As soon as we stepped foot onto Yellow River Game Ranch my husband said, 'This is already better than the zoo'.
Deer and squirrels walked right up to us and ate from our hands. Many of the animals including the deer, squirrels, chickens, and geese are free to roam throughout the park. My daughter loved this because she could actually touch the animals. Other animals like the black bears, coyotes, and buffalo are safely behind large fences. You can walk into the rabbit exhibit and pet the dozens of rabbits there.
Bring your own snacks for the animals or buy some there.
Worth the drive from anywhere!