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Family-Friendly Lodging for York’s Wild Kingdom

The only zoo and amusement park in New England lies just a few miles from our accommodations in the Beautiful Place by the Sea, only upping our appeal as topnotch seaside accommodations for family getaways!

York’s Wild Kingdom (1 Animal Park Rd, York, ME) delights better than 200,000 visitors each and every year. The park opens Memorial Day weekend, so it’s yours to enjoy just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Gorges Grant Hotel, Juniper Hill Inn, the Cottage at Acorn Lane, and the Milestone this summer!

York’s Wild Kingdom: The Animal Roster

Think of a visit to York’s Wild Kingdom as a safari trip around the world—all without leaving the lovely seacoast of Southern Maine!

The menagerie includes two of the very biggest of big cats: the mighty African lion and the Royal Bengal tiger of South Asia. Here you’ll also find the heftiest of all birds, the ostrich, plus slightly smaller (but still plenty big) emus and southern cassowaries from Australia. Gaze into the long-lashed eyes of a dromedary, admire the inquisitive face and handsome coat of Madagascar’s ring-tailed lemur, and be dazzled by the rainbow face of the mandrill, heaviest of all monkeys.

Then there’s the Eurasian eagle-owl, the emperor scorpion, multiple varieties of Neotropical macaws—and several North American representatives, including the American alligator, prairie dog, and coatimundi, a long-nosed raccoon relative that reaches the U.S. Southwest.

Over in the Butterfly Kingdom, meanwhile, you’ll step into a tropical paradise flittering and fluttering with spectacularly hued Central and South American butterflies.

Rides & Other Attractions at York’s Wild Kingdom

In between meet-and-greets with exotic beasts, birds, and butterflies, you and the gang can take to York’s Wild Kingdom’s rides: the Safari Bounce, the Ferris Wheel, the Jungle Fun House, Sky Fighter, the Merry Go Round, and the Haunted House, to name a few. Kids will also love the arcade, the midway games, the batting cage, and the paddle boats on hand.

If that weren’t all, you’ll also be within easy walking distance of Short Sands Beach on the York oceanfront.

Visit York’s Wild Kingdom on a Summer Getaway

Families in particular will thrill at the proximity of our lodgings to York’s Wild Kingdom: a definite must-see on a summer getaway to our celebrated coast! Book your accommodations with us directly for the best rates, and come spend time with the lions, tigers, parrots, and other full-time residents of this much-loved local attraction.