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Kroschel Films Wildlife Center

HC 60 Box 2848, Haines, AK 99827
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Haines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were on a cruise, stopped long enough in Haines to see the Center. Steve and Mario are part entertainers, part wildlife conservationists and overall terrific hosts. I highly recommend this to anyone - there are some steep climbs up some paths but overall easy access. Great to see some Alaskan wildlife up close, and it's endearing to see how... More

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Maylene, Alabama
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great time touring the property and learning about the anuimals that live there. Price a little steep, but worth it.

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Ludlow, Vermont
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fun, particularly for kids who will like getting up close to the animals. Steve and his staff are passionate re animal care and the world needs people like this. We saw a moose, wolf, ermine, mink, lynx, wolverine, caribou and grizzly aka brown bear. Downside is all the sometimes crazy talking that we had to endure to see the animals.... More

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Surprise, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a great excursion. lots of fun. See animals upclose. You can tell that they love what they do and have a great relationship with the animals. Mario and Steve make a great team.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Experienced and knowledgeable guides, including wildlife documentary film producers take you through to meet rescued native wildlife and tell you about each of them and about the Alaska wilderness in general. If you are cruising, this is an excursion that includes a scenic ferry ride and scenic bus ride. Well worth the time. Book through your cruiseline, though, to ensure... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

What a lovely surprise. We planned our ship adventures ahead of time with scant knowledge of what we would find. Haines is lovely and Kroschel's was a very pleasant. Both Steve and Mario were excellent hosts showing us the animals that live beside them daily. From a playful Wolverine to a tiny Pine Martin, their love for these animals was... More

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Ellsworth, Kansas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

One of the most interactive, up close & personal, fun animal adventures ever! A definite MUST for any animal lover. Kiss a moose (darling 2 yr old little!!! lady), snuggle with friendly reindeer, be within inches of a gorgeous white wolf named Isis, be awed by the giant Kitty--their big brown bear!, birds of prey, mink, ermine, even an elusive... More

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The people who run and work at this attraction are amazing. They kicked it off by making a comment that they were sort of like the Adam's family... which I took to mean a bit quirky and unique. They are also special. What a gift it must be to form the bonds they do with the animals there, and what... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This has most definitely been a highlight of our Alaskan adventure! We were shown around by the amazing Mario Benassi, who told us about each individual and special animal he showed us along with stories of his own experience. His love of the wild and of preserving it for our future and the future ecology shone through. You even get... More

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Bonita Spring Fl
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

What a wonderful experience to see wildlife native to Alaska. Steve Kroschel gives an explanation while interacting with each animal. His Wildlife Center is worth the trip and one of the best tours we did. He also provides great photographic opportunities.

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