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Acadia Zoo-Kisma Preserve

446 Bar Harbor Rd., (Rte. 3), Trenton, ME 04660
207-667-3244
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Trenton
Type: Zoos
Traveler Description: Some small “zoos” are dirty and are in it for the profit, and the animals suffer for it, and it 's just sad. That is not the case with the Acadia... more »
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For me as an animal Lover the biggest disappointment was the lack of habitat for the animals! The Tigers are kept in small chain link enclosures, the wolves are kept in a larger chain link enclosure with some rocks and hills for climbing on, but in no way do they have an environment that is natural for a wild animal!... More

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Portland, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

It was just me and my son (3yr). We paid $24 to see about 10 animals. If it was by donation only or $5, it would make it tolerable. Way overpriced for what you see. Many of the animals on the website are no longer there- very misleading.

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Verona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After reading the reviews here I was a little nervous about what it was going to be like. My boyfriend paid for the extras to feed the bears and pet the wolfs. Let me tell you after going and seeing what it really is, talking with the wonderful man who is running it and caring for the animals I see... More

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Westbrook, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

When looking at the website you expect a beautiful facility, and upon arrival you realize there is very limited parking, and the entrance/payment system needs work, you have to wait at a gate and call for someone to come get you. Once in I was expecting more animals having paid $10.00. We saw a snake, 2 baby crocodiles, 2 wolves,... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Before you go read up on them on their website for the up-to-date costs & news. This isn't for everyone. We went on a rainy day and started with the tour. Some of the animals were out and about, but several were hunkered down due to the rain. Charles gave us great history on each of the animals there and... More

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Bellaire, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I never expected to hold and feed a baby tiger while visiting Maine. We took the VIP tour and had personal attention from a guide for almost 3 hours and it felt like minutes. Well worth the money. He knew each animal and its history and had so many stories we've since shared a thousand times. Wait until you hear... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The main thing I think other reviewers are missing is that this is a preserve, not a zoo. I went there expecting to see happy animals that were rescued for one reason or another and that is exactly what is there. It's clear that the animals come first and visitors second and that is as it should be. All of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I stopped by on my way back from Acadia Park, I was intrigued by the nature of the place being a preserve for animals. Our guide Sean was friendly but seemed a little scripted. Many of the animals were sleeping because it was very hot. You had to stay with him during the whole tour. While the premises could have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My husband and I were visiting the area and saw this in a guide book. While it was not big it was very interesting. The guide was knowledgeable and very pleasant. The children that were there enjoyed feeding and petting the tiger cub. I will say that I think $9.00 admission was ok but $35.00 to feed and pet the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I've read some of the negative reviews & I would like to add some honest input. I've been coming to Maine for 29 years & I've driven by this zoo many times & never gave a second thought to it. Last year my boyfriend & I had nothing better to do so we stopped in & couldn't believe that there... More

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