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Lazy L Safari Park

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Address: 2763 County Road 618, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-9222
Phone Number: +1 573-243-7862
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Lazy L Safari Park is a walk-thru zoo featuring animals from around the...

Lazy L Safari Park is a walk-thru zoo featuring animals from around the world. Visitors can walk through the zoo grounds in their own time and at their own pace. Stroll along the creek to watch the zebras or antelope play. Don't miss our Petting Zoo, Animal Nursery, Gift Shop, or Snack Shack. Get up close & personal with our animal friends as you....Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

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Much better than expected

I was a little skeptical of this place when I was reading about it. I was actually impressed when I got there. They really do have a lot of different animals. It's a little run... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2016
Beebopabby
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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109 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I was a little skeptical of this place when I was reading about it. I was actually impressed when I got there. They really do have a lot of different animals. It's a little run down and crowded, but it seems like they take good care of the animals. It's $7 to walk through and look at the animals and... More 

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1 Thank Beebopabby
Vicki L, Owner at Lazy L Safari Park, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and glad you had a good time! The Parakeet Jungle Exhibit is a "favorite" of many of our visitors - if you like birds! Lol We are a small zoo but we have over 50 different species of exotic animals. We did start selling ice cream in the gift shop last year, but you are more than... More 

cape girardeau mo
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Very redneck zoo my 3 year old loved it but I was not impressed for the price. Good for Cape girardeau tho

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1 Thank liljeeplover
Vicki L, Owner at Lazy L Safari Park, responded to this review

So glad your child loved the zoo! Yes, we are an actual working ranch/zoo operation. All admission prices go towards the upkeep of the animals such as feed, etc. We are a privately owned family zoo with no donations or funds received from any other sources besides our admission prices. Thanks for visiting! More 

advance mo.
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Lot's of up close and hands on with the animals. We love the camels and the owners are very friendly and ready to tell you about them all. My grandson's love this place!

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Thank BJHAdvanceMo_
Vicki L, Owner at Lazy L Safari Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our zoo! We are so glad you had a great time! We love the camels too. Our camel Lucille just had a new baby on Memorial Day - we named her "Liberty". More 

San Diego, California
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143 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Wow! You want fun? This is fun!!! What a great surprise! You will never find such an intimate zoo as this anywhere else. There are all sorts of animals that you can feed and pet. While I was there I pet and fed the camels, zebras, rain deer, pigs, sheep, parakeets, peacocks, and lots of farm animals. This family owned... More 

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Thank Steven858
Vicki L, Owner at Lazy L Safari Park, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such a great time! Please come back and visit us again soon! More 

Poplar Bluff, MO
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

The kids had a good time here. Its a petting zoo with a few exotic animals such as a zebra and a camel and some exotic birds. You can buy feed for the animals fairy cheap and there is a snack place for the kids.

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Thank jconr
Vicki L, Owner at Lazy L Safari Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting the Lazy L Safari! We are glad you had a good time! Come back and see us soon. More 

Granite City, Illinois
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41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

When we first approached it looked to be a disappointment but it was nothing short of EXCELLENT! So many animals up close and personal! Plus we were able to feed them too! This place is a gem and will be growing into something bigger. Legacy in the making!

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Thank Summer M
Vicki L, Owner at Lazy L Safari Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting our family owned zoo. We appreciate the great comments and glad you had such a good time! Come back and visit us again soon! More 

Columbia, Missouri
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66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

I love this place! They have a LOT of different unique animals to see and pet. The animals seem to be well taken care of and respected. The areas they're kept in are a little small but this is a great place for any kids or animal lovers.

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

I have driven over an hour to visit on multiple occasions, always worth the time and money! Great experience for the family. Would recommend to anyone - couples, families, and kids of all ages!

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3 Thank ReviewPB
Vicki L, Owner at Lazy L Safari Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting our zoo again! We are glad that you enjoy visiting with our animals. We appreciate your business! More 

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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295 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

This animal park is within a few miles of our home. It's a fun place for children as well as adults. They are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. The rest of the year they are open weekends only, except for their special fall fun time, lasting from the last week of... More 

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1 Thank Butterflydays
Vicki L, Owner at Lazy L Safari Park, responded to this review

We are glad you had such a good time at our zoo. We love to hear from local residents that they love to visit our family operated zoo. Our goal is to share our animals with the community. We put on about four to six special events each year. Our next event is Boo at the Zoo where kids can... More 

House Springs, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

It is worth the extra dollar to buy a bag of food. The most fun was feeding all of the different animals from goats to pigs to deer.

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2 Thank Amfonn13
Vicki L, Owner at Lazy L Safari Park, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and glad you enjoyed feeding all the animals here at our zoo! Loved seeing your pictures too! Come and see us again soon! More 

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