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Lazy L Safari Park Cape Girardeau

Where is it at?

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Lazy L Safari Park
2763 County Road 618
Cape Girardeau
MO
63701
Tel: 573-243-7862

Directions

From Exit 102 on Interstate 55 - go towards Cape Girardeau, Missouri on LaSalle Avenue. Turn right on second road (Baldwin Drive) to the right. Then turn right onto County Road 618. Lazy L Safari Park is located approximately 1/8 mile on left. Watch for signs!

Where are we going today?

Put that passport down, because you don't need to fly to Africa to enjoy a safari. You just need to be at Lazy L Safari Park in Missouri!

Lazy L Safari Park let's you take a walk on the wild side, as you explore over 50 different exotic animals from all over the plenty! Kids - this isn't like your average zoo. Nope! At Lazy L Safari Park, you can actually get right up close to the animals! 

As you walk through the park, try and spot those animals that you know and love - and then some that you might not have heard of! There are alligators, and alpacas, camels and deer. You will be able to spot ibex, kangaroos, monkeys, reptiles, zebras, and even rheas (did you know that one, kids!)

If you want a really special experience at Lazy L Safari Park, then why not try hand feeding some of the animals! You can purchase bags of feed within the park, and then you just go over to the goats, or parakeets, or even the emus, and see how hungry they are!

(Make sure you only feed the animals that have signs that you can do so!)

You can really make a day at Lazy L Safari Park, with plenty of benches to just sit and animal watch, as well as a picnic shelter for that lovely family lunch.

Let's not forget about the petting zoo! If you want a REAL hands-on experience, you won't get much closer than petting all of the sweet barn animals that call the zoo home.

Did we mention there was gemstone mining? You never know what you might find in there!

Your wild side is calling!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7.00
  • ChildrenSame as adult
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 6pm

March to October.

Teachers corner

They offer field trip packages for spring and fall, and they do also book trips in the winter months if the weather is okay. They have an educational program where they can bring the animal to your school too in winter! They also do fun fundraiser nights!.

I'm Hungry!

The Snack Shack consists of Coke and Pepsi machines and a snack machine with chips and candy. .

Healthy Eating!

You are welcome to bring in your own food and drink to the zoo. There are picnic tables and shelter available free of charge..

Any Top Tips?

You can have a birthday party at the zoo! It's a great way to celebrate in style, and make new friends too!.

Need a little extra help?

Give them a call if you have any questions about accessibility .

Can I get one of those?

The Safari Gift Shop features animal print purses, bags, scarves, photo frames, gifts, jewelry and even peacock feathers, so bring that pocket money! There are a host of kids items too, including toys, plush animals and puzzles. .

More information

Whilst the gate closes at 6pm, the park is open until 7pm. .

What people are saying?

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    It was fun! The animals seemed well cared for and I enjoyed feeding them! Thanks for the memorable time!

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    We went to Lazy L Safari Park August 4th, 2012 with 5 children. We are a homeschool group and expected to have a good time looking at animals. We arrived early and was welcomed into the park. We purchased parakeet feed and went around the grounds. The children had a wonderful time. They enjoyed learning about all the different animals and pet many of them.

    One of the little donkeys followed the eldest child around and brayed whenever she walked away from him. She couldn't get over how adorable this little donkey was. Most of the animals...Read More

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    Paarakeet enclosure is the best. The birds will land right on you or your kids! Good variety of animals and almost all can be pet!

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    A good place to visit if you have an hour or two to kill. We think they are a little over priced for the amount of time you spend there.

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by D. Mitchell

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We went to Lazy L Safari Park August 4th, 2012 with 5 children. We are a homeschool group and expected to have a good time looking at animals. We arrived early and was welcomed into the park. We purchased parakeet feed and went around the grounds. The children had a wonderful time. They enjoyed learning about all the different animals and pet many of them.

One of the little donkeys followed the eldest child around and brayed whenever she walked away from him. She couldn't get over how adorable this little donkey was. Most of the animals are very accustomed to people and children. They are very friendly and curious about people. All of the cages were clean, well maintained, and safe.

The parrots will say "hello" if you say "hello" to them. The parakeet jungle is a ton of fun. If you have feed sticks the little birds will land right on you. Most of the children liked this, though some were afraid of the tiny little things. I didn't expect them to be afraid so keep that in mind.

The petting zoo is filled with cute little goats that you can feed with bags of feed supplied at the gift shop. The feed is only a dollar a bag. The kids love feeding the animals. My children fed some of the deer and the donkey too of course.

Overall, they don't make parks like this anymore. If you have the chance to go and pass it up, it really is a crying shame. It's only 5 dollars to get in per person. You can not find many other venues that have such a diverse selection of animals, that costs 5 dollars per person.

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