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July 27, 2008
From journal Wisconsin Dells Revisited with the Preschoolers
July 7, 2006
From journal The Wisconsin Dells and Christmas Mountain Village with Little Ones
October 2, 2003
We paid our admission and then, of course, they want you to purchase food for the animals, so we did. The price of the food was not too bad in comparison to some of the other places I had been to. As for the grounds, when we entered, I thought they were a little run down and not very well maintained. When we first walked in, everything looked bare and deserted. We saw some deer, but they were down in a gully and did not want anything to do with us. Then a ranch hand came out and rounded up some deer from the back of the property and led them to our area. The deer were free to roam throughout the complex. Once they figured out that we had food, they came right up to us and took the food from our hands. That was the best part to see the kids feeding the deer out of their hands. Some of the deer looked a little ragged and unkempt though. We continued through the park, but most of the cages were empty and as soon as we were out of food, the deer left us alone. We did get to see one bison, but we never did see any pheasants. There was one elk, but, like the bison, it stayed clear to the back of its pen, so it was hard to see. We did get to see three little pigs, some rabbits, a turkey, and a lemur.
Overall, I was disappointed in the layout and the look of the whole park. I also was disappointed in the animals and what they had on display. They claimed to have a lot more things, but we did not see much of anything and the few animals we did see were so far in the back of their cages that it was hard to see them. The youngest child enjoyed it the most, but our 11 year old was not overly impressed since he has been around a farm a lot of his life and goes hunting and such. This is another one of those activities that is okay if you have time to kill, but I would not make a special point to do it unless you have some really young kids or kids that have never been that close to animals before.
From journal Wisconsin Dells and Christmas Mountain