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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

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Address: 16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
Phone Number: +1 402-944-9453
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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 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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit. This is a driving tour wildlife safari. You will get to see elk, deer, bison,pelicans,Sandhills cranes, waterfowl and more. There is a place to get out and see eagles, wolves, bears and a petting zoo. The visit center offers other animals also. Very nice place to visit. Allow a couple of hours to visit.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Not sure why there are not more reviews of this. Maybe because it doesn't come up when searching things to do in Omaha. It's a short drive from omaha, maybe 30 minutes. We loved it. You can take your time to go through. Make sure to stop at the petting zoo area. There you can see the bald eagles exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Love this place. I have not been to the frog pond yet but am sure to go next year. We really like the white tail deer and the elk.

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Osceola, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We took a little road trip to see this place. Got there about 11:00 and left about 1. Not a huge park but still a fun place to see in Nebraska. You just drive around and occasionally get out to walk and see different wildlife. Very affordable as well. They had elk, bison, wolves, bears, etc. They also had a... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Our group drove through the safari and had a great time. We first spotted about a dozen large elk with huge racks. Then came the deer. Next were the pelicans, followed by the bald eagles. We parked the car in a lot and hiked back to the owl exhibit and then the bear den. Both bears were right near the... More 

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