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Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We love this place! It's a manageable size for kids & grandparents! We hadn't been in several years & found the upgrades to be wonderful!

The sloth is a crowd pleaser, the baby capybaras were adorable & bear feeding time was fascinating. We didn't take the safari tour this time but please note that you don't have to decide at the parking kiosk if you want to take the safari. You can add it from within the park for the same price.

We stopped at Hershey's ZooAmerica later on the same day and there is no comparison. Lake Tobias is hands down 100% better!

1  Thank miscalane
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"petting zoo"
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"reptile house"
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"feed the animals"
in 57 reviews
"safari ride"
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"day trip"
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"open air bus"
in 13 reviews
"animal food"
in 11 reviews
"before boarding the bus"
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"concession stand"
in 19 reviews
"large animals"
in 7 reviews
"baby goats"
in 5 reviews
"animal lovers"
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"all ages"
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"lions and tigers"
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"animals seem"
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"pack a picnic lunch"
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"animal exhibits"
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We really had difficulty soon after arriving for the tour. only one bus working at the start of a special weekend. Had to wait over half hour. Many of the animals are really within reach however there doesn't appear to be a well structured plan for conservation of the land or how they are cared for. Much of the pastureland is completely desolate of plantlife and washed over by recent rains, soil erosion plans were not in affect.
As for the concession stands, they seemed ill prepared for the large crowd expected.
My Son in law waited 19 minutes, timed, for a milk shake then 8 minutes more for the second milkshake he ordered at the same time..

1  Thank Elvin B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I have lived in the area my entire life and this was my first visit. What a fun day. We used a coupon and save $6 off the admission. Children 2 and under are free.

The animals here were very active the day we visited. I thought because it was hot for September - high 80s, that many animals might not come out. This was not the case at all. We walked around for about an hour and then boarded the Safari bus for an additional 45 minutes.

1  Thank HOCKEYMOM12
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit and it was such a nice place. From the moment you drive up., you know you're going to have a good time. The greeters are very friendly, it isn't at all expensive. We took the safari tour and it was 30 minutes of driving thru the forest and getting to touch and feed the animals, the grandkids loved that part. Everyone in the family had a good time and we got to experience the animals up close. Definitely going back again, because it started raining and we didn't get to visit all the animals. It's very clean, very well kept and just a nice place to spend a day with the family.

1  Thank Raymond P
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This park offered every type of interaction with wildlife. As you enter you immediately see wildlife roaming around, some large birds just walking around free and others in large spacious clean pens or fenced in area. Then you can take a safari trip through the park in open buses where you see 100's of animals wondering freely and comfortably on hundreds of acres of open range. Some come right up to the bus and are very social, meanwhile the bus driver acts as a tour guide identifying animals and the history of the park. Then there is a petting zoo, with goats, sheep, ponys, and many other farm animals. After that , there is the indoor show where you find a show featuring a sloth, alligators, snakes and hundred year old large turtle. A gift shop and a snack bar, whow, what a nice day!!!!

1  Thank caglackin67
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