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Wilson's Wild Animal Park, Winchester
(2/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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  • This was nicer than I expected. The animals all seemed content and well cared for.There was much halloween decoration.Many unusual gords for sale,we got several. 
  • It was a nice relaxing day the park was not too crowded the girls had a great time petting the animals and feeding them the hayride was nice and the Maze was cool I would recommend for an inexpensive ...  more »
  • You could walk at your own pace and enjoy the animals. If it's very hot the animals enjoy resting in the shade. The people who ran the animal park were very friendly and seem to enjoy being there. 
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  • Wilson's Wild Animal Park exceeded my expectations! We visited on election day (kids were out of school and the weather was amazing) and, to my surprise, the place was not at all crowded. I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot more than just standard "petting zoo" animals and my kiddos enjoyed feeding the deer and goats. All the animals looked amazing (clearly well-cared for) and were close enough to see. This place feels more like a wooded park that also has some interesting animals in enclosures than a typical metropolitan zoo and that's one of the reasons why we enjoyed spending time there... felt closer to nature.
  • My family went to Wilson's yesterday, it is a very nice, shaded area...it was pretty clean...my only complaint is the amount of space that the animals have. The Bears have a tiny concrete cage with no grass area that they have access too. The Bengal tiger was miserably hot and panting in a very small fenced area, alongside the lions. The zebra was alone and you could just see in his eyes pure sadness. Although I know they are fed and taken care of, they are not meant to be in such small containment areas. I hope to see Wilson's upgrade some of their cages and provide the animals with more freedom. It was a nice experience and I enjoyed feeding the goats. With that being said I will not return until construction and upgrades are complete. Also, if you decide to go as a family pack a lunch or some snacks, no food there or in a close proximity. It's worth the $8 though.
  • I have very mixed feelings about Wilson's Wild Animal Park. I'm not going to say "don't go there", because they need the funding to provide for the animals. That said, I walked away wondering how much money you need to feed your primates something more than bread and Chex mix. I was very disappointed with many of the habitats, many of which did not appear to have been updated since the park opened in 1976. That said, we did observe a great deal of construction going on toward the back of the grounds, and it is my hope Wilson's is in the process of retiring its current tiny, dilapidated concrete enclosures and replacing them with something more comfortable for the species in their care.
  • I took my children here yesterday and was HORRIFIED at the living conditions these poor animals are forced to endure. There was lack of fresh water (or any water at all), lack of fresh food (the fruit we did see was brown/wilting), and no shading for the animals in their too small cages. What Wilson's did provide was a concrete based boxed cage, with feces and some hay in which they could lay. There was no stimulation for these animals; most just slept. The animals' health is not a top priority! Several of the animals were pacing their too small cages, had hooves that needed to be trimmed, and one of them had a hurt back leg which prevented it from keeping with the herd. I will NEVER spend my money here again. I'm not quite sure where it goes!!
  • My wife and I loved it! People complained in the reviews about "bad living conditions" but the fact is the animals are fine! Even though this is a small zoo, there are so many different animals that I've never heard of before. Fantastic place!