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!