Long before Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, there was Lion Country Safari. More than 900 animals—not just lions—live in this 43-year-old park, a drive-through adventure designed to simulate a visit to the Serengeti. Today, it’s home to numerous displays, animal-feeding experiences, rides, gift shops and restaurants. There are hundreds of campsites where visitors can stay overnight, a demonstration theater, VIP Tours and “Insider Tours.” You can also take guided walking tours of Safari World, where there’s putt-putt golf, a water park, a petting zoo and a feeding area. Tip: The camel rides make for a great photo op. Admission is $25.50 for adults, $22.50 for seniors, and $18.50 for kids 3-9. If you didn’t bring your car or don’t want to drive it through the animal park, van rentals run $10 to $18 per hour-and-a-half.
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