Tennessee November 14, 2017
There’s A Wildlife Park In Tennessee That’s Perfect For A Family Day Trip
Have you ever wanted to go to Africa but just can’t? Maybe you can’t afford the airfare, or maybe you can’t get the time away, or maybe you’re just a dreamer who loves Tennessee and would never actually leave the best state in the country. No matter what your case may be, there’s a place for you right here in our own backyard, and it’s one of the most unique places in the state. Let us take you on a real, bona fide safari….
The Tennessee Safari Park is located in secluded Alamo Tennessee, just 20 minutes north of the interstate in Jackson. For what you'll see, though, you might as well be on the other side of the planet.
The Safari Park is designed to let these animals roam in an environment that has a lot more room for them than a traditional zoo. Though the family has been collecting their animals for over 50 years, the park has only been open to the public for the last 10.
What is that? We're not sure, but the little one is absolutely adorable. This is just one of over 1000 animals and one of 100 species that you can see at the Safari Park.
The park is so full of classic and exotic African animals that you will swear you are on set at the live-action remake of The Lion King.
The park is a 5.5 mile driving loop. You stay in your car (*that rule is important*) and drive around looking at the various emu, ostrich, bison, antelope, and even camels.
You can even feed some of the animals from your car window! The park will provide you will a special feed that you can give to the animals through the window.
There's also an area where you can get out of your car and see smaller animals like reptiles and birds. You can even meet Jerry the giraffe in this part. He will eat out of your hand!
The park is open year round and operates from 10-5 Monday through Saturday and 12-5 on Sundays. Be sure to get there at least an hour before it closes, or they may not let you in! Tickets are $14 per person at the gate, and they only accept cash. Visit them at 618 Conley Road in Alamo.
While you’re in the area, be sure to drive by Skullbone, the quirkiest town in America.