Shalom Wildlife is ranked as one of the top attractions in Washington County. Beginning in 1979, thirty acres of land was purchased with the intent to preserve it from development. Over the years additional adjacent parcels were acquired.
Today the Zoo encompasses 100 acres. Shalom's wildlife began as a deer farm with native whitetail deer that were purchased from the State of Wisconsin. People would come to see those "Big Bucks" on guided wagon ride tours through the property. The tours provided a great opportunity to educate visitors on animals, plants, habitat and Native American culture.
In 1990 Bison and Elk were added for additional wildlife viewing enjoyment. Soon red fox, raccoon, skunk and mink were purchased and put on exhibit. Every year more species are added. In 2002 self guided tours were made available for those that wanted to walk, and in 2006 golf carts were added for those who were unable to walk. Click here to learn more.