Today on our day off we drove to Gentry, Arkansas to the Wilderness Drive-thru Safari. It was a great surprise! I have been to a few of these types of safaris that brag about all these exotic animals, but I usually leave disappointed. Not so with this one. It was the best Safari I have seen. It had hundreds of exotic animals that could be seen through a four mile drive thru on their property that sprawled through the beautiful country of Northwest Arkansas. The animals were out in the open where you could actually see them (unlike the zoo). The park had a petting zoo that had many types of animals including, turkeys, kangaroos, zebras and prairie dogs.
There was a pony ride for Hannah. The first time we went to the pony ride it was only $3.00. As we were walking through one of the workers invited us to help ourselves to ride the pony (horse) as much as we wanted at no charge. We had a picnic while there. We brought our own food, but their concession stand was very reasonably priced. By far, going to this safari allowed us to have fun as a family without breaking the bank. It was well worth every penny.