4525 US-78, Lilburn, GA 30047


Contact Info

(678) 395-3453

If you’re looking for a fun and interesting way to spend a morning, or the afternoon, look no further! Come visit the 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, black bears and more. Interact with alpacas, goats, lambs, pigs, a steer and a donkey named Donkey in the Petting Zoo. Learn exciting animal facts through interactive exhibits and Keeper Talks. Check out the Gem Mining exhibit to look for Rubies, Emeralds and Sapphires.

Parking is free
Children 2 and under are free
Adults (13-64) $20
Senior/Military (65+) $19
Children (12 and under) $13

Yelp Reviews

5 stars

It was so much fun going here. You do have to walk a lot so bring some water because you will start to sweat a lot wear comfortable clothes and shoes. They... Read Full Review

We have been going here for years, once a year, before it was taken over by the current owners. Since they have taken it over, it has gotten much better,... Read Full Review

This place is a gem! I've lived in Gwinnett on and off since the late 90s and only recently visited this sanctuary for the first time! I'm not what one... Read Full Review

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 stars Based on 187 traveler reviews

YES—-GO! Worth every penny !!

Great day at the sanctuary. Everything is so well organized and clean since the reopen couple years ago. Feeding cups are a must! Buffalo LOVE the lettuce —but the larger pieces are best for... Read Full Review

So nice to be able to feed such a large variety of animals

Save the romain hearts for the bull and a couple long pieces of romain pieces for the buffalo. The bunnies are super nice. The deer like the carrots the most. We have a membership and go at least 1x... Read Full Review

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

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