We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Winter at the Wilds was AMAZING!”
Review of The Wilds

The Wilds
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

My fiance and I did the Winter at the Wilds tour today- and it was absolutely amazing!! There were four of us total - so it was a very personal tour! Travis was a great tour guide - informative, knowledgeable, friendly and funny. We were able to see so many different animals up close through the drive and go in to pet the rhinos (new baby rhino - a month old!) and feed and pet the giraffe, if you are going to do this tour, you have to book online in advance as the park is otherwise closed and there is no way to arrive and be added on.

Thank mindfixation
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (835)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
All reviews
"open air bus"
in 90 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 74 reviews
"wildside tour"
in 65 reviews
"the bus"
in 126 reviews
"nomad ridge"
in 41 reviews
"endangered species"
in 42 reviews
"the columbus zoo"
in 34 reviews
in 27 reviews
"fire pit"
in 25 reviews
"next morning"
in 18 reviews
"sunset safari"
in 26 reviews
"pickup truck"
in 19 reviews
"wild horses"
in 26 reviews
"carnivore center"
in 19 reviews
"stay overnight"
in 19 reviews
"african safari"
in 18 reviews
"painted dogs"
in 17 reviews

85 - 89 of 835 reviews

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We were there the last day of the open air tours for the season. Though the temperature was a little cold, our tour guide made the trip pleasurable and fun.
Don, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable and did a great job. The wilds are very organized and clean facilities. Highly recommended.

Thank Christopher H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend an overnight stay in one of the Wilds yurts. They are glamping at its finest! Comfortable bed, private bath, a huge fire pit for evening socializing, and 24 hr. Concierge service. The overnight package includes 1 night in a yurt, dinner & breakfast for 2, 2 Open air Safari tickets, and free wifi. All adults; no children in the yurts. The food was good, served in a private dining room, and varied choices. We got to choose from a menu. The yurt was comfortable and exciting. Sitting in the middle of a wooded area with a fantastic view and hearing animals during the night was really, really great. I suggest that you join the other yurt occupants at the fire pit after dinner to enjoy an evening of talk and laughter. We were lucky to have nice, friendly people who were also very entertaining. We had a great time with our fellow travelers. We opted to pay extra for The Wilds Tour and it was well worth it. The free ranging animals came right up to the vehicle and we could pet them and feed them treats. There are too many animals to name. They are animals that are facing extinction and The Wilds is doing a great job of conserving and breeding them for the future. Even if you can't spend the night take a day trip for the tours. One of our best experiences in 47 years. We will definitely return and bring family and friends.

4  Thank picky307
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 October 2017

So glad that Ohio has such an amazing place to care and protect wildlife! Its situated on a big piece of land where the wildlife can enjoy some natural place. We took a safari ride and watched so many animals there :)

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

More people need to know about this gem in Ohio. A must see for animal lovers and conservationists.

Sitting on over 10,000 acres of reclaimed land, you will be exposed to animals you can not see anywhere else.Their conservation and care of the animals is top-notch.

The open air tours have breaks with the option to get off the bus This allows parents of preschoolers and toddlers to expend energy. For parents of preschoolers and toddlers it's all about energy management. There's even an option for food midway through the tour.

You will be amazed how how close you can get to the wildlife and the variety of the wildlife.

Only one caution, not a complaint. If it's late in the year, get an earlier tour, sometimes the animals have to be sheltered and you don't want to miss them. They shelter some of the animals if the weather will dip below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Wilds is some distance from popular eateries, so factor that into your planning, but the food served there is great for young kids and their parents and grandparents.

Because of the variety of animals you will enjoy a return visit every tour is different.

Must see!

2  Thank Trey W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Wilds also viewed


Been to The Wilds? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing