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Lakota Wolf Preserve

Address: 89 Mount Pleasant Road, Columbia, NJ 07832
Phone Number: 877-SEE-WOLF
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

What an amazing place. You are walking down a path; one of the owners starts to call out their names and suddenly 16 wolves are howling all at once and you are in the middle of it. We learned so much and really, when do you ever get a chance to be 10 feet away from a wolf? Don't forget... More 

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burlington, NJ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
66 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Whether you are a wolf enthusiast or a wildlife photographer, you will definitely enjoy this experience. The owners truly ensure that you get to learn a lot about their wolf packs and that you get a nice, up close view of their wildlife. Beautiful location, lovely experience.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had the pleasure of visiting the Lakota Wolf Preserve on a photography tour. Jim Stein and Becky Mace own and operate this largest wolf preserve in the Northeast. In addition to Timber, Arctic and British Columbia wolves, they also have foxes and bobcats to view and photograph. Jim Stein's own excellent wolf photos were a real inspiration. A bonus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The wolves are plentiful and come close enough to see. As mentioned in countless other reviews, Jim and Becky are devoted stewards who are the icing on the cake. We will definitely be back, hopefully to camp and hear the wolves howl overnight.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you are interested in wildlife conservation and preservation this is the place to go - for all ages. The preserve is run by a dedicated and devoted couple who truly care about these animals. In addition to viewing and learning about the wolves that live on the premises, there is also a pair of bobcats and a pair of... More 

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USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The Lakota Wolf Preserve is in a campground. The campground gets part of the admission fee since the curators do not own the land. There are busses to transport you back to the preserve, or you can walk. There are 4 large fenced areas, that you can only see part of, which enclose the wolves. The wolves come in because... More 

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New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

For years, my family and I had heard about Lakota Wolf Preserve so we decided to venture up to check it out. What a delight! The couple who run the preserve are passionate about what they do. The talk was informative and there are many opportunities to ask questions and take pictures. They also have an excellent session on bobcats... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is run by a couple who really care about conservation and love the wolves-informative, breathtaking animals, just plain cool!!!

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We drove out from New York City to visit Lakota. It's an easy 1.5 hour drive. Jim did an excellent job of explaining wolf behavior and the animals were gorgeous, as you'd expect. His wife Becky showed us the foxes and bobcats. Answered our many questions. If you love wildlife, go. I would also highly recommend that you take children... More 

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New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went on a weekday morning and had a small group of about ten people so we had no problem seeing the wolves. The talk was informative and it was really eerie listening to the wolves howl. We also got to see and learn about bobcats and foxes. The only thing I would say about the tour is that it... More 

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