Last month I had a really fun experience at Georgia’s “Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park”. I remember going to safari parks a lot when I was a kid because there’s one located only about a 20 minute drive from where my parents live. But it’s been decades since I last visited one.
It was a real treat spending the afternoon there. They even have dedicated vans that you can rent for your drive-thru so you don’t have to risk your own car.
You just drive through the park on the designated road & enjoy seeing the animals flock to you!
They certainly are not shy – you can buy animal feed to throw out to them, so they are extremely accustomed to approaching you in the hope of getting a treat or three. Many of them have no problem sticking their heads into your window if there’s enough room.
It’s a real gem of a place – we only found it because we were doing some online research trying to find local places for day trips. It’s kind of tucked away off the beaten track, & not too well signposted until you’re almost right there.
We had such a fun time, it was just a drive full of laughs. I tell you, animals really bring out the best in me. I loved the whole experience, but I think my favorites were the pigs – especially the dozens of piglets that were kicking around at that time. I love those little things!
They also have a separate section that you can walk through, & we were lucky enough to catch one of their latest additions having an afternoon snack – this “little” guy was only a month old!
So be sure to check it out if you’re in the area – I guarantee you’ll have a lot of laughs.