Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Explore The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, with over 9,000 acres of open range habitat for rare and endangered species. Take a tour through open range animal areas to see giraffe, rhinos, camel, bison, zebras, cheetahs, and many other animals roaming around, while you learn about conservation efforts of the Wilds. There is a Mid-Sized Carnivore Conservation Center, as well as a Wilds Gift Market, Overlook Cafe, Butterfly Habitat, and Birding Station. Visits to the Butterfly Habitat and the Birding Station at Jeffrey Point are free, though $6 parking fee still applies to non-members for the Butterfly Habitat.
There are several different tours available, with the most popular option being the Open-Air Safari. Wilds Members and active duty members of the military enjoy this safari for free, and if you are a member of the Columbus Zoo or other reciprocal AZA location, you’ll get 50% off the tour price.
Prices for Open-Air Safari
- $30.00 per person (all ages)
- Wilds Members: Free
- Active Member of the Military: Free (must show current ID)
Want to impress someone? Take them on the Sunset Safari Tour. Twilight is the time when many of the animals are most active. Your Sunset Safari tour begins at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner, prepared by the Wilds’ professional chef, on the deck of the Overlook Café. After dinner, you’ll take a guided tour on an Open-Air Safari transport through the open-range animal areas during feeding time (read: active animals) as you enjoy the evening sunset.
These tours are available every Friday and Saturday June through September with advance reservations and payment. These popular tours fill up quickly, so book now!
- Non Member: $75.00 per person (all ages)
- Wilds Members: $70.00 per person (all ages)
Private tours are available, as well specialty tours such as Horseback Safari, Zipline Tours, and even a Fishing Safari, with specialty tours starting at $30.
Are you a member of an AZA organziation, including the Columbus Zoo? You’ll receive a 50% discount on an Open Air Safari Tour offered to members of reciprocal AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) institutions with valid and current membership card. AZA membership discounts not offered on specialty tours or programs (for example, camps, Winter on the Wilds).
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