Adirondack Animal Land is a family owned and operated wildlife park designed to provide a home in all natural settings for over 500 animals. And it's HUGE!
Set across 80 acres, Adirondack Animal Land is actually the LARGEST zoo in upstate New York, and when you visit, you will certainly feel why! The zoo is home to creatures from all over the world. From those colorful birds, to camels, to deer, and even bear.
The park is the perfect place for kids to have those unforgettable animal encounters, and well as learn all about them, their habits and their habitats too. You might even see some cute babies being bottle reared! Have you ever seen an adorable bear cub? If not, that might change at this wildlife park!
One of the popular attractions within the park is the African Safari Ride. Here, you can ride on the wild side as you are taken across 25 acres of park that is just teeming with wildlife. You won't want to forget your camera on this trip!
You'll be surprised how close the animals get. Because they are roaming free, and don't have the barriers of zoos, sometimes they are curious and actually come over and say hello - right up close!
Animal Land is dedicated to educating visitors as well as giving families an incredible day out with animals. Sure, kids can watch documentaries and learn about animals in school, but there really isn't anything quite like hugging a baby donkey, or standing next to a very tall giraffe for the first time. It really makes you appreciate just how wonderful animals are!
With free picnic grounds, plenty of places to eat, and even an 1800s Western Town (how amazing!), Adirondack Animal Land really is something special!
Take exit 27 of the NYS throughway, Rt 30 N. 12 miles to Vali Mills.Get directions
$15 (2 to 12 years)
They really do take care of the animals at the park. They give most a chance to roam free, and they have special regulations to ensure the safekeeping of their wellbeing.
The Country Cafe has a delicious menu, or burgers, nuggets, hot dogs, and even nachos. They even have packed lunch options.
They only take cash, but there is an ATM on site.
The Gift Shop can please every animal lover in your troop with plush animal toys, educational games, logo apparel. animal-themed jewelry, books and an astounding array of unique, hand crafted, items created by craftspeople in countries from Brazil to Nepal. Gifts range from 50 cents and up.
Every purchase goes back to supporting the zoo's many conservation, education programs and animal care right here at the zoo.
Make sure you reserve in advance for your school trip! The admission rate is given when you pay. What an amazing day out of the classroom that would be!
There are free picnic grounds, so why not bring your own food and enjoy it in nature!
Please note that they have many black top pathways but not all areas of the zoo are handicapped accessible.
The zoo starts putting the animals away for the night at 4pm. Tickets stop one hour prior to closing.