Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland named best of its kind

Posted at 9:10 PM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 22:51:19-04

You don't have to book a trip to Africa to take the family on a safari. The Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland was recently named "Best Safari Park" in America. 

USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards are selected through public voting. 

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium operates the Wildlife Safari Park. Folks can drive-through four miles of North American wildlife viewing in their own vehicles. They'll see a variety of animals including more than 60 American elk, pelicans, bison, Sandhill cranes and deer. Visitors can also walk to areas to see bears and wolves. 

There is also a hands-on area that allows kids to interact with farm animals like goats and chickens.