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The Wilds, Cumberland

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#1 of 110 in Wildlife in Ohio
Visit rare and endangered animals in a natural, outdoor setting at The Wilds. The safari park and conservation center houses animals from around the world like rhinos, giraffes, bison, camels, cheetahs, and other uncommon creatures. The park aims to promote conservation through education and personal experiences with the animals. The nearly 4,000 hectare (10,000 acre) park includes a birding station, and butterfly habitat, and a 10 hectare (27 acre) Carnivore Conservation Center. Over 24 km (15 mi) of mountain biking and hiking trails wind through the park, and it contains more than 150 lakes. Take the basic safari tour to learn about the endangered animals from a knowledgeable guide, or try a tour with one of the park's staff members who will take you through their day-to-day work with the animals. See The Wilds and all Cumberland has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cumberland trip itinerary planning site.
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  • I booked an overnight stay, and following day animal safari as a gift to my wife for her birthday. We stayed overnight in a Mongolian Yurt. A round tent, with a/c, king size bed, indoor bathroom...  more »
  • We spent 3 nights in the Cabins at Straker Lake. Plentiful space inside, very comfortable, wonderful screened porch facing the lake were pluses! We enjoyed the rowboat and fun fishing. During our...  more »
  • This has been a bucket list item since our kids were young and we came across an article on The Wilds. We visited with our 5 kids (9-21) and my parents in their early 70s. This was during Covid, so...  more »
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  • Amazing experience. We took the Fun Bus here from Columbus and the trip was relaxing. We stayed on the Fun Bus during the safari and our tour guild (name started with a C?) was fantastic and funny. We were able to see all the animals and they looked well cared for. We were all impressed at much care and thought went into the grounds and the animal welfare. Can't wait to come back and do a truck tour.
  • I truly love going here. The animals look like they're well taken care of. It's a really nice experience. The tour is about 2.5 hours and the tour guides are great! They offer different types of tours, but I usually choose the bus tour for 30.00. If you google discounts for the wilds, you can save 10.00 per admission, like I did. It's very beautiful here and sometimes, the animals are close by, so you get a good view of them. Great place!
  • What a great place! Don, our guide, was super knowledgeable about the land and all the different animals. We went on an open air safari ride through some 2000 acres of reclaimed land that used to be a strip mine. The Wilds has helped to save several populations of animals over the years. Some of the animals came right up to the truck. Great trip for people of all ages and we already can't wait to go back to do one of the other tours
  • Positively wonderful experience! Got the opportunity to stay in a yurt. Accommodations were amazing, tasty dinner, and wonderful staff!! I had pork and my wife had the steak both great! Our tour guide Laura had a great sense of humor and provided an exceptional tour of the grounds. Very peaceful and serene!
  • We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Had a great time! Rosie, our guide, made the open air safari a really good time, lots of information along with lots of laughs. Can't wait to go back. 🥰🦏🦒🐆🦌🐴

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