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Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee

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#50 of 921 in Wildlife in Florida
Purportedly the first "cageless" animal park in the United States, the touring roads through Lion Country Safari weave among animals commonly found on African safari. After purchasing a ticket to the park, you'll be handed an audiotape or CD to play as a guided tour for your drive. It is important to drive slowly and keep doors and windows closed at all times. In the chimpanzee exhibit, chimps mimic their natural behavior by migrating from island to island within the park, and the exhibit are also used to research the primates' complex behavior. After the driving tour, the visit Safari World Ferris wheel, petting zoo, and rides. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Lion Country Safari by using our Loxahatchee trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • Rhinos and Zebras were walking around our car! We also saw a car have to stop for giraffe crossing, and lots of curious ostriches eyeing the visitors from up close. There is more, those were our highl...  more »
  • I have been visiting this attraction over 20 years. I have fond memories of my daughter at every age here. Where else can you on safari outside of traveling to Africa. The safari preserve is divided i...  more »
  • I love the way it is ,the drive through safari is perfect when you love animals or if you have kids ,if you can stop by a hotel and pick up a discount flyer will help ,after the safari you can go walk...  more »
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  • Awesome place to visit when in West Palm Beach area something for every age. The neatest part was driving through the cage with your car and observing all the wildlife up close and personal. After the fact visiting the park and all the attractions and Amusements and water area for the kids all included with your one admission. Definitely a must do thing when in the area. When I come back for a visit I'm definitely putting this on my itinerary.
  • Great place for a family fun day. The animal attractions were great, petting zoos, a tower where you can feed the giraffes. The water park was a hit, especially in the middle of a hot day. Food was pretty good, you can even get beer. I also liked that you have an option to drive through the animal park again on the way out. Definitely worth a trip.
  • Not my favorite zoo but it's pretty nice. You drive through most of it there's an informational disk for you to learn about the animals you are seeing. Once you finish that part you park and walk around the rest. Not as much variety as the palm beach zoo or Miami but you still have a good time and see a lot of animals. They also offer giraffe feeding which is a lot of fun and you get some really cool pictures.
  • Driving Safari is a lot of fun, and being so close to the animals is a blast. Be prepared for at least an hour in the car... in other words, pee before you start, especially the little kids, because there's nowhere to pull over inside. The park itself has a lot of great activities, and you should definitely remember to bring a bathing suit and a change of clothes. While the walk around park has some neat animals (porcupine, big snake, alligator) it's definitely more focused around activities like roller racing, the petting zoo, the water rides, etc. And bring extra cash... some of the activities have $3 to $10 charges. Ideally, I would say it's great for kids between 4 and 10 years of age.
  • Drove an hour to get there but it was well worth it. There were A LOT of cars and the lines were slow but but that just gave more time to see the animals. The concept was great because you get to see the animals closer up and not behind fences. The down side for me is I have dark tint on my vehicle and you're required to keep your windows up at all times so taking pictures was a bit difficult. Theme park area was great! Lines weren't too bad. Spent more time hanging out there than we did driving around. Would definitely make the trip again one day.

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