Former Wagon Trails safari trucks moving to Keystone Safari in Grove City
Following the closure of Wagon Trails Animal Park in Vienna Towsnhip in 2022, the park's safari trucks have found a new home traveling from the Mahoning Valley to the Shenango Valley.
Several military-style trucks repurposed by Wagon Trails into custom tour trucks to haul guests through the park have moved to Keystone Safari in Grove City.
According to a press release, Keystone Safari owner, Adam Guiher had originally hauled guests on customized school buses, opting out of the military-style trucks due to the vicinity of Wagon Trails.
"These old trucks have an authentic safari feel. They may have been our first choice originally if it wasn't being done already by a popular neighboring park," Guiher said.
Guiher says despite the two parks competing for guests in the past, the parks have always had mutual respect for one another with Guiher even taking his family to Wagon Trails many times over the years.
"I had my family there many times and for one last tour last season. Seeing such a large family working together and having success is a special thing," Guiher said.
Currently, an ADA-accessible ramp is being built to accommodate guests with disabilities and is expected to be completed in early June.
In the meantime, Keystone will be offering limited tours based on availability. During this time, loading and unloading will be done with a set of portable stairs.
Keystone Safari is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until the end of September with weekend and some holiday hours through the end of the year.