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You don't have to fly to Africa to go on safari! At these 10 safari and wildlife parks, voted as the best in the U.S., visitors get up close and personal with exotic and endangered animals from around the country and the world. Many of the facilities are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and have a focus on conservation as well as education.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Safari Park are as follows:
- Fossil Rim Wildlife Center - Glen Rose, Texas
- Wildlife Safari Park - Ashland, Neb.
- Bearizona Wildlife Park - Williams, Ariz.
- San Diego Zoo Safari Park - San Diego
- Wildlife Safari - Winston, Ore.
- Safari West - Santa Rosa, Calif.
- Virginia Safari Park - Natural Bridge, Va.
- The Wilds - Cumberland, Ohio
- Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch - San Antonio
- Lion Country Safari - Loxahatchee, Fla.
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
Congratulations to all these winning safari parks!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo