Wagon Trails Animal Park Is A Must Visit Attraction

Last summer was rough for our family. I got major surgery so we did not get to do everything we had hoped to do. One thing on last year’s list that did not get done was Wagon Trails Animal Park. I visited the animal park on many occasions as a child and I was excited to share that experience with my daughter. When coronavirus came and pretty much canceled everything, I was sad that we would not be taking her to Wagon Trails this year. I am happy to announce that not only did we get to go, but we got to visit from the safety of our car!

Wagon Trails is near Youngstown, Ohio and it is extremely easy to find! Once we pulled into the driveway, there were signs to direct us where we needed to go to pay. Previously, you would park your car and enjoy a petting zoo before going on a ride in a large open vehicle, but the attraction has been altered so that families can safely enjoy it while practicing social distancing.

The employee at the beginning of the park encouraged us to drive slowly and stop as often as we wanted. I really liked that we did not have to rush through. We were able to spend about 45 minutes looking at the animals. Some animals came extremely close to our car. I think an ostrich may have decided to put it’s head into our car if Mr. Not So Crafty hadn’t quickly rolled up the window.

Wagon Trails Animal Park provided us with a wonderful source of entertainment that was much needed after our months of isolation! My family loved the entire experience. It is definitely worth the trip!

16 responses to “Wagon Trails Animal Park Is A Must Visit Attraction”

  1. Hi it’s Brenda from RubyHemMinistries.com Our local zoo was doing drive throughs but we were so busy we missed them. I’m not going to be doing a lot this summer because everyone is grouping together and I already have a compromised immune system. I hope there will be more fun places available though.

    1. I also have a compromised immune system so I totally understand! Our local zoos organized drive through fundraisers but the tickets sold out super fast.

  2. How fun! My kids love visiting animal parks like this.

  3. That’s awesome that they were able to change and still let you view the animals. This reminds me of a place on the East coast of Florida that we used to go to often when I was a kid. It’s called Lion Country Safari and is a very similar model that you drive through the safari park with the animals. They don’t allow you to go through with anything in the bed of a truck. Our friends had a top from a coke can in the bed of their truck once and an ostrich spent 5 minutes trying to pick it up out of there!

  4. I think it is a wonderful idea that they allowed you to drive through and enjoy the farm life there. I would love to go see an animal park and do something different again.

  5. whatdoesmammasay Avatar

    My little boy would love a trip to a place like Wagon Trails Animal Park. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

    1. It was so much fun!

      1. That’s awesome you were able to visit a park during pandemic time. Be safe

  6. This looks like a fun adventure and a great way to get out of the house!

  7. Looks like so much fun, and something you can do even with social distancing!

    1. We had a great time!

  8. Wow…I’ve only ever done drive through Safari Parks, never a zoo! It’s a great idea.

    1. This is actually more of a Safari park than a zoo, but previously you could not drive through in your own car.

  9. What a neat place to visit! This is perfect for pandemic times. It is nice to be able to stay in the safety of your car but enjoy the wildlife as well.

  10. Glad to know that you all could visit the park and had a great time there! I would love to go to this park as well ❤

  11. What an adorable park! That’s so great and happy you were able to go to it!

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