West Coast Game Park Safari

West Coast Game Park Safari

West Coast Game Park Safari
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The United State's largest wild animal petting park.
Does not meet animal welfare guidelines
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  • HeyKell
    California179 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something fun to do
    This is a small zoo with frequent "attractions" such as meeting animals and getting the chance to touch them. You can also feed the resident goats, deer and donkeys. There are several cats (Serval, panther, lions) in enclosures as well as other animals throughout the zoo. Fun for a short visit - we stayed about an hour. Some of the enclosures were small and filled with concrete - but - the animals all seemed well cared for and well fed.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Adam B
    Madras, Oregon1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great treat on the Oregon Coast
    The park was clean and the animals looked to be taken care of. The goats, donkeys, deer and sheep were a treat and wanted to play. The lions and tigers were mostly out and lying around their enclosures were clean and they look healthy. The monkey was very entertaining. All in all a great treasure of the small animal parks its not a huge zoo with lots of space for the animals but well worth the stop.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 8, 2023
  • Dale M
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Walking Game Park I Have Ever Been To!
    We try to attend this park every year. Despite the negative reviews by some on here it is the closest you are going to get to wild animals. Not like a zoo where you have to look down into a pit about a block away from them. Most of these animals as babies were raised by some of the workers in their own home. Many of the big cats there now slept with their handlers in their beds. Bottles of food made at all hours of the day and night just like a child. So well taken care of. Nothing like some of the posts from the bleeding heart liberals reviews. Where else are you going to be able to get this close to real live wild animals? Up Close and Personal. Their enclosures and the park are constantly being cleaned and fresh water and food available. At one time I held a White Tiger in my arms and fed it some a bottle. Something warm and fuzzy I will rember my whole life. If you do not like seeing animals in enclosure maybe you should not go. But for those who have never been up close and personal with a Tiger or Leopard or a hillarious Chimpanzee Like Daphne she is so much fun. They are not frustrated with their enclosures. When she slaps the plywood loudly and starts laughing she is not angry she is having fun. Talk to her and she will give you raspberries with her tongue. I have never had the chance anywhere else to touch or pet Bears, Tigers, Deer, and save your comes the food comes in for the bear. If you hold the cone up you will get a wave from them for it. A lot of fun for kids and adults alike. If you want to get close and personal with Goats, Llamas, Deer and Donkeys. Walk in with two hands holding cups of food, you will get to know they animals walking around real soon and up really really close and personal. Lol
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written April 15, 2024
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Shann G
Longview, WA7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Nothing against the animals. They cannot control those handling them and supposed to care for them. We arrived to discover that the price online is not the price that they charge you ( price went up a bit). The gal taking our money had no people skills. She was rude to those in front of us as well as us. First thing she did after so annoyedly taking our fares to get in, was yell at us fo standing in a spot we had no clue NOT to stand!

Sadly the majority of the animals looked like they were struggling with fleas (or something). The habitats were not big enough, not clean, and boring option lay down, sit, might have a toy. My questions (still unanswered) Are these rescued animals? Where are they rescued from? Are any able to be released? No information on the website. Small quarters for over the majority of the animals there. The Black Leopard had a small run way and all he did was pace the entire time we were there. The Chimpanzees looked depressed.

Some in their (habitats) looked sickly. The free roaming are very gentle. Our family wanted to rescue them all. Many people were commenting on the sad state of things while we were there. There was hardly any information on any of the habitats. The grounds guy out sweeping the dirt and poop up while people are walking around dust blowing everywhere.

