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Wolf Mountain Sanctuary

Address: Lucerne Valley, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
Phone Number: 760-248-7818
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Visitors are allowed to interact with over a dozen wolves at this nonprofit that is dedicated to rescuing the animals from various unfavorable environments.
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Huntington Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We arrived on time, but no one came to let us in until 15 minutes after our scheduled time. The man greeted us said that everyone was still in bed sleeping he had us pay and then we waited for over an hour while one of the guides cleaned the pens while we sat in the hot sun waiting. One... More

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Glendale, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We were lead to believe we'd get to interact with the wolves. I guess feeding them dog treats through a fence is interaction? The memorial wall for all the wolves who have died from cancer from the contaminated land was disturbing to say the least. If you know the contamination causes cancer why continue to bring more wolves there? Her... More

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Mackay, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A life long dream came true for me when we visited Wolf Mountain Sanctuary, we received a very warm welcome from the staff and were treated to an interactive experience with these beautiful animals I will never forget, you can see and feel the love and hard work that Tonya and her staff put into trying make a happy life... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I recently visited Wolf Mountain Sanctuary with a friend and I had all of my dreams come true! It was a very interactive and up close and personal experience with these beautiful creatures. Tonya and her staff are very patient and knowledgeable, you can tell that they definitely love these animals! We got to give the wolves treats, take great... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

One amazing woman doing amazing work! We stayed at Wolf Mountain Sanctuary and it changed our lives forever! I will never forget the courage and dedication Tonya has. The wolves are wonderful

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We are all for helping animals and visit ranches, sanctuaries and shelters on a regular basis. I thought some of the negative reviews were a bit harsh but I must agree with some of the comments following our recent visit. Cons: -Extreme warm temps seem too hot for these animals. They do have small pools but not sure it's enough... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Although I am all for helping wildlife, especially wolves that have been born in captivity, I am not for keeping them in small pens in a place that reaches over 100 degrees in the summer time. It appears that the wolves are taken care of because they get food and water, but they are clearly in the wrong environment. All... More

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West Hollywood, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Leave your sunglasses in the car because apparently if they see their own reflection in them they will think it's a strange wolf and attack. My boyfriend and I did the 1 hour tour, but they are really great and we were there for at least 3 hours in the end. Very knowledgeable about the wolves and then at the... More

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Leysdown, UK
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This wolf centre is located out in the desert to the NE of LA. Wolf Mountain offers tours (which take around an hour) for a minimum of $25 per person, although there are other options as well. There are around a dozen (socialised) wolves kept here, in small pens - given the size of the site, it's all that's available.... More

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

These people are horribly disorganized, inexcusably misinformed about wolves, and they disregard visitors who pay a minimum of $25 a piece for a tour. Our "tour" consisted of sitting around for the entire hour while we waited for Tanya to get her act together. Ultimately, she went into the house halfway through our "tour" and never came back out, while... More

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