4525 US-78, Lilburn, GA 30047


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If you’re looking for a fun and interesting way to spend a morning, or the afternoon, look no further! Come visit the NEW YELLOW RIVER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY in central Gwinnett alongside the Yellow River, just minutes from Stone Mountain Park. Officially a wildlife sanctuary, YRWS is still home to the original Bison herd, peacocks and pigs. Come meet all of the new additions including albino wallabies, Babydoll sheep, Fallow deer, ring-tailed lemurs, alpacas and much more. Interact with some in our Petting Zoo and learn exciting facts through our interactive exhibits and Keeper Talks. Check out our Gem Mining exhibit to look for Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires and more. 

Please purchase tickets here before visiting. 

Parking is free
Children 2 and under are free
Adults (13-64) $18
Senior/Military (65+) $17
Children (12 and under) $12

Yelp Reviews

5 stars

The Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary is under new ownership and they have done an absolutely incredible job, not only fixing up the park, but doing immense... Read Full Review

We stumbled upon this place while searching on outdoor family activities in the Gwinnett county site, we were intrigued as is in a suburban area and most... Read Full Review

I'm a kid when it comes to animals. So i was hype to go here. They had so many animals it was so fun to see. The walking wasn't bad and the people were nice... Read Full Review

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 stars Based on 185 traveler reviews

Great visit!

The new owners have done a great job of turning a tired, worn down animal park into a clean, nice place to visit with kids and grandkids. We had a two year old and a three year old with us and they... Read Full Review

Beautiful Place

This place was so peaceful. Beautiful place to walk and the animals look well taken care of. I'll definitely get a membership when they are available! Read Full Review

Changes for the better

So when I was a child, there was the "Yellow River Game Ranch," which I have fond memories of, but seems kind of sketchy looking back. Yellow River Game Ranch closed and was renovated and reopened... Read Full Review

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