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Animal Ark

Address: 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508
Phone Number: 775-970-3111
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Ranked #2 of 138 things to do in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visit the Animal Ark whenever you can. It is quite a ways north of Reno and out in the desert but well worth the drive. Animal Ark has done a great job of housing and exhibiting wild animals in a very natural and lifelike setting. We loved visiting with our granddaughter!

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Michael W, Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, and for providing us with feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to our secluded, peaceful sanctuary. More 

San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Well worth the trip. Love seeing the animals so close up. The special days of the cheetah runs are definitely not to be missed. Seeing the tortoise eat strawberries is a highlight We go at least 3 times a year and never tire of the experience

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Michael W, Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We love hearing from our guests. We take great pride in enriching our animals lives such as providing exercise to our cheetahs which are built to run and giving strawberries to our desert tortoises - not to mention it is great fun to watch! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

Reno
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

this is an animal rehabilitation center for wild animals, some from zoos, some from homes that could not keep them any longer. As I understand it they come here mostly as a foster home until better accomodations can be found. The animals look comfortable and well fed and you can get really close to them without being in any danger.

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Itasca, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I went to Animal Ark with my boyfriend last Spring when I was in town and I had such a great time. It is so neat to see a place that only has injured, rehabbed/releasable animals. It was so neat to read each animal's story of how they came to Animal Ark. While there, some of the keepers did a... More 

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Sacramento
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is a teriffic place to visit if you like wild animals. They save injured, wild animals kept as pets, animals that can't be returned to state of origin, etc. It is a lot of walking on mostly dirt and a large place so that the animals have a lot of room. There are resting places along the way and... More 

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Modesto, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A fantastic place that has a true heart for wild animal rescue. We adopted two animals and continue to support their efforts.

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Reno, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Animal Ark is north of Reno. The founders of Animal Ark has build a first class sanctuary for animals that are either endangered or cannot be returned to the wild. It is very educational and interesting. The setting is beautiful. They have a "cheetah run" several times a year that I would still like to see. It is a... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Its a nice place to go and see wild animals. It's not like a zoo in a big city but still worth checking out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The animal arch is pretty cool.I brought my family and they loved it. the animals are very cool. we all enjoyed it very much.

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Reno, Nevada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It IS a longish drive and some on dirt road but the journey is worth it. We went for my Grandson's 4th Birthday, all first time visitors a bit unsure what to expect. It is quite a complex, besides the animals, there is a playground with shaded picnic areas and demonstrations on solar and wind power. The animals were somewhat... More 

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