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Acadia Zoo-Kisma Preserve

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Address: 446 Bar Harbor Rd., (Rte. 3), Trenton, ME 04660
Phone Number: 207-667-3244
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Small Road-Side Zoo attraction.

Small, informal little roadside zoo that is a tourist stop. The on-site "guide", Charles - is very knowledgeable & personable & that made ALL the difference. "Encounters" with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Ocala, Florida
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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I agree that Kisma Preserve is not a zoo but it is still a great experience. The work this place does to rescue animals is amazing. We received a private tour and our guide a volunteer was excellent. It is so clear the amount of love this animals receive! Can't say enough positive things about the Kisma Preserve!

Thank lesearda
Charlottesville, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is not a zoo. This is a place where caring people sacrifice themselves and scrape by to give unwanted or injured animals a means of existence. You are not going to see a whole slew of animals, but you are going to hear some great stories from Charles about how the animals came to be at the preserve, and... More 

Thank Tom G
Ocala, Florida
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83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Small, informal little roadside zoo that is a tourist stop. The on-site "guide", Charles - is very knowledgeable & personable & that made ALL the difference. "Encounters" with some animals were way too pricey for my little group of 4, however, I did see a family of 3 have a Wolf Encounter that was right in the enclosure & Very... More 

Thank MunchaOcala_Florida
Dexter, Maine
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I was looking for sometime to do with my boyfriends folks when they were visiting here from Florida so I happened to see this listed near Bar Harbor and the pictures showed that there were many interesting animals to see at this attraction.....we paid $40.00 for four people and BOY...were we disappointed as heck when we were actually lead to... More 

2 Thank bonnie m
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Well first it looks like it's closed and then going in it was very odd and uncomfortable. The animals that they had were nice and the staff were very knowledgeable. It took about 30 min to go through and for 40 bucks for the four of us I was a little under whelmed. I hope they get their remodels done... More 

1 Thank Cory T
North Pole, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

People think they can come in and wander around by themselves but that is not the case due to safety reasons and because of PETA supporters who believe animals are better off dead than in captivity and people have fed poisoned donuts containing antifreeze to kill the animals at the preserve. Also when the petting area was here people frequently... More 

Thank Morris D
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Yesterday was one of the best animal experiences I've ever had. My husband and I were able to pet a wolf... He even licked our faces! We met a bear named Flipper and fed him thru his fence. It was amazing to see these massive animals up close. The Kisma Preserve is a place that takes in wild animals that... More 

3 Thank eprincehaggis
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80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have been here a bunch with my children and this is nothing at all what it is used to be as a Zoo. The zoo has become incredibly smaller, area wise and I am quite disappointed. I hope these animals get a new home and treated better soon.

2 Thank Ladyjeyes
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Jacy33
Portland, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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.

4 Thank playagirl0713

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