Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary
Explore four miles of trail that offers the Best Wildlife Viewing in Washington County! View deer, elk, bison, wolves and much more!
Shalom Wildlife is a Fed. Lic. Zoo, located 4 miles north of West Bend, WI. We provide a great outdoor adventure for families, friends, out of towners, tourists, groups, troops, clubs, etc.
* View one of the world's largest and complete set of record size
shed elk antlers, along with one of the largest collection of
* Tour the Indian artifact museum
* Visit the gift shop and snack shack
* Unique educational exhibits
* Children's play and game area
* Farm petting zoo
* Seasonal programs and special events
* Guided Educational Wagon Tours for larger groups
Great for schools, troops and groups!
Visited for the Christmas lights drive through event. It was very unique and we enjoyed it a lot. Fun to be able to see the animals at night, and we had the wolves following us! Also some stops along the drive with gifts, which was a fun little perk. At the end we enjoyed board games, hot chocolate, and cookies, and were able to browse the gift shop. The only downside was that some people like to speed through and shine their lights at you, and there's not much room to let them pass. My advice is to take it slow and enjoy it, it's worth a trip!
Shalom Wildlife Zoo is really the hidden gem of Washington County. They offer a very well kept facility for both people to use and animals to live. The path around the zoo is filled with informative signs and offer a glimpse at some of the native habitats and early human presence. The park is fairly priced and has the amenities of large zoos. We enjoyed feeding the elk and the deer the most. Make sure to pickup a pale of feed from the main building! The zoo has a nicely groomed gravel pathway that takes you on a lengthy journey. Those with very little children or elderly might want to consider the golf carts you can rent.
A local treasure. A beautiful place with many animals to look at in large enclosures. These animals appear well taken care of and have large spaces to roam. It is my understanding as well that many of these animals came to be from rescue situations after injuries or would otherwise not be viable in the wild. This is a nice alternative. A pleasure to explore this place and will definitely visit again.
We always have a wonderful time here! Highly recommend for adults and kids. You can either walk or rent a golf cart, you can feed the animals and learn about animals native to Wisconsin and the Native American culture.
Family fun at it's best. The people who run Shalom are wonderful people. Christmas here is a great treat for the whole family. After riding through the park you can enjoy free hot chocolate and games in the lodge.