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Animal Ark

1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508
775-970-3111
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Ranked #3 of 68 attractions in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome!! Watching the bear at feeding time was a fun experience. The people at the park, care and respect these animals. The place is extremely well kept and modern. They even provided golf carts for those who need assistance getting around. What more could you ask for. donatations or sponsoring the individual animals is a great way... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I went to this animal sanctuary with family. This is a lovely wildlife facility with many species to view, The enclosures have appropriate landscaping and some have items to entertain the animals... though we all would wish such facilities could provide more space for each animal. We got to see the bear playing with his tether ball... batting it around.... More

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Covington, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is a hidden gem on the outskirts of Reno. It's about 30 minutes from downtown, and we went as an afterthought. Wow. It was such a wonderful place, it ended up being the highlight of our trip! As an animal lover, I have a problem with zoos and animals in captivity. This is not that. These animals would otherwise... More

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Fremont, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

It's worth the 35 minute drive north of Reno to visit Animal Ark. It's a scenic drive. The bear feeding and teather ball playing alone is worth the trip. Also enjoyed the jaguars and other large cats.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was a wonderful day excursion. It takes about 35 minutes to get there but it's well worth the drive. The park has many interesting animals and each enclosure explains why the animal is there and specifics on the animal. What makes this an even better than average park is the knowledgeable staff that walk around the facility and answer... More

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Reno, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The animal ark is located about 20min out of RENO it is a fairly long drive but if you are an animal lover it is well worth it the price is very reasonable and your money goes towards a good cause its a win win for everyone because you get to see animals and birds and all kind of wildlife... More

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Valley Springs, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

From barn owls to white wolves and mountain lions, rescued animals are sheltered in this remote but accessible sanctuary. The guide map provides a self-guided tour and basic information about the facility, and signs at each enclosure tell the life story of resident animals. The many children there the day we visited thoroughly enjoyed watching the bear feeding, which was... More

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Willows, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We really liked how the sanctuary was set up blending into, and using the features of the landscape. The animals looked well taken care of, and each of them had a plaque in the viewing area of their living quarters telling about them, including their story of how the came to reside at the Ark. A lot of the animals... More

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Reno, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A bit of a drive but worth every minute, a great setting with a lot of the animals in their natural habitat. Very educational.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Although it's far out of town(11 miles from Stead exit off 395 North), it's a large park with lots of animals, each of which has a nice large area to run around in. There are lots of cats(lynx, cheetah, mountain lion), and some smaller ones(turtles, birds). We were lucky to catch the bear feeding and it was fun to watch... More

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