Harmony Park Safari
431 Clouds Cove
Huntsville, AL 35803
…it’s a bit of a drive from the city center. According to ye olde Mapquest it’s seventeen miles away from Little Rosies. And yes, I do judge everything by it’s proximity to Little Rosies.
The Safari is a drive through animal park with things like mountain goats, zebras, ostrich, llamas, and deer. It’s not a petting zoo because you stay in the car but that’s okay.
I mean, anything that requires you to stay in the car with the windows rolled up is a good thing, right?
Because, go air conditioning and all that.
When you first pull up you see the Reptile Room.
I think you are supposed to save that for last but we did it in the beginning.
My boys’ evaluation:
What a bunch of creepiness.
The littlest loved the reptile room.
She was all about the baby alligators.
My oldest has started standing with his hands in his pockets.
It makes him look older.
Mixed feelings about this.
Yep, it was real and it was close.
This is a…
This is the dumbest looking animal ever.
What are those cheeks doing?
Stay in the car
The Safari itself was fun. It’s $6 a person and you have the option to buy a bucket of food. You should definitely buy the food.
These guys do not take no for an answer.
They want their treats. And aren’t afraid to come and get them.
Keep your hands and feet in the vehicle
There is one strict rule at the Park.
It says windows are only allowed to be rolled down 8 inches.
When I first read it I thought it was kind of odd.
However I quickly learned that it’s a good rule.
Because these guys have LONG necks.
And they aren’t afraid to use them!
When you don’t feed the animals…
They know when you’re holding back.
They totally give you the stink eye if you didn’t toss their treats to them.
He may look rather stately but he wants his treats just like all the others.
The whole time I was there I was fantasizing about taking clippers to the animals.
Their coats looked SO hot.
But the animals seemed happy.
I mean, just look at the expression on these two faces.
Clearly they are thrilled to be part of the Harmony Park Safari.
431 Clouds Cove Road
Huntsville, AL 35803
Hours: Times vary by season. For the most up to date hours, call the park at (256) 723-3880.