Going to the zoo can be very expensive and you have to deal with crowds and only seeing the animals from a certain viewpoint. At this Louisiana animal safari, you will be face-to-face with wild animals and feel like you have transported to an entirely new and exotic destination. 

Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana is one of the largest free-roaming wildlife preserves in the entire country. This destination is a 900-acre free-roaming safari park that has over 1,000 endangered animals from all around the world. 

There are wagon safari tours that will make you feel like you are on a real African Safari. You can even purchase animal feed so you can feed the animals that come right up to your vehicle. 

This one hour and 15-minute safari ride will take you through the 900 acres of land to see a ton of animals that you might have only seen through the glass at a zoo. 

Instead of having to interact with them through glass or over a railing, you will be face-to-face and actually close enough to feed them. 

Some animals that might come up to your vehicle include camels, giraffes, bison, zebras and deer. You will learn all about where they're from and how they live in this specific habitat. 

Petting these animals is encouraged and they will come right up to you if you have some feed. 

The best part is that the tours are only $17. This is a great spot to experience and there is really not many like it in Louisiana, so you might as well go see what it's all about while you're in the area or visiting!

There are also other inexpensive places to visit around the state like this property with 300-year-old oak trees that is too beautiful to believe and this hidden botanical garden inside a huge park in New Orleans. 


Global Wildlife Center

Price: $17

Address: 26389 Highway 40, Folsom, LA 70437

Why You Need To Go: You will be up close and personal with wild animals at this free-range wildlife center.

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