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B Bryan Preserve

130 Riverside Drive, Point Arena, CA 95468
707 882 2297
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: B Bryan Preserve is committed to the breeding and preservation of African hoof stock. Located on 110 acres, the preserve features upscale lodging... more » Owner description: B Bryan Preserve is committed to the breeding and preservation of African hoof stock. Located on 110 acres, the preserve features upscale lodging along with tours by reservation. Critically endangered Rothschild Giraffe, Grevy's zebra, Hartmann's Mountain Zebra along with Kudu, Roan and Sable antelope are thriving in large open fields.Make us your base for discovering the Mendocino coast. The small town of Point Arena has a working pier on one end and a historic lighthouse on the other with African Hoof Stock in the middle. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

What a treat! We stayed two nights in the cottage where there is two beds, a kitchen, bathroom, and a TV, for a low price. Be sure to visit Stornetta Public Lands and Bowling Bowl Beach - beautiful! Kissing a giraffe and petting a baby zebra for a good cause is just heartwarming!

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Stockton, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As strange as it may seem, yes, there are African mammals living in Point Arena. The caretakers are caring for wild zebras, antelope, and giraffes on a large refuge. The 90-minute tour is not cheap, but was well worth the price to both see and hear about what is being done, and to know that we are helping in the... More

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was a terrific stay for the whole family. The accommodations were superb, and the tour was a real treat. The area also boasts lovely walks around the ocean and a great secluded beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We did B. Bryan Preserve's tour yesterday, on a day's notice. This Preserve is a labor of love to shelter remnants of these African hoofed species, a few of many under siege at home from overpopulation and development. The tour is 90+ minutes, basically accompanying our guide (and co-founder) Frank as he made inspection rounds and fed most animals. Some... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Wife and baby and I went here on a recent getaway trip to Mendocino. We had never heard of the preserve and just stumbled across it in a tourist brochure at our hotel. It definitely had a small time amateurish feel, but that's kind of what made it cool. Our guide (her name escapes me now) is one of the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We found out about B Bryan Preserve from friends that spend a lot of time in Sea Ranch. We (myself and two young daughters) made a reservation for a Sunday afternoon tour. Arriving a little early, we enjoyed walking around the grounds and meeting one of the resident cats, "Little". The tour was lots of fun, and informative. The wife... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a great place. We came with our 3 kids (19,16,8) and thought it would be more fun for our little one but this was not the case. We all had a great time. Feeding the giraffes is really special and the place is run by this awesome couple who where just the best ! I highly recommend . Also... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The animals at this preserve were awesome especially the giraffes. The tour guide though, was not very informative and had a very slovenly appearance. He made rude comments to other passengers in the tour jeep as well and rather disgusting nasal noises. The jeep itself was also a bit cramped. The zebras were amazing up close and the giraffes lived... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I visited B Bryan Preserve with a group of family and friends. We all enjoyed our semi up-close-and personal visit with the various hoofed animals. The proprietors were friendly and very knowledgeable about their giraffes, antelopes and zebras and were obviously very fond of their animal charges. We all appreciated the service these people provide in their commitment to working... More

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went to the Preserve with another couple to celebrate a birthday, and all of us truly enjoyed our two day stay, visiting the beautiful, exotic giraffes, zebras and antelope. It is impossible not to fall in love with these animals. To learn that they are endangered and nearly extinct made us appreciate all the more the work of owners... More

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