Wildside Tour, photo by Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Go On A Safari Adventure This Summer At The Wilds

Start planning your one-of-a-kind adventure, because The Wilds opens on May 1, 2022.

The Wilds is a safari park and conservation center that focuses on conservation science and education through hands-on experiences.

The nearly 10,000-acre park offers huge pastures for over 30 rare and endangered species from around the world, including four takin kids, eight Père David’s deer fawns, a greater one-horned rhino calf, two southern white rhino calves, and a Masai giraffe calf.

Photo by Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

So what kind of safari adventure can you go on? The Wilds has a few different daily tour options to choose from. The Open-Air Safari Tour takes visitors through the vast pastures where rhinos and giraffes roam. If you’re on the hunt for more adventure, the Wildside Tour may be more your speed. There, guests can get much closer to the wildlife from the back of a specially modified four-wheel drive truck.

Wildside Tour, photo by Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

There are also some specialty tours to choose from, including the Zipline Safari Tour, a Fishing Safari on one of the many lakes on the property, a Horseback Safari, and more. Of course, we have to mention that one of the most unique ways to view The Wilds is by booking a night on Nomad Ridge.

Straker Lake at the Wilds, photo by Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

This adults-only getaway includes a private yurt overlooking the animal pastures where you can wake up and feel totally immersed in the beauty of The Wilds. If you’re visiting as a family, you can also check out The Wilds Cabins at Straker Lake, which offers accommodations for up to six guests per cabin.

The Wilds is located at 14000 International Rd, Cumberland, OH 43732, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May through October. Pricing varies depending on the tour and advance reservations are required. For more information about The Wilds, please visit TheWilds.org.

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