Wildlife Safari

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Wildlife Safari
Description:Drive through wild animal park on 600 acres, open year round, includes a train and children's zoo.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:1790 Safari Road
Address 2:
City:Winston
State/Province:0R
Zip Code:97496-1600
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (October to March)
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (April to September)
Admission:
Telephone:(541) 679-6761
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
J. Cox, Co-op Member
Located not far from I-5 and easy to find, Wildlife Safari is a fun place to see exotic wildlife in semi-natural habitats without many barred cages. The famous drive-through of the main park offers an up-close and sometimes personal view of many different animals that roam freely, including giraffes, rhinos, zebras, emus, camels, llamas, buffalo (and many, many more). The lions, elephants, bears, tigers, and cheetahs are all behind cages, though much larger cages than found in most zoos.
After parking the car, there are lovely grounds for picnic lunches, and a wonderful Village Area to explore. The Village Area has many exotic, caged animals, much like a zoo. It also has a playground/play structure to stretch the kids' legs after the 1.5 hour car ride through the park. The path in the Village area winds you through beautifully landscaped gardens to see more animals, and boasts a small train to see a few more. There is a cafe, gift shop, and restrooms here. Camel rides are offered seasonally, and there's a covered amphitheater for animal presentations.
Wildlife Safari also offers educational opportunities, such as field trips and classes. They even cater to the homeschooling community by offering two different monthly classes from October through April. The details for these are on their website.
All in all, our family enjoys every visit to the Wildlife Safari, as we see and learn something new each time.
JulieG, Co-op Member
We are blessed to live 20 minutes away from Wildlife Safari and we have been taking our kiddos here since they were born. Now 14 and 11 years old, they have not tired of the Safari and feel like they know the animals personally. It's an amazingly lovely park with wonderful learning opportunities at every turn. Each year they seem to add a little more. Even if you don't have a family membership and are on a tight budget, the walkable village is always free with many animals large and small to visit and some views into the larger park for observation as well. Wildlife Safari has great animal rehab programs and is dedicated to conservation, education and research and is most known for its world renoun Cheetah breeding program.
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