There’s A Wildlife Park In Nebraska That’s Perfect For A Family Day Trip
This time of year, we’re all looking to spend more and more time outdoors in the beautiful weather. If you’ve been to all of your favorite places already or just need to break out of the ordinary, this awesome wildlife safari park is the perfect place for a fun family day trip.
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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari is located at 16406 N 292nd St., Ashland. If you’re traveling on I-80 you’ll find it at Exit 426 (Ashland).
Most of the park is wheelchair accessible. There are special events and learning opportunities happening all the time; click here for the events calendar. The park is open from April through October, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $7.50 for adults (12 and over), $5.50 for children (ages 3-11), and $6.50 for seniors (65 and over). Children 2 and under are free, and military families get a discount of $1 per person. Learn more about this unforgettable attraction right here.
Did you know that the Wildlife Safari is affiliated with the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium? It’s true! Read more about that iconic attraction here.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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