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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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Biting gnats infestation

Recently visited the safari park and the little gnats were terrible. We first visited the prairie... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Teri W
Very good

nice way to relax & just drive through a wildlife area on those hot summer days. they do have some... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
p c
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Ashland, Nebraska
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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.
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“bald eagles” (17 reviews)
“bison” (58 reviews)
“petting zoo” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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16406 North 292nd Street, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
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+1 402-944-9453
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Recently visited the safari park and the little gnats were terrible. We first visited the prairie dogs and noticed we were being attacked by little black bugs. We quickly tried to brush off and get back in the car but still carried some with us....More

Thank Teri W
Reviewed 26 September 2017

nice way to relax & just drive through a wildlife area on those hot summer days. they do have some hiking trails if you'd like to stop & walk around. if you're heading to Mahoney &/or the SAC Museum, add this to your list if...More

Thank p c
Reviewed 15 September 2017

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 10 September 2017

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 7 September 2017 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 6 September 2017

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 Randy K
Reviewed 25 August 2017

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
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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.
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salixsharon
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.
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