most active.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't care for zoos and seeing animals locked up behind bars and acting like bored prisoners. I thought the conservation "safari" would be different, since the signs tell you to remain inside your vehicle as you pass through the different habitats. However, when you...More

Thank Booperskp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You drive through this park. Don't exit your car. Especially around the bison and elk. You can over by the eagle cage or the birds. There is one white bison there as well as a herd. Also, deer, wolves, and much more.

Thank RandyKasal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice park, clean and reasonably priced (I think two adults were about $7.50 each). We drove for over an hour and got out to see some of the bird areas and also the bears and wolves. It was a very good experience. Feeding the animals...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My american friend recommended to visit this safari to see american wildlife, and we were pleased we did visit. We saw all the animals here except wolves - it must be so hot for them. The high light would be Bold Eagle and Bison. It...More

Thank Teruminz
Reviewed 10 August 2017

My fiancé and I were driving to Lincoln and came across this Safari. We just knew we had to check it out, being outdoor/animal lovers. It was a cute little drive. There are a few spots where you can get of the car and walk...More

Thank Megan L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Hubby and I went here on our vacation to NE and I am glad we did. If you love animals in a natural setting, then this is for you. Towards the end of the safari drive, you do get a very close encounter with buffalo....More

Thank Jaylean E
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

You can see a lot of elks, bisons, deers and some other animals and birds in this wild safari. Animals like wolves are hard to see in the late mornings, unless you reach there early morning. Sometimes you need a lot of patience with driving,...More

Thank Renny J
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! We made sure we went early - got there around 9:45 and the animals were moving and all relatively close to the paths. We stayed for over 3 hours, and even at 1pm we saw the Elk on the move,...More

Thank Loeweb821
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Jennifer M
9 July 2017|
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Response from Dave W | Reviewed this property |
An hour tops if you are just driving & looking. If you have kids, you can extend it with time in the petting area & some walking to see eagles, bears, & other things.
14 June 2015|
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Response from Dave W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The petting zoo area has a food truck plus a lot of shaded space to picnic. Restrooms are here too! This is also where you walk to see the eagles & bears.