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Kroschel Films Wildlife Center

HC 60 Box 2848, Haines, AK 99827
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Haines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Navarre, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Just loved it. You get exactly what you might think it is...two Alaska naturalists who are crazy passionate about their animals, their environment, and their planet. Pet an American Marten on the tush, feed a reindeer by hand, watch a porcupine carefully reach out its paw to take a carrot from you, and of course, kiss Karen the Moose. All... More

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Umina Beach, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

What ever you do in Haines don't miss this. We arrived by Ship and just hired a car across the road from the port then drove 40 mins and on the way we drove through an Eagle Sanctuary and saw heaps of Bald Headed Eagles on the way. Steve Kroschel is so nice and so was the other guy that... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We were on a group tour here in July 2014. We were told to "just go!" By our tour directors. I am so glad we did. Steve and Mario and, of course, the animals are my new favorite wild men. You will be glad you went.

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Metairie, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Steve and Mario are absolutely hilarious and informative. They have such a passion for their animals. I really dont want to dpoil any of it by giving details. My wife kelly and I went on our honeymoon and it was the best experience of our entire cruise. We even got lucky enough to only have 4 other people there on... More

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Bardstown, Kentucky
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were expecting a decent time and some general knowledge about the animals but what we got was so much more. The visit was way more entertaining that I had ever imagined! There was great story telling and a wealth of information about the animals and the area. Fantastic on all fronts. If I ever find myself in Haines, AK... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We visited as part of a shore excursion from a Holland America cruise. Most of the other folks in our group on the ship had not even noticed this was an option because they were focused on outdoor adventure. However, upon comparing notes at the end of the day, we believe we made the better choice. Inspiring. Beautiful. Educational. Where... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was an excursion on our Holland America Cruise called, Wild at Heart: The Kroschel Center for Orphaned Animals. I read one of the reviews left here and what one person sees as 'preachy', I see as passion. Mario is passionate about his animals, it's not a job, it's his life. He's passionate about educating and informing the world about... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

For me this was one of the highlights of my trip to Alaska. Mario is so passionate about his animals and their welfare. They are his life and he's living the dream that many animal lovers have but don't have the guts to pursue. He and Steve are a breath of fresh air in a world where our animals are... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a really unique and awesome experience. Great way to see some native Alaskan wildlife creatures up close and learn more about them then just visiting a Zoo-like attraction. Steve and Mario are very passionate about what they have here and it truly shows in your visit. Great for anyone who is an animal lover. Very enjoyable for both... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There are experiences that we have in life that give us a deeper appreciation for who we are and the world that we live in. This is one of those experiences. In a spectacular setting, an Alaskan mountain chain dominating the background, Mario and Steve will invite you into their world. It is a beautiful world. A world where they... More

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