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California Wolf Center

Behind the KQ Campground on Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
619 234 9653
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Julian
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

First hand opportunity to learn and see endangered Mexican wolves and rare gray wolves. This group is doing all they can to safe this magnificent animals. Come to learn and experience for yourselves their beauty and intelligence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We learned a lot about the wolves and got to see them up close. The preserve is close to downtown Julian and a wonderful place for the wolves to feel "at home".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My husband and I have always loved wolves and this was our first experience going to the California Wolf Center near Julian. We got there early and waited for the escort and then we all traveled together down the dirt road in our cars. There was a very interesting and informative presentation given about wolves first and then we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I went with my cousin and her 7 year old son. There was 25 (or so) minute interactive lecture about wolves... their history and their future. After that they walked us out near the two enclosed areas that were accessible for viewing. They had different types of wolves in two two areas. Some of the wolves peaked out, some came... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The California Wolf Center is not IN Julian but out past the town and then down a very bumpy dirt road... The wolves are kept in their own habitat.. You are met at the start of the dirt road and once all those that are going have arrived you caravan to the center.. you may use the WC then an... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in the wild and the animals that live there. Wolves have a bad reputation but are great animals. Great to learn more about them and to appreciate their major attributes.

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Orange County, California
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40 attraction reviews
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great activitiy for young and old alike. We went there as a matter of fact, on our way to Julian and our wedding celebration weekend. My spouse loves wolves so with two different types offered at this sanctuary, they were elatedly surprised. We opted to take one of the private tours where you get right up next to the two... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I would very much like to encourage anyone who loves wolves or is afraid of them to make the pilgrimage to the Center. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable about how the wolf greatly affects our eco-system, in a most beneficial way. Very reasonable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Tucked away near the great apple pie mecca of Julian lies this beautiful sanctuary for wolves. They have a pack of gray wolves and some red wolves here. Make reservations in advance. They do a nice and informative brief on wolves, their nature, and current status here in North America before taking you out to see the packs.

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Mixed feelings about this one. First, it was a great way to learn more about North American wolves. The staff clearly enjoyed their jobs, bringing great enthusiasm and knowledge to the subject. Given what happened to the North American wolf population, wolves certainly need human friends and advocates. But I'm not sure I can completely recommend a visit to the... More 

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