Popular Chehaw attractions open 2013 - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Popular Chehaw attractions open 2013

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>

Two of Chehaw Park's most popular attractions reopened Saturday for the 2013 season.

The African Veldt experience is a new ride that transports zoo visitors through a 47 acre habitat, which is home to zebra, ostrich, wildebeest, eland antelope, and impala. The exhibit opened over last year's Labor Day weekend, but was closed for winter.

Visitors are transported in a tractor-pulled covered trailer that gives them close-up views of the animals in a natural setting.   "Everybody seems to like the ride. They like the difference in the exhibit. It's not a traditional zoo exhibit where you're standing at a rock wall or chain linked fence or a window or something like that. It's an entirely different experience," said Ben Roberts, the manager of animal programs.

The ride costs $3.00 in addition to regular zoo admission.

The Wiregrass Express train ride is also back up and running. The 20 minute ride takes folks through the woods and park for just $3.00.

Both the exhibit and train ride will be open on weekends and holidays.

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

Powered by WorldNow