I for one would like to see all of these beautiful animals rescued from a group that sees it as a profit.
Written August 21, 2022
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Joseph G
Lafayette, CA18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
My wife and I decided while on vacation to come to this place. When we arrived there was a mother and her three kids checking out some purchases so we waited in line. One other employee was counting her till or something completely ignoring any customers. We later found out she was on her way out to a family function. It might have been better if she was to acknowledge us and let us know we would be helped soon but that did not happen we were completely ignored by her which just seemed weird. We continued to wait there ten minutes (on the marker on the floor signifying the line) and then when the mother and her children were complete making their purchase a lady stepped up to the counter to check out her stuff. My wife made a comment that we were next and the lady told us she was waiting but decided to continue shopping while waiting. To make matters worse the employee who was actually working took the ladies side and tried to blame social distancing as the reason why this lady was allowed to cut in line. On top of that Oregon has a law that everyone needs to be wearing a mask in public yet this place decided they were above the law and never enforced it. Customers are obviously not a priority to them so we will not be back.
Written June 28, 2020
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Kristine
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
I wouldn't suggest going here when its pouring rain. All the cats were hiding and only 1 was out. We literally came to see the cats and was charged over 20 dollars per adult. They should of at least warned us customers that the cats were hiding!!!
Written March 15, 2021
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Melissa
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Animals aren’t treated well, they look sick and cold. Tiny enclosures with hardly any room for them to even pace. Can’t believe they charge $20 for entry and the animals can’t even move.
Written March 21, 2021
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mcstrubs
Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We get to interact with some of the animals like no other place we've been to lets us. If you get there when the animals are young, you can pet them! OMG it was so cool! This is our 5th time there & every time we're in the area we stop in. Some times we spend more time & sometimes less time but it's never a wasted trip. I have better pictures from here than most other zoo type places we've visited. So far I have pet a tiger, mountain lion, lion & I held an oppossum & a raccoon. Before I met him, my husband got to hold a snow leopard!! How many places let you do that? It's not a huge zoo like some places but it sure is a unique & wonderful place to enjoy some totally unusual activities if you get there at the right time of year. We will continue to visit whenever we're anywhere close. Research to find out when the animal presentations are & be there then. You won't regret it!
Written November 26, 2021
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Becky
Florence, OR1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
I was having a wonderful time at the park with my boyfriend when they announced on the loud speaker that they were showing a baby bear. My boyfriend and I waited in the 20 minute line to see and pet the baby bear. Edith was the handler and was speaking on a loud speaker reciting the rules not to touch the head of the baby bear. She said it over and over to each group that walked in. The baby bear was playing and getting excited and it looked like it was too much for Edith to handle. So when my boyfriend and I got our turn, Edith wrongly accused us of touching the bears head. She got on the loud speaker and publicly humiliated us in front of an entire crowd of people. One of her coworkers took pictures our entire encounter and nowhere in the pictures were we touching the bears head. When we left the encounter I looked back and realized Edith was having too much difficulty managing the bear, and she took it out on us. This incident ruined my day. I hope no one else has to experience her wrath at this park. Steer clear of her and go on a day that she is not working.
Written July 5, 2022
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Hannah
Portland, OR40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
It was very fun going to this place you can buy food for the animals for $.50 and feed it to them there are free roaming deer sheep and goats and donkeys. This place does not take the animals from the wild they help Keep the species of animals stay alive and you can pet the babies. we got to Pet a fix and other animals.The staff was very kind and friendly there is a little gift shop but not a great one but the animals were interesting 10 out of 10 recommend!
Written July 30, 2021
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ScubaDave16
Highland, IN1,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This is a combination of shelter, zoo, and petting zoo.

There were many animals wandering around: deer, llama, sheep, goats, etc.

They had some big animals like bear, tiger, lion, cats, chimps in enclosures.

Many cages seemed to be empty, however.

They had some small animals that they displayed and would let you pet and take photos with. like the juvenile Serval or Lynx. actually that was pretty cool. I got to pet a Lynx.

You could buy food and feed many of the animals. They were enthusiastic about being fed.

It was reasonably clean except there was some animal poo all over floor- deer and goat and such. not too hard to avoid I guess.

it was a fun place to stop for a few hours.
Written October 13, 2020
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Retin20
Vallejo, CA1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I knew this was going to be a sad experience and I was hoping I was wrong but wasn't. It reminded me of those sad commercials for animal welfare groups that show animals in small cages. The big cats are in small enclosures with no grass and not much to climb on or other kinds of enrichment. The bear was also in a small enclosure and endlessly paced around a tiny cement pond. The bison was chewing on a corner of the cement floor in it's small shed. All of the large animals looked stressed and I wondered why Oregon allows this type of confinement. It was an opportunity to see animals up close but it was heartbreaking to see them living like that. I left there vowing to make a donation to humane zoos that rescue animals from these types of roadside zoos.
Written June 30, 2020
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AvidTraveler828
Beaver Creek, CO8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
If you are an animal lover, please do not go here. Do your research and search "West Coast Game Safari abuse" on your
search engine of choice. I wish I had before going here.

To our surprise, it was immediately clear upon entry that this was nothing short of an animal prison. All the animals appear sickly and starved. A young alpaca repeatedly ran himself into the side of a hut. The pack was laying in feces, covering the entire concrete pad. The lynx and serval were pacing frantically back and forth on one side of their individual cramped enclosures. No clean water was visible in any of the enclosures. Frightened baby deer were allowed to be chased by children. A baby fox was used for a petting activity. A chimpanzee was enclosed in an enclosure that appears far too small for his size. Feces were all over the walking area. An old ox appears to be lame and suffering. Two brown bears are kept in a single enclosure with soiled water to drink and soak in. The bengal tiger was licking the side of his shed repeatedly and appears gaunt and thin. It is evident there is no professional staff or maintenance on site. The front desk staff were not in any sort of professional uniform. The animals need to be evacuated and rescued immediately. There are reportedly ongoing investigations with regulatory agencies. Please beware!!!
Written March 31, 2023
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