Wildlife West has a unique way of providing care and support for its many species of rescued, native New Mexico wildlife – with entertainment. The park’s Chuckwagon Supper Shows are offered on specific Saturdays each month throughout summer and feature lively western or bluegrass acoustic music, as well as an educational wildlife presentation with a free-flight falcon exhibition. Many dinner guests come early to enjoy the afternoon at the park, where creative habitats allow visitors to experience up-close moments with racoons, bears, elk, and mountain lions.

Chuckwagon Suppers include a traditional barbecue dinner of brisket and chicken with all the fixins’ (vegetarian options are available). Shows take place rain or shine in the covered amphitheater or enclosed and heated restored Bean Barn. New Mexico evenings do cool down after sunset, so it is advisable to bring a jacket. Make your reservations by 1:00pm day of show.

Wildlife West also hosts fun special events, such as the annual Wildlife Festival (June 15), Music & Brews Nite (June 21), Dirty Dash Mud Run (Aug 15), and Fiber Festival (Aug 31). More details on the park and chuckwagon here.