Prairies and Wetlands
Half of this 440-acre nature area in the Platte River hill country is filled with prairies and wetlands, while the other half is used for conservation and breeding of rare and endangered wildlife.
Among the scenic prairies, wild turkeys roam among large hoofstock.
Ducks, swans, geese and pelicans make their way from pond to pond and graceful cranes found their home at Crane Meadows.
Deer dart between the trees and the antelope race across the meadow. The horticulture at the Wildlife Safari Park includes flowers and plants native to Nebraska.
Take a short hike and cross a historic bridge to see black bears and a family of gray wolves at Wolf Canyon and other native, North American wildlife.
Wolf Canyon foot trail is for the beginning hiker and Moose Lake foot trail is for the more advanced hiker.
North America's largest bronze bison herd, which consists of nine large sculptures at the entrance, gives visitors an opportunity to touch and stand next to a bigger than life-size bison.
LOCATION: Exit 426 off Nebraska's Interstate 80. Approximately 22 miles from Omaha/Lincoln near Mahoney State Park and Strategic Air and Space Museum.
HOURS: March 27, 2010 to October 31, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
ADMISSION: $6 adults, $4 children (3-11), $5 seniors. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo Members and reciprocal Zoo members receive $1 off.
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Simmons' Wildlife Safari. Omaha Zoo.