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Kroschel Films Wildlife Center

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Address: HC 60 Box 2848, Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: 907.767.5464
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Magic in Haines

I read about this place on Trip Advisor and read where this is a rather hard place to get into. As luck would have it we got in by chance but man we were lucky. The information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I read about this place on Trip Advisor and read where this is a rather hard place to get into. As luck would have it we got in by chance but man we were lucky. The information center in Haines did not offer any info until I specifically asked about the Kroschel Films Wildlife Center. They had a number which... More 

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3 Thank Don S
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is not a zoo. This is the tour I chose when we landed in Skagway and it was the best tour that I have been on. To see the different animals was amazing. There was a lynx, a grizzly bear, a wolverine and so many other animals that we would never see in Australia. Steve and his partner, Mario,... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This was my favorite part of the trip. The owners really care about the health and well-being of the animals and you get to see all of the animals Alaska is known for. It is a refuge not a zoo and the operators are very entertaining.

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1 Thank KatieMP2013
Central Point, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Amazing experience seeing diverse Alaskan wildlife up close and personal with Steve and his cast of characters. Even though its probably a bit scripted, these people love what they do, love their animals, tell amazing stories with humor and facts that I'll never forget. Just the wild settings, and funky buildings is worth the trip. We learned so much, best... More 

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1 Thank Cary C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

During my recent tour of Canada and Alaska with Scenic Tours, I chose a shore excursion our of Skagway to Steve Kroschel Wildlife Centre which was truly the highlight of my whole adventure holiday. Steve and his partner Mario are awesome. Their enthusiasm and commitment to the natural world is inspiring and life changing. The opportunity to get up so... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Time well spent while in the Haines area. Steve and Mario are wonderful entertainers, exhibiting such genuine care for all the wild creatures at the wildlife sanctuary. don't miss this venue.

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Fantastic up close encounters with wild animals not seen in zoos!!! Traveled with a big family of 12 ranging in age from 7 to 70. A must see in Alaska! Hands on and interactive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We arrived in Haines and were greeted by the happy go lucky bus driver Joe, this man could talk!! He set the tone for a great day, he kept us entertained for the whole trip up to this wonderful place. Kroschel Wildlife Centre. Listening to Mario and to have Steve come running down the hill, with such excitement had us... More 

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Pittsburgh
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285 reviews
67 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I toured the Wildlife Center while we were in Haines for a few days. It's a bit of a drive out of Haines. We had to ask for directions as it wasn't real obvious where you turn off of the highway. The tour was very worthwhile and interesting. You definitely should visit if you're in Haines. If... More 

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1 Thank Jeff K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Crazy.. I kissed a moose.. My wife and I brought out two little girls here last year. Just wild. They guys were hilarious, genuine and very personable.. We moved to the Yukon for two years and of all we have done.. All we've seen this memory remains quite strong. The animals. The love and interaction. The quirkyness and sencerity. Just... More 

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