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Address: 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508
Phone Number: 775-970-3111
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Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Surprisingly uplifting

I wasn't expecting to leave feeling good about animals being caged, but thanks to a well run program and informative signage, I did. The animals were very active at 3:30pm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I wasn't expecting to leave feeling good about animals being caged, but thanks to a well run program and informative signage, I did. The animals were very active at 3:30pm. Closing time and presumably final animal feeding come at 4:30. A well spent $10 and one hour of our time. The gift shop was good as well. The terrain is... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was well off the beaten track...a wonderful quiet place for animals who have been rescued and would not be able to survive on their own. The volunteers that work here truly love the animals. I've never been able to view animals up so close! Great place for animal lovers. Golf cart available for those who have trouble walking up... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were visiting Tahoe and decided to see a few Reno attractions before heading home to Florida. This was a long drive out for us, but a nice facility. We got to see the bear feeding and cheetah run. We thought some of the cages were a bit small for the animals, but otherwise, the animals seemed well taken care... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great for kids. An easy half-hour drive North of Reno/Sparks and almost on another planet. Plenty of walking so the kids get rid of that extra energy - or golf carts available for riding. Wear a hat, comfortable shoes and carry water. Animal displays/compounds and bear-feeding were all engaging - not just sleepy animals hiding in corners. Kids and adults... More 

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've been interested in visiting Animal Ark and I'm glad I finally made a point to go. I thought that it was very well run and my impression of the people working there was that they were very dedicated to the welfare of the animals which all were the result of rescue. LG (Eli) the bear that was rescued off... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I recently visited animal Ark for the first time with my son, daughter in law and grandchildren. We are going back. The enclosures are well kept, clean and spacious. The animals are obviously healthy and have shade, sun and room to roam. Sadly, when we visited the tiger and wolf had just died due to some bad food that had... More 

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Reno, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Animal Ark is a well regarded non-profit wild animal rescue facility. They take wild animals which, for various reasons, cannot be returned to the wild, and provide them with lifetime care. The facility is very clean and well laid out. Animals have large enclosures which attempt to approximate some of their original habitat. They have many local animals as well... More 

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Ashland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Personally, I don't feel the animals have enough space. They seem depressed. Just my opinion. I wouldn't go again. A lot of the exhibits were empty. I understand that the Ark is to be a permanent home for animals that will not survive on their own, I just feel that they need more.

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

When I heard "Zoo" I think of elephants, giraffes and sea lions but instead, this place has regional animals on display. There were a few random animals like a jaguar and tortoise but otherwise it was great to see a "zoo" that features local animals. My favorite was the mountain lion which walked back and forth right up against the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This park only keeps animals who are being rehabilitated, who have been rescued, or can not be released into the wild. I have taken many school classes to this park and they have always been very professional and have given us a very good tour. Yes, it is located a distance from Reno, but the drive is worth it.

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Address: 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508
Phone Number: 775-970-3111
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno

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