Exotic Animals Abound – The Wilds
Yesterday was an exciting day for the grandkids as my wife and I locked up the motel for a couple hours during the afternoon to take the kids on a bus ride through The Wilds to view the exotic animals, I must say that I have never taken the time to go to The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio but it was well worth the trip yesterday. Baker’s Motel is only about 20 miles away, just 4 miles east on 40 and take State Route 83 south and follow the signs, it is approximately 16 mile out from there. We were happy to see the route was well marked so there really is no chance in getting lost and when you get out there you will have no phone service, believe me it is out in the country.
Upon arriving at The Wilds we parked our vehicle and were met by a bus to take us to the visitor center where you purchase the tickets, parking is $5.00 for the time you are there unless you are a member of The Wilds, we were not members even though I send hundreds of people a year to this facility of course they do not no that and I did not say who I was anyways.
Exotic Animals / Natural Habitat
Once we arrived at the center we got out of the bus and went straight to the window to purchase our tickets, the little ones we free so the excursion was only $40.00. We waited for about 30 minutes for the bus to come around and pick us up, they have buses running consistently all day long. I might add that while we waited we enjoyed the beautiful view as the center overlooks the entire property and boy is it a beautiful view.
Exotic Animals / View from the bus
Our bus arrived and about 18 of of huddled onto the bus to start our excursion which takes just over 2 hours though they do have longer trips but with the little ones we felt that was long enough. We noticed also that they offer horse back rides around the area also which we were told take about an hour, we will have to go back to try that as it looked like it would also be fun. Additionally they offer several other excursion options which I would suggest viewing their website for more information.
View Website: The Wilds
We started out trip going through a few gates that keep the outside animals out the the exotic animals in. I have included a link to the many pictures that I took on our visit and would suggest you take some time to view them, now should you take this excursion you may or may not see the same animals as they are in the wild and not kept in confined areas but the land is beautiful and viewing them in a natural habitat beats any Zoo hands down. Take the time to come and see The Wilds for yourself and bring the family as they will enjoy the exotic animals.
Exotic Animals – Where to Stay
In Ohio this would be a great weekend for either a family getaway or just a couple getaway, both would have an extremely enjoyable time and stay at our Motel while visiting The Wilds as we are the closest lodging to them and we offer nice clean comfortable rooms.