The Wilds

Cumberland, OH

Where are we going?

The Wilds
14000 International Rd
OH 43732


What is there to do?

Fancy spending your next family day out in, oh we don't know - how about one of the world's LARGEST most innovative wildlife conservation centers?

You'd be headed to The Wilds then!

The Wilds is set on nearly 10,000 acres in southeast Ohio (which is pretty huge!) and it is home to rare and endangered species from around the world. Here these amazing creatures live in a natural, open-range habitat, and not only that, The Wilds is also home to hundreds of indigenous species too.

The best way to see the animals and experience The Wilds is on their Safari Tour. Here, you just pre-book your time, then jump on the safari bus and get those cameras ready! You'll be taken by the knowledgable guides through the large open-range animal areas, where you can see rhinos, giraffes, and a host of other rare and endangered animals.

What's great about this setting is that it's natural, and so you're not witnessing animals in cages.  The open-air vehicle stops at the Lake Trail, and the Carnivore Center, and takes about 2 hours.

Don't forget before or after your tour, you can visit the market, or the cafe, or check out the Butterfly Habitat!

It's a day surrounded by swans, cranes, African painted dogs, cheetahs, oryx, zebra, deer, takin,'s a day you won't be forgetting in a LONG time!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $30 for safari tour.

Children: Same as adult


Need a little extra help?

Just speak to staff if you have questions about accessibility


When can we go?

10am - 4pm (last tour departs at 4pm)

Daily from May to Sept. Weekends only in Oct. Daily via reservation Nov to Apr


Any top tips?

They have overnight accommodations there if you want to stay! The Lodge is available year round, and Nomad Ridge is available May to October

I’m Hungry!

The Overlook Cafe is where those rumbling tummies can be fed with burgers, sandwiches and wraps. The Terrace Grill is great for lunch with amazing views of the animals from the rooftop as you enjoy hot dogs, burgers and pizza, or the Safari Snack Depot is for something a little quick and go.

Healthy Eating

The Cafe has sandwiches and wraps, perfect for those wanting something a bit healthier - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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