Animal Park

The Adventure Is Closer Than You Think

One of the most unique attractions in the Northeast awaits you at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure!

Just 45 minutes from downtown Buffalo, NY, 55 minutes from Rochester, NY, and about an hour from Niagara Falls, you will be treated to a breathtaking natural setting, unique dining experience, and guided trolley tour through our 60+ acre animal park.

Hidden Valley is a truly special experience for the whole family. The hour-long Wild Game Safari Tour through the park will give you the chance to have an up-close and personal interaction with exotic animals like camels, zebra, wildebeest, llama, emu, bison, ostrich, and many more. Nestled in a valley in Varysburg, New York, we have created a special place for you to escape from the ordinary for a little while. Just down the road, but far from normal, the adventure is closer than you think. Come get away and escape to the wild.


Park Hours

Wild Game Safari Tours run May – October. Click here to see our 2015 operating calendar.


Plan Your Visit

Wild Game Safari Tours

Tours run from the first weekend in May through the last weekend in October (weather pending April and November)

Embark on a 1 hour guided trolley tour through Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park and experience over 40 different species and 300 animals. Get up close with the wild as camels, zebras, wildebeests, emus, and more come right up to the trolley.

Open dates may be extended due to nice weather. Check website for details.

Admission includes a cup of grain to feed to the animals and admission into the Small Animal Adventure where you can feed friendly smaller animals.  Trolleys are wheelchair accessible.

Safari Tour Pricing:

Adults: $18.75
Children (3-10): $14.25
Children 2 & under: FREE
Seniors (65+): $16.75 Monday – Friday ONLY
Groups (25+): Call for rates


Small Animal Adventure

Smiles are made here while you feed and take pictures of small, friendly animals.

SAA Pricing:

$5 (without trolley tour)

Safari & Dinner Package

A Friday and Saturday evening feature—June through October—take a 60 minute after hours guided trolley ride and enjoy the early evening still of the park in our beautiful wildlife setting before or after being treated to a scrumptious dinner for two. see operating calendar for dates and times offered

Dinner Package Pricing:

$63.50 for two, includes two adult Safari tickets and $30 gift card toward dinner at Hidden Valley.
Reservations required.
Call 585.535.4100

Winter Sleigh Rides

Take a winter sleigh ride through the lower park on our 16-person sleigh pulled by Hidden Valley’s majestic team of Belgian horses. Sleigh rides are offered December – February weather and trail conditions permitting. Rides are by reservation.


Sleigh Ride Pricing: $20 per person

Rates for private parties for both our 16-person and 2-person sleigh are available. Call for details.



Seasonal Tips to Enjoy Your Visit

This time of year can be hot and dusty at the park.  Sun screen, sun glasses and a hat are all good things to have on hand. Wear comfortable walking shoes, but sandals and open toed shoes are not recommended.

Season Passes:

With a season pass you and your family can enjoy Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Wild Game Safari Tours all season long. With a Safari Season Pass you will receive:

  • Unlimited Wild Game Safari Tours—a 60-minute guided Trolley Ride through our Wild Game Safari Park featuring over 300 animals including elk, water buffalo, wildebeest, emu, ostrich, zebra, and more.
  • Unlimited admission into the Small Animal Adventure where you can feed and take pictures of small, friendly animals.
  • One free cup of grain per pass, per visit at the Small Animal Adventure
  • Unlimited Safari/Dinner Tours (by reservation, gift card not included)
  • $5 discount off any winter horse-drawn tour (by reservation) when offered
  • 20% discount off HVAA branded items at The Trading Post gift shop
  • 50% off one HVAA t-shirt per season passholder with voucher to be issued with photo ID
  • Valid January through December

Season Pass Pricing:
Adult (11 and older): $62
Child (ages 3-10): $48
Four Person Safari Pass: $220 (any combo of adult and child)


Click here for a list of other area attractions.


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