Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

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Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari
Date opened 5 June 1998 [1]
Location Ashland, Nebraska, United States
Coordinates 41°00′55″N 96°17′57″W / 41.0152°N 96.2993°W / 41.0152; -96.2993Coordinates: 41°00′55″N 96°17′57″W / 41.0152°N 96.2993°W / 41.0152; -96.2993
Land area 440 acres [1]
Annual visitors 143,668 in 2015 [1]
Memberships AZA,[2]
Major exhibits Elk Prairie, Deer Woods, Pelican Wetlands, Eagle Aviary, Wolf Canyon, Crane Meadows, Bison Plains
Website http://www.wildlifesafaripark.com/

The Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari is a 440 acre[1] drive-through park located in the Omaha area near the town of Ashland, Nebraska, United States. The Park includes scenic prairies and wetlands that feature dozens of native North American animals including bison, elk, cranes and new Wolf Canyon overlook along with tram rides and a visitor center.[3] The park is affiliated with Henry Doorly Zoo, and is located 22 miles west at Nebraska’s I-80 exit 426.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Chris Peters (15 June 2016). "Omaha zoo’s safari park, little changed since 1998 opening, is in line for an overhaul". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "List of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums". aza.org. AZA. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari, VisitNebraska.org. Retrieved 5/2/08.


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