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Animal Ark

1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508
775-970-3111
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Ranked #4 of 70 attractions in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Sanctuary for injured animals and birds . All sorts from bears to birds of prey. Well worth a visit only spoilt by one fool hooting at birds.Nice touch was sale of soft drinks in grounds at relatively low price

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Fernley, Nevada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I took our daughter and two grandsons to the Animal Ark a few weeks ago. What an amazing rescue service they provide! The enclosures are huge and the grounds are immaculate. Each enclosure tells the animal's history of how and why they were acquired. I recommend this for adults and definitely children.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The dirt road driveway & parking lot was a bit rough and dusty for our mini van, but our 2nd car was a 4X4 truck. Just take your time and drive carefully over the bumpy roads. As for the animal sanctuary, it was nice to see the animals being cared for by the staff. Entrance fees: $9.00/adult- $8.00/senior-$3.00/kids (maybe off... More

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Surrey, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Animal Ark is a small animal sanctuary 40 minutes drive North of Reno, Nevada. It has less than 30 animals that can be viewed by visitors. The $9.50 admission goes to caring for the animals. In our visit, we were only able to see 15 animals because it was in the afternoon and some of the animals were hiding... More

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Pittsburg, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you have kiddos, or just want to great date morning, this is the place! It is a wildlife sanctuary, not a zoo. The animals were all rescued an are lovingly and cleanly kept in good habitats. Employees are very friendly and helpful. There is some walking involved, but shouldn't take more than a couple of hours to see everything.... More

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Prescott, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I visited the Animal Ark on one of our days during our honeymoon. We pulled up in a car that said "Just Married" on it and immediately the staff congratulated us. They even gave us a discount on admission as a wedding gift, which is cheap to begin with, so we paid the rest as a donation.... More

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California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Located in an out-of-the-way spot in the beautiful Nevada desert, the Animal Ark is a clean, well-maintained place that shows a lot of caring for their rescued residents. Because of a wildfire in 1999 that destroyed most of the structures, everything looks new -- enclosures, fencing, trails, etc. Each enclosure provides an interesting history of the animal(s) and how it... More

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Seattle, Washington
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127 reviews 127 reviews
61 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Get good directions or program you navigation system. Signs say wild life park and do not mention Animal Ark by name until you are almost there. We saw a raptor demonstration program the day we were there. It was the first show of the season and it was cold and windy. The show was very good otherwise my rating would... More

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Loved coming to this sanctuary! Clean, animals were well taken care of and there was a story behind each habitat. The employees were very friendly and gave us more information on the animals. Popular with school trips, also.

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Napa, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I'd say this attraction is geared towards families. Don't get me wrong, I love animals, but this place is probably not for you if you're on a couples trip. It's very much off the beaten path, about 40 minutes north east of Reno, up in the desert hills and you have to take a few rough roads to get there.... More

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