Wildlife Attractions Within Driving Distance of OKC | Zoos, Safaris, & Petting Farms

Calling all animal lovers! There are quite a few opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts to connect with nature and observe animals up close in Oklahoma City and within a reasonable driving distance. From sprawling wildlife zoos to animal safaris and charming petting zoos, there’s something for families eager to experience the wonders of the animal kingdom.

All of the places we listed are driving distance from Oklahoma City (all either here locally or within a 2.5 hour drive). 

Wildlife Near OKC | Zoos, Safaris, & Petting Farms

Thank you to Tanganyika Wildlife in Goddard, KS for sponsoring this guide.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is a great destination for a fun day out with the family! Tanganyika Wildlife Park was named the most interactive wildlife park in the Midwest for a reason. Choose from over 15 experiences hand-crafted by Tanganyika keepers that deepen your connection to our rare and endangered species. Experience exotic animals like no one else in a boutique setting, and interact with animals from 4 different continents. Tanganyika is like going on a safari around the world without getting on a plane!

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Oklahoma City Zoo | OKC

Tulsa Zoo | Tulsa, OK

Sedgwick County Zoo | Wichita, KS

Tanganyika Wildlife Park | Goddard, KS

Petting Farms

Orr Family Farm | OKC

Mollie Spencer Farm | Yukon, OK

Magnolias & Prayers: Everything Alpaca | Newcastle, OK

Paige Farms Dairy Goats + The Bearded Doe & Co. | Coyle, OK

Safaris/ Exotic Animals

Arbuckle Wilderness | Davis, OK

Lost Creek Safari | Stillwater, OK

Safari’s Sanctuary | Broken Bow, OK

Tiger Safari | Tuttle, OK

Safari Zoological Park | Caney, KS

Zoo Safari | Locust Grove, OK

Wildlife Refuges

Salt Plains Wildlife Refuge | Jet, OK

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge | Indiahoma,OK

Little River National Wildlife Refuge| Broken Bow, OK

If you are looking for Aquariums with sea life, check our Guide to Aquariums Near OKC here.

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