Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Varysburg

#22 of 162 in Wildlife in New York State
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
One of the most unique attractions in the Northeast awaits you at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure!

Just 45-minutes from Buffalo, you will be treated to breathtaking views, unique dining and guided trolley ride through 60+ acre animal park that includes an up close and personal experience to view exotic animals such as camels, zebra, llama, emu, bison, and much more.

Open year-round, tours in every season will leave you a lasting impression as you get a breathtaking view of the valley during your ride.

Our timber frame building houses two restaurants. The Lodge at Hidden Valley and the Trailside Grill and Bar where you can grab a bite to eat. The Lodge is also the perfect setting for special events, banquets and weddings.

Please note the hours listed after 5pm refer to dinner being served at The Trailside Grill. The hours of 11:00-5:30 on Sunday refer to service at the Trailside Grill.
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  • We had an enjoyable time. Feeding and having the animals up close was exciting and intimidating by their size. We were able to drive through in about an hour. Once you past the Water Buffalo , that...  more »
  • Took the grand kids the really enjoyed it got to feed many animals from the car . drive through the animals come up to your window to be fed . no big cats obviously but many herbivores some of there....  more »
  • Beautiful place very well kept grounds. Trolley ride is a lot of fun and plenty of large animals to see and feed! They have handicapped accessible trolleys and their is plenty of room for a wheelchair. Tour guides are great and helpful. We ate at the their dining room, which I didn't know what to expect. I got the Water Buffalo burger which was phenomenally juicy, flavorful and cooked to a medium perfection! My girlfriend got the BLT wrap and she said it was great. They also have a fully stocked bar! Only one negative the speaker in the back of the trolley didn't work which made it impossible to hear our guide.
  • About as clean as you can get for an animal preserve. Staff is very knowledgeable and seem to care for the animals. Animals are well taken care of and precautions are taken to keep you and them safe. It is a great place for kids to go and learn and have fun while learning. The animals aren't forced to do any unnatural or harmful tricks like in a lot of places like African lion safari. While you are waiting for food there are a number of things you can do. There is a smaller animal petting and feeding farm which you can get a cup of carrots from for $1 and the animals will come up to you to be fed and pet. There is also a huge pond with a bunch of huge koi fish you can feed for ยข50. Overall a nice place and I would go again.

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