Animal lovers of all kinds will want to make the trek to this beautifully designed park and refuge for endangered species, ... More
Wild Animal Park
Animal lovers of all kinds will want to make the trek to this beautifully designed park and refuge for endangered species, including a renowned display of extremely rare California Condors. Thirty two miles north of downtown San Diego, you'll be transported to the wilds of Africa, Asia and Australia. Here at the park, more than 3,500 animals representing 260 species roam in habitats designed to simulate their natural environs. Ride the Wgasa Bush Line Railway for a five-mile, 55-minute guided tour or walk the trails that weave through the 1,800 acre park. Exceptional Botanic Gardens, gift shops, research information and restaurants can all be found here. Check out some gear for you or your own companion animals in the gift shop. Admission: USD26.50 adults (12 and up), USD19.50 children (3-11), under two free.
Hoping for a good day and stuck in a line for more than 90minutes. The must of the park is to go on the train to visit the park, but if you are not willing to pay an additionnal $6 per person for that...you can be stuck in line for more than an hour before boarding. 100 minutes exactly for us this last monday and with two kids it is not that fun. The ride last an hour, so after we came back from a "see the animals from far away" and a quick bite (the kids were so hungry with the wait) the park was almost closing. A very expensive day for not much! If you want to go... be an early bird or it will be not, definitely not worth it.
Cathy from Los Altos CA
We loved the wild animal park, it was our favorite place out of the three parks we visited including seaworld and the san diego zoo.I bought the 3for1 tickets, which are a great value if you plan to visit all 3.Don't miss the train ride at the park, it takes you all around everthing you wouldn't normally see. It was great!
The WAP is unlike any zoo we have ever seen. Rather than cages separating the species, they are kept in enclosures simulating their natural habitat, separated by "natural" barriers such as rock outcroppings or steep canyons instead of walls or iron bars. The thing most noteworthy is the size of the place, so large because the enclosures are so large. There are well educated and trained personnel to guide you on tours and answer questions. Anyone who has even the slightest interest in the natural world would find the WAP a rewarding experience. Note: A car is necessary as this great zoo is about 35 miles outside San Diego City limits, and we didn't see any bus stops.
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