Play With Kangaroos And Lemurs At Safari Junction In Ohio For An Adorable Adventure
Looking for something fun and unique to do with the whole family? Safari Junction in Eaton is the home of Valley Exotics Zoo, where you’ll have the best animal encounters in Ohio. From camels and kangaroos to exotic birds and lemurs, you never know what sort of animals you’ll encounter at this unique Ohio attraction! The next time you want to take the family to see some animals, head to Safari Junction.
For the best animal encounters in Ohio, you have to check out Safari Junction. What animal would you be most excited to see at this unique zoo in Ohio? Have you ever been to Safari Junction’s Valley Exotics Zoo before? If so, we want to know what your experience was like — share your thoughts in the comments below!
For another hidden gem in Ohio that animal lovers will appreciate, check out our previous article: The Small Town Petting Zoo In Ohio That’s Worth Its Own Road Trip.
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What are some of the best zoos in Ohio?
Here in Ohio, it can be difficult to choose which one of our amazing zoos is the absolute best; but fortunately for us, we don’t have to. Recently, USA Today ranked the 10 best zoos in America and Ohio’s very own Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden came in at the number 2 spot! From its wide variety of animals (#TeamFiona, we love you!) and fascinating history to its special events and colorful holiday displays, it’s no wonder The Buckeye State's beloved zoo earned such a high spot on the list.
Where else in Ohio can I have an animal encounter?
While Safari Junction offers the best animal encounters in Ohio, it's certainly not the only place where you can get up-close with the animal kingdom's coolest residents! At the Cincinnati Zoo, Giraffe Ridge is an amazing overlook where you can get a great view of these tall giants, and it's also where you can feed them yourself. It only costs a few dollars for two leaves, and you'll get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be within inches of these beautiful animals. (The Cincinnati Zoo also has a children's zoo area wherein kids can pet and brush cute little goats' hair!) And at Horsefeathers Farm, located just northeast of Cincinnati in Clarksville, you can interact with real wallabies!
Does Ohio have any animal safaris?
If it's the African safari you're looking for, you'll find it right here... in Ohio! Did you know that you can take a safari in Ohio and see giraffes, rhinos, and big cats? You can do all that -- and more! -- at The Wilds in Cumberland. This unique attraction lets guests choose from a variety of tours; depending on the tour option you choose, you can get an up-close encounter with the animals or board a Safari Transport so you can observe them (from a safe distance) roam freely while learning all about the rare and endangered species the facility conserves. The Wilds in Cumberland is a really cool Ohio experience!