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Address: 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM
Phone Number: 505-281-7655
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Description: A wildlife preserve and "enhanced zoo" located just 20 minutes from...
A wildlife preserve and "enhanced zoo" located just 20 minutes from Albuquerque, New Mexico in nearby Edgewood. Conveniently located near Interstate 40 and Route 66. Wildlife West Nature Park provides a very special look into the animals and plants that are part of the ecosystems of New Mexico and the Southwestern United States. All the birds and animals at Wildlife West Nature Park are non-releasable, keeping with our philosophy of bringing education to the public without harming ecological balances in other parts of the region. Our habitats are designed to provide the best possible combination of viewing opportunities and harmonious living for our residents, and our animal enrichment programs ensure that our animals are both physically and mentally healthy.
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It's a Nature Park, Not a Zoo

I've been here before, but not for a while. My college-aged daughter and I decided to go here the other afternoon. It was during the week, so it was quiet, which was very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Barbara L
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've been here before, but not for a while. My college-aged daughter and I decided to go here the other afternoon. It was during the week, so it was quiet, which was very nice. Some of the animals were sleeping, but some were up and about. Even though they've started calling this a zoo (probably to get more visitors), it... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wow, Hate to say it but I have lived 30 miles from this place without ever knowing about it. Groupon ran a special for it so we packed up the 3 kids and went to explore. First, this is a privately funded experience run with volunteers. No maids and clean up staff, no one to pick up your trash or... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We saw signs for this wildlife park on I-40 and decided to fit it into our visit with friends. We went during a snow storm on January 2. Good timing right? The snow stopped by the time we got to the park but it was covered in snow. We were the only people there (of course), although quite a few... More 

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Peralta, New Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The critters are in enclosures that give them security but visitors are able to see them. You are allowed to walk the area according to nice laid out trails at your own pace. This is a nature park and you will see a large amount of "nature". Well worth the trip especially if you have children.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I attended a blacksmith competition at the the park with a friend and neither one of us had ever visited the Nature Park even though we live in Albuquerque, so perfect opportunity on a warm breezy late October Sunday, the 26th. I will be returning and want to try the chuck wagon supper in the summer. My friend and I... More 

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Mountainair, New Mexico, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Cross another one off my bucket list. Have wanted to go to the park and the chuck wagon BBQ for a couple of years now. Unfortunately, it was too hot to see any of the animals as they were smarter than me and were hiding in the shade. This is a good thing the owners are doing. The Raptor show... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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255 reviews 255 reviews
45 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Really neat way to see animals native to New Mexico. We arrived right after opening and were the only people in the park for the first hour.

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Washington DC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is and interesting half hour drive east of Albuquerque, through the mountains. The facility is basically a repository for various permanently injured ex-wild animals or captive born animals that cannot be rereleased. The facilities are well maintained an reasonably human to very good, all things considering. The views of the surrounding country and the semi-wild footpaths are also well... More 

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Tijeras, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just returned from the Music Festival. Can't rave enough about the high quality entertainment. This team (who call themselves volunteers) really know how to select top-notch entertainers! A star-studded week end like this should have been priced at $200, and not at the meager $35 that I paid at the door! I do hope that this venue continues to exist... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
61 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I am an animal lover and am always looking for places to go that has animals! They had several owls, hawks, ravens, cougar, elk, wolves, and coyotes. The cougar seemed very friendly behind the glass and even came up to to us and rubbed against the glass and laid down in front of the glass and we got a nice... More 

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