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 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 are not visible on the Drive-Thru Safari. We encourage you to check out the Grizzly Encounter if you are interested in viewing the Grizzlies. The Giraffes and Elephants MAY be visible depending on the time of day you participate in the drive thru.

What are the hours of operation?

The drive-thru safari park is general admission from 9 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. We 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?

No, we have a small selection of snacks and beverages in the gift shop. But we are within 10 minutes of Paoli and French Lick—both of which have several restaurant options. We do offer a picnic area!


4229 US-150 W, Paoli, IN 47454

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