At these 20 safari and wildlife parks, nominated 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:
- Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park - Ashland, Neb.
- Bearizona Wildlife Park - Williams, Ariz.
- Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center - Divide, Colo.
- San Diego Zoo Safari Park - San Diego
- The Wilds - Cumberland, Ohio
- B. Bryan Preserve - Point Arena, Calif.
- Keystone Safari - Grove City, Pennsylvania
- Lion Country Safari - Loxahatchee, Fla.
- Wildlife Safari - Winston, Ore.
- Safari West - Santa Rosa, Calif.
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!