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Animal Ark

Address: 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508
Phone Number: 775-970-3111
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Ranked #3 of 44 Attractions in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Reno, Nevada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Reno, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Not very far from downtown Reno and probably the only facility in local neighborhood. We visited on a Harvest Festival day (Oct 18th) and the animals were given their favorite treats hidden in pumpkins. Was great to see them open their gifts and enjoy the food :) A gift shop and slides for children are also good plus

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Stockton, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is an animal sanctuary northwest of downtown Reno off of Highway 395. The staff there is extremely well versed and friendly and dedicated to the well being of the animals. This is not a zoo, but an animal sanctuary where many of the inhabitants will live out their lives as they cannot survive in the wild. If you care... More

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Lake Almanor Peninsula, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We really enjoyed our day. It was wonderful to see all the animals. I would recommended anyone to got there. If you can see the cheetah's run.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is not a zoo but a sanctuary for animals with nowhere else to go. Situated on a hillside the layout is spacious with good views in addition to seeing some animals actual zoos rarely have. personal favorite were the cheetahs who were active. Best to come at opening time before heat gets to animals and you. Many smiles and... More

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daly city, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Be sure to plan your visit at this place when they feed the bears. You get to see up close what and how the bear eats it's food. Besides the bears, there are many animals and birds that are in well kept cages and pens. This is a self guided animal farm and it's worth the price of admission which... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We arrived in the morning just in time to watch the 10:30 bear feeding, which I highly recommend if at all possible. The animals are fairly active when it is cool, but they obviously head for cooler areas as the temperatures rise. At each enclosure, is the name given to the critter, as well as the reason for being rescued.... More

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Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Animals are well fed and very content. The ark is about saving lives and not just keeping animals. Jessica helped us with a cart when my COPD got in the way of going uphill on the trails. Great prices in gift shop.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place is an asset to Reno, saving lives of various animals. The animals look like they are kept in clean "homes" and are fed well. I would recommend this for any age group...it's a good learning opportunity.

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Top Contributor
810 reviews 810 reviews
260 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is in the high desert, altitude 6000 feet (Reno is 4500'), about 30 minutes from downtown Sparks. It is a wildlife sanctuary that shelters animals who would not be able to survive in the wild. We saw jaguars, cheetahs, mountain lions, bobcats, badgers,wolf, foxes, Canada lynx, various types of owls, hawks, and bears. The best part was the bear... More

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