Located just off Interstate 44 near Springfield, Missouri, Exotic Animal Paradise claims to
be America’s largest drive-through wild animal park. From the comfort of your vehicle, you
can meander through the 400-acre park, and even pet an animal or two!
Here, Mike Vining
feeds a dromedary camel from the driver’s seat. The park features rare birds from around
the world in addition to approximately 3,000 wild and exotic animals, including bison,
ostrich, emu, llama, yak, oryx, eland and elk.
The animal park is open daily year-round;
admission is charged. For directions and details: (888) 570-9898, exoticanimalparadise.com.