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Frequently AskedQuestions.

Welcome to Wilstem Drive-Thru Safari Park!  While on your adventure you will get to see over 30 species of animals....all from the comfort of your own vehicle!  

The best Wilstem experiences start by planning out your trip!  We highly recommend that you check out ALL we have to offer to create an once-in-a-lifetime, extraordinary experience!  See below for a list of common questions!

  • Is there an admission fee at the safari gate?
    Yes, adults, children, and seniors are priced individually. ​
  • Do I need to be there right at 9:00 am?
    No, it is General Admission from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Will I get to see the Giraffes, Grizzlies, and Elephants on the Drive Thru Safari Park?"
    The Grizzlies and Elephants MAY be visible depending on the time of day you participate in the drive thru. The Giraffes are visible in the Roos and Crew barn which is included with any safari purchase.
  • What are the hours of operation?
    The drive-thru safari park is general admission from 9:30 am EST until 4 pm EST
  • What days are you open?
    We are open 7 days a week, and year-round!
  • Do we need to make a reservation?
    Reservations are recommended for all animal experiences including the drive-thru park. That is the only way to guarantee your spot. However, if we still have spots available, guests are welcome to be added on as a drive-up.
  • Can we get out of our vehicles to take photos?
    No, guests are not allowed to exit their vehicle during the drive thru experience
  • Are their restrooms and food available?
    Restrooms are available at our Basecamp building as well as a Cafe and Gift Shop. We also offer a picnic area for those that would like to pack a picnic.
  • Is admission per vehicle or per person?
    Admission is per person, not per vehicle.
  • What happens if it rains?
    The drive-thru park is always open!
  • Do you have packaged pricing for multiple activities or animal encounters?
    No, all activities and encounters are priced separately.
  • Do you have a restaurant on the property?
    Yes, we have a small selection of food items, snacks, and beverages.


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