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The Wilds, Cumberland

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Educational Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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. To visit The Wilds and other attractions in Cumberland, use our Cumberland travel itinerary maker.
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  • It's not particularly well known, but the Wilds has an exceptional and well marked mountain bike trail. The trail is easy to find, take SR 83 right off I-70 Just west of Cambridge, Ohio. Then turn rig...  read more »
  • My brothers and I did a trip to see The Wilds and were thrilled with the tour. This is a zoo like park with animals roaming free and you ride a tour bus thru their domain. We did the open-air bus tour...  read more »
  • Last week my wife and I and another couple spent a day and night at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio. It was fabulous, to say the least. We all lead pretty hectic lives and this was a welcomed retreat to...  read more »
  • We did not make a reservation, but because we went on a weekday and during the day, we were able to grab the next open air tour. The tour was very nice, if extremely BUMPY and dusty (don't wear white). We saw a lot of animals. The camels were very friendly and walked along with the bus a bit. The only reason I didn't give a 5 star was our driver.....she NEVER STOPPED TALKING.. Never. This ruined my trip. Some (very little) of what she said was informational. Some was trying to sell things (gift shop items, overnight stays, receptions..... sigh) I really just wanted to experience my surroundings without all the very loud repetitive comments and corny jokes.
  • Absolutely beautiful scenic views. Nice eatery with delicious cheeseburgers and beer. Bathrooms. Zip lines. Safari tours. Fun place!
  • Kelly, our driver, was awesome! She never made the trip feel rushed. We did the open air safari with a 7 year old and 4 year old. Both enjoyed it. I would have liked a little more time at the two stops we made. We loved the feeding the birds! The kids enjoyed the mining. Would definitely return and try the wildside tour. We rented binoculars for 5 bucks each. We rented two pair and had 4 in our group. I would recommend renting them for the open air tour for the animals that are not up close.
  • Great experience! Did the Open-Air Safari. A bit expensive, but worth it. Our tour guide was Jay- he had a good sense of humor! Contrary to some people's reviews, we had no problems using our GPS to get to the Wilds from our Cambridge motel.
  • I'm only giving it a 4, and I'll tell you why later, but first; This was a 5 star visit. Cassie was very informative, entertaining, and funny. She made sure we got to see as much of the animals as we could on the open-air bus tour. I'm only knocking off 1 star because of the 30yr old former school buses with the original dreadfully uncomfortable seats in them. For $30/head, you'd think they could afford new busses.
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