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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort's commitment to the care and welfare of our Wildlife Academy is a top priority. The Resort and its' programs are in compliance with USDA Guidelines. With the assistance of Dr. Jonathan Bergmann, DVM and his skilled experience with exotic animals, along with our trained and caring zookeeper associates, Nemacolin believes in providing loving and knowledgeable care to our animals.

"One thing is certain, at Nemacolin, we have a passion for providing exceptional experiences. My father began the Wildlife Academy years ago with the inspiration to share his love for animals with others. His passion and commitment to their habitat and well-being are part of the mission we still carry out today. With many of the animals on our property being rescued by my father from failing zoos, he believed making them part of our family would leave lasting impressions on our guests, provide an educational experience and foster the belief in conservation."

- Maggie Hardy, President & Owner of Nemacolin


The Wildlife Academy at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort was established in 2006, bringing together animals from all corners of the world. Our mission is dedicated to providing interactive entertainment and live animal programs with an emphasis on education and experience. It is also all animal, all the time! 


As an overnight guest at the resort, you can visit the Wildlife Habitats which feature Billy Goat Mountain, red sheep, buffalo, tigers, lions, wolves and more. Nemacolin is home to smaller exotic and domestic animals such as a kinkajou, fennec foxes, a striped skunk, rabbits and reptiles, just to name a few.  


*All prices reflect the cost of the activity, taxes & gratuity*


Backwoods Trail Ride

Open to overnight resort guests only.

Tour the scenic beauty of the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands the way the first settlers did... on horseback. Backwoods Trail Rides begin at Nemacolin's Wildlife Adventure, home to the Equestrian Center. Your guide will lead you throughout two-miles of wooded trails. It's fun for the whole family.

Location: Check-in at the Wildlife Equestrian Center
Rate:  $90 Per Person
Hours: 
Tuesday - Wednesday & Friday - Sunday: 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Important Details: 24-Hour Advanced Reservations required. All riders must be 55'' or taller and wear appropriate footwear (recommend boots or tennis shoes, no open toe shoes). Trips will run in rain unless there is thunder and / or lightning. Please arrive at least 20-minutes prior to your scheduled ride. Ride lasts approximately 45-minutes. Maximum weight for rider is 250 lbs. Maximum 4 riders per trip. Ask a Wildlife Academy Associate for details.

 



Safari Tour

Open to overnight resort guests only. 

Join one of our friendly keepers on an adventure around the large animal enclosures! This is a personalized guided tour featuring our lions, tigers, bison, bears, and more. Guests will have the opportunity to view keeper training and feeding demos with several of our large animals. This tour utilizes a passanger van which makes stops at the different enclosures. some walking is required to reach the best animal viewing areas. This tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.. 

Location: Check-in at Wildlife Adventure Building
Rate:  $150 per adult, $78 for ages 2-12 and 2 and under are free of charge
Hours:  Daily: 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm *By Reservation Only

Important Details: Reservations required. Weather permitting. The tour features our outdoor exhibits, containing a good amount of walking. Please wear weather-appropriate attire and proper footwear (recommend boots or tennis shoes, no open toe shoes). Maximum 10 guests per tour.

 

Pony Rides

Open to overnight resort guests only. 

Pony rides for little ones are a Nemacolin Wildlife Adventure favorite and are under the close supervision of our trained associates. Rides are available by appointment only.

Location: Check-in at the Woodlands Animal Care Center
Rate:  $10 Per Person
Hours: 
Friday,Saturday & Sunday
 5 minute increments: 10 am - 10:30 am
 5 minute increments: 2:30 pm - 3 pm 
        

Important Details: Reservations required. Rides depart every 5 minutes. Riders must be able to hold onto horse by themselves. Adults are not allowed to walk beside and hold onto children. Must wear proper footwear. Please note that our pony rides are given by our full-sized, friendly trail horses.


Wildlife Habitats

Open to overnight resort guests only. 

Wild animals are literally around every corner of the 2,000 acres that make up Nemacolin. Hop in your car, on a bike or walk the trails and visit with animals such as Anna the Buffalo, Kira the Bengal tiger or Beau, our mountain lion. You'll be surprised, we promise. 

Location: See Property Map.
Rates:  Free for overnight guests
Hours:  Sunrise to Sunset Daily


The Hours of Operation above reflect the current operating hours and are weather permitting. 24-Hour Advanced Reservations are strongly recommended for many of our activities. Please be aware that the prices below do not include taxes. Contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 866.289.2192.

 

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