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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

#2 of 9 things to do in Ashland Features Animals
16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
+1 402-944-9453
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Amazing attraction!

Hubby and I went here on our vacation to NE and I am glad we did. If you love animals in a natural... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jaylean E
Leavenworth, Kansas
Good Wild Safari Experience.

You can see a lot of elks, bisons, deers and some other animals and birds in this wild safari... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Renny J
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bald eagles” (17 reviews)
“petting zoo” (26 reviews)
“black bear” (9 reviews)
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16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
+1 402-944-9453
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here when visiting the state park near by. It was really interesting and close up views to the buffalo, almost too close. One of them put his head right next to my car window, and yes I was scared, he did walk off...More

3  Thank firefly331
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to spend the afternoon. The staff was friendly. Highlight recommended going for a hike by the Wolfe den.

Thank acizek90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great wildlife that anyone can see from the safety of their car. Worth getting out of your car and walking up to see the wolves and bear. The four bald eagles were beautiful. We saw more elk And buffalo here than we have when we...More

Thank Traveled402
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The concept is great! BUT, as with any in-the-wild drive through zoo, animals are sometimes very difficult to find. Many hide in the foliage. We did see several elk up close & some buffalo. Maybe it's better early in the morning or closer to dusk....More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Heard about this park from an acquaintance so decided to try something different and take the family, since the weather was beautiful. We saw the elk, deer, bison and a few different birds during the drive. Once we parked, took the kids to the petting...More

Thank LaTonya T
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Having previously lived in Omaha, we were familiar with the park. It hasn't changed too much. The drive is through different areas which include elk, bison, etc. There are a couple of areas where you can get out of you car and see a couple...More

Thank Paul4093
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We have come twice and enjoyed it both times. It is very different to see animals in a park rather than a zoo. It is much more unpredictable and they are not always as close for photos. But you see them in a much more...More

Thank James W
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Jennifer M
8 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.
13 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.