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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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Different outing for small kids

Heard about this park from an acquaintance so decided to try something different and take the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LaTonya T
Omaha, Nebraska
via mobile
Out of the way fun

Having previously lived in Omaha, we were familiar with the park. It hasn't changed too much. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bison” (51 reviews)
“petting zoo” (26 reviews)
“bald eagles” (16 reviews)
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16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003-4126
+1 402-944-9453
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Stopped here once again on our way to Omaha. Easy access from I-80 and nice to get off the interstate for an hour or so. Each time we go we see more animals than the last time. The drive through road is a bumpy one...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The park is a small, but cheap ($7 per adult ) day or afternoon out for the family. The track past the visitor centre takes you down a rocky track through the deer and elk pasture down to the Pelican pool before you reach the...More

Thank daveashuk
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a great place to go for an afternoon with the family. Lots of chances to see animals in their natural environment. Make sure to get out and walk up to the bears and the wolves. You can extend your hike around a cute...More

Thank apeters1088
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari is a four mile, drive-through North American wildlife adventure. It is a little small but the landscaping is actually quite nice and there were plenty of different animals to see. All of the animals and plants are...More

Thank IheartZephyr
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Up close look at a variety of animals that roam free! This is only about an hour to God through unless you get out at the one parking area and walk up the steep hill to see the lethargic bear. It is inexpensive and the...More

Thank Gigi7810-4188
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The Safari Park is a very exciting drive through park for families of all ages to enjoy! You get close looks at elk, bison, waterfowl, wolves, bears, and much more! Along with the drive through component there are also spots where you can get out...More

Thank waterloocook
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A great drive through the park and nice walking trails. Some of the largest bull elks you will ever see. Bison, bears, eagles, ducks, geese, cranes, wolves, deer and more. Has a nice gift shop.

Thank davidwU4879VR
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Are there picnic areas there?
13 June 2015|
Response from salixsharon |
are there picnic areas there?