Keystone Safari Opens New Drive-Thru Section

GROVE CITY, Pa. — A new 85-acre free-range safari attraction lets visitors to Keystone Safari view more than 100 animals without having to leave their vehicles.

On June 26, Keystone Safari welcomed its first guests to the drive-thru attraction, where they could view 20 species of deer, antelope, ground birds, llamas, bison, yak, water buffalo and others.

Originally intended for open-air buses, which the park purchased and remodeled, the coronavirus pandemic forced Keystone Safari to change course, according to a press release.

“We hope to offer guided bus tours in the future, but we knew this wasn’t the year for it,” said the park’s owner and developer, Adam Guiher. “Staying in your car is a safe way to get out and do something while limiting exposure for those who aren’t comfortable in public settings.”

The park sells feed, which can be fed to many of the animals along the trail. In addition to the drive-thru safari, a walk-thru section allows customers to visit more than 150 animals and nearly 60 species, according to the release, including giraffes, lions and Clydesdale horses. The walk-thru section also features two zip-line courses, pony rides, gemstone mining, giraffe feeding, bounce houses and ice cream.

The Guiher family designed and built the 144-acre park after purchasing the land in 2015. It’s been open since 2018.

Keystone Safari is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drive-thru admission is $35 per vehicle of no more than six passengers, or $10 per person otherwise. Season pass-holders get in for $10 per car load. General admission for the walk-thru park is $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and children 3 to 12. Children ages 2 and younger are free.

Image: Keystone Safari

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.