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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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Beautiful Vista Views and Amazing Animals - Black Bear, Cheetah, Jaguar, Artic Fox and More

We could have watched the black bear for a long time; such a beautiful animal. But then there is the cheetah and jaguar, that are simply stunning to see. The Artic Fox was so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Fremont, California
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2,506 reviews 2,506 reviews
1,550 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We could have watched the black bear for a long time; such a beautiful animal. But then there is the cheetah and jaguar, that are simply stunning to see. The Artic Fox was so cute and charming. The coyotes were fun to watch. There are more animals and all were amazing. The setting is also wonderful. It is about a... More 

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reno nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Animal Ark is a wonderful place to visit. Many trails to walk around way out in the Nevada desert, and a fun place to spend a few hours. The bad part is the drive out from Reno. Very dangerous one lane each way road, narrow and you must be very careful driving on this roadway. It is not something... More 

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Richmond, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

From my first call to make sure about the hours for the day, I was so impressed with the very polite and nice stuff at ANIMAL ARK! We use to come to Reno, NV at least twice a year, but just recently found out about this place, so this trip was especially to visit it! It is about 40 minutes... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

In no way am i affiliated with Animal Arc. But i would like to let you know that i have been there. If you talked with the owners or volunteers there you would notice that. These animals have no where else to go. They take these injured animals in to take care of because they can never be released into... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I stopped by with my wife hoping to enjoy a nice visit to wild animals, but what we found was really depressing looking at these animals in reduced size cages and exhausted by the heat and thirsty because not enough water was available. Most of these animals were stoned looking at the horizon, hopeless. My wife is an animal lover... More 

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

Hi Mario, Although we welcome positive or negative feedback on our wildlife sanctuary, we are somewhat baffled by your review. Animal Ark takes pride in its large natural enclosures with plenty of room for the animals to get away from the crowds if need be. As to water we always have full water dishes, sometimes more than one per animal.... More 

Reno, Nevada, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been here a few times over the years, growing up in Reno. It is slightly different every time, possibly because I am in a different spot in my life each time :) . This last visit was with my husband and kids. The animals seem to be well cared for and displayed to make it comfortable for the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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