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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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Bellaire, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 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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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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Orono, Maine, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I originally found out about Kisma preserve through a friend who worked there a few years ago. He let me come in with him to work one day and showed me around, the animals were in good condition and well cared for. I came back about a month ago with my boyfriend to check up on the place. Yes, it... More

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South Florida, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had driven by many times each year going from Ellsworth to Bar Harbor. The thought was there to stop and check it out, but we didn't. Then last year our daughter was with us and that convinced us to visit. I was not expecting much. A wild animal preserve in Downeast Maine? How unlikely is that? Well, it's pretty... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Being a local, I had never been so I decided to bring my daughter. Upon arrival we go to the gate and wait so long that we think its closed. We start to leave and notice someone working way down at the other end. I get their attention. The owner/manager comes over..she's a little gruff. Bordering on rude. We ask... More

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houlton,maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I had stopped here a few years go with my older ids and it was acceptable then with a lot more attractions, this past May 2013 seems it has gotten more run down and the facility in dire need of some upgrading for the animals. Just some clean up would improve it tremendously, Sorry to say this will be my... More

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Went here for the first time since I was a kid. This place is amazing. They don't have much money, but you can see the appreciation the zookeepers and animals have for one another. These animals are all unique including the zookeepers pet dogs who help raise some of the wild cats and wolves. The Gibbon Apes are fascinating and... More

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