Safari North Wildlife Park in Brainerd Set to Open for 10th Year May 6, 2023
May 6 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 6:00 pm
Come Experience Animals From All Over the Globe at
Award Winning Safari North Wildlife Park, Celebrating 10 Years!
More than 150 Species Plus Expedition Safari, a Train Ride through 10 Acres, Amusement Rides and NEW This Year: Baby Animal Weekend!
WHAT: Safari North Wildlife Park in Brainerd Set to Open for 10th Year May 6, 2023
Award-winning Safari North Wildlife Park features more than 150 species from six continents. Guests can feed giraffes or get an up-close look at species specific to the African Safari while riding a locomotive train through its exhibit titled: Expedition Safari. Animals featured include lions, hyenas, monkeys, zebras, wildebeest, ostrich and more! Safari North is also one of few zoos in the Midwest with cheetahs. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world reaching speeds of up to 70 mph. Safari North also offers an amusement park with rides for all ages. Additional events this summer include:
June 10th & 11th – Junior Zookeeper Day
Bring your kids to enjoy animal enrichment workshops
June 17th & 18th – Baby Animal Weekend!
Come and experience a variety of baby animals (camels, goats and more!)
July 15th Shop Local Day with Flee Market, Crafters, Magic Shows and Face Painting
July 16th Chopper DJ Kids Dance
Founded in 2014, Safari North Wildlife Park is the creation of Kevin Vogel and his wife Kelly. Together the two have more than 50 years of combined experience in the field of exotic animals. Prior to opening the park, the couple spent 20 years traveling the Midwest with their petting zoos, camel rides, pony rides, pig races, and wildlife educational shows. Safari Wildlife Park has been named #1 for Best Summer Family Fun in the Brainerd Lakes Area by the Brainerd Dispatch for 2018, 2019, 2021 AND 2022. Also named #1 Spot for Relaxation in 2019.
The mission of Safari North Wildlife Park is to promote life-long learning, conservation and preservation through safe, affordable, and memorable experiences with animals of all types. The park specializes in up close and personal experiences with the animals as well as important information about every animal including its history, care and the conservation needed to keep it thriving.
“Our dedication to our animals is second to none and we are very proud of the care they receive,” says Kevin Vogel, Owner. “We see families come back year after year because of the experience we provide them and the animals. We love spreading our vast knowledge of these animals so we can all appreciate their place and importance in our ecosystem.”
Safari North features Animals from North America, Asia, Africa, South America, Europe and Australia. Guests can also feed the giraffes, ride camels and mine for gemstones! Here is just a sampling of other species at the park: Black and Grizzly Bears, Sloth Bears, Tigers, Kangaroos, Leopards, Cougars, Cheetahs, Bobcats, Alligators (more than 30), Lynx, Lemurs, Monkeys (Spider, Howler, Olive baboon, Java, Vervet, Ringtail Lemurs, Ruff Lemur Capuchins, Mandrills, Patas), Otters, Zebras, Porcupines, Wart Hogs, Hyenas and Barnyard Petting Zoo animals.
WHERE: Safari North Wildlife Park
8493 State Highway 371, Brainerd, MN 56401
WHEN: 2023 Season: May 6 – October 1
Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, daily
TICKETS: Adults (ages 13 and up): $17.99 + tax
Children 2 – 12: $12.99 + tax
* Last tickets are sold at 5:00 pm. No reservations are needed to visit the zoo.
MORE INFO: www.safarinorth.com
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