Ride on the Wild Side at Lion County Safari

By: Carrie McLaren

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A herd of rhinos are in the roadway and 60 zebras graze in a field as you drive by in your car. Where are you? Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach, a four-mile drive through safari with more than 900 animals roaming free. Keep your windows up and see giraffes, wildebeests, lions (who are behind a 12-foot fence) and 120 different species. The self-guided driving tour, narrated by CD, takes an hour or so.

Then walk through Safari World Amusement Park, where you can feed giraffes and birds, see animal shows, and ride the Ferris wheel, kid’s train, carousel, paddle boats and more, all included in one admission. Tickets for ages 10-64 are $28.50; seniors, $25.50; kids 3-9, $21; and 2 and under, free. Parking is $6. The park is on Southern Boulevard (SR80), 15 miles west of I-95 and 10 miles west of the Turnpike. Open daily. Call 561-793-1084 or visit www.lioncountrysafari.com.

A summer savings pass will get you into Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Zoo Miami, and Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale through Sept. 30. Passes are $55 for adults and $45 for kids, plus tax. Visit www.summersavingspass.com.

-  Julie Landry Laviolette

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