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USA Today ranks Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch as one of best safaris in U.S.

Published Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:00am

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Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78266

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USA Today ranks Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch as one of best safaris in U.S.
Safari adventure keeps visitors in cars, provides safe, social-distanced family fun during pandemic

SAN ANTONIO – Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (NBWR) is a winner in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Safari Park.

“We are excited to be a top 10 winner again this year,” said NBWR Marketing Director Tiffany Soechting. “It is an honor to be recognized among the most favored by visitors in the United States.”

Twenty nominations were made by an expert panel. Then, the public voted for their favorite nominees. NBWR finished among the top 10 Best Safari Parks. The results of the contest are meant to serve as an unbiased resource for travelers as they pursue experiences and destinations. To see USA Today 10Best’s version of this news, visit .

“We have spent over 30 years caring for some of the world’s endangered species, and conservation has been a big focus for the Ranch,” Soechting said. “Knowing that our peers and visitors chose us as their favorite safari gives me hope that educating and enlightening people on animal biology will help those endangered species sustain in the wild."

NBWR provides an exciting activity for visitors of all ages. The Safari Drive-Thru is especially relevant as a social distancing option. Visitors may complete as many trips through as they desire before the time they exit the Ranch or before the Ranch closes — whichever  comes first. With this, the Ranch provides opportunity for quick or day-long Safari fun from the safety, comfort and quarantine of visitor vehicles. 

Established in 1984, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a safe home away from home for more than 700 animals from over 40 species worldwide. NBWR strives to ensure the survival and reproduction of these diverse species for future generations to enjoy while providing memorable, entertaining and educational experiences for its visitors. Visit for more information about the Ranch.


About USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards

The 10Best Readers' Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing each category's 20 nominees. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes on the 28th day at noon. On the Friday after voting ends, winners are revealed. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day.

Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers' Choice Award contest is accessible on the website.

While the 10Best Readers' Choice Award contest lives on - a standalone travel media site - it is promoted across USA TODAY Travel Media Group's digital and mobile products, as well as via social media. Nominees are also announced and/or promoted across relevant USA TODAY departments, and through Gannett media outlets. provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site's uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields - and their cities - but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.

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