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“Moksha and Doc and Butch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wild Things

Wild Things
400 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908
831-455-1901
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Ranked #7 of 21 things to do in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Take a Walk on the Wild Side! Visit Wild Things exotic animal facility and see a collection of over 100 animals.
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“Moksha and Doc and Butch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

All the animals are stars but the 3 above know it!! They are darling and the tour is informative if you are lucky enough to get Fred or Amber. Also don't miss feeding the elephants at the end.. How often would you get to do that for 5.00???

Visited November 2013
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Folsom, California, United States
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“Hidden Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This place is great fun. It's a small property with lots of great animals to see. They give a tour at 1pm each day. The tour lasts about an hour. You can pay an additional fee to hand feed the elephants at the end of the tour and I would highly recommend it. They are in the process of expanding the property and becoming an actual zoo.

Visited November 2013
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Salinas, California
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“Great place to take children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The animals are very well cared for and some are extremely friendly. The owners take great pride in their refuge and enjoy sharing it with school groups, families and visitors.
They put on various events and the overnight stay is a wonderful close up experience.
Do take children there, where it is not a zoo atmosphere, but rather a refuge for wild
animals to learn about and see up close.

Visited April 2013
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Tenerife, Spain
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6 attraction reviews
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“Great Day Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Hi this is not a zoo, yes it does have wild animals, tigers , monkeys , elephants Lions, and off spring from the above. but they are in some cases animals that were used in the film industry and are now retired or just living their lives out with a fantastic set up that realy care for them.

this gives you the opportunity have having a tour and your group leeader telling you all about the animals and how it all came about The Ranch.

We thought it was excellent value for money and for a little cost more get to feed the elephants which was a blast for my wife.

Go you will not be disappointed, something different

Visited October 2012
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Salinas, California
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“Amazing upclose experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We always take out visitors to Wild Things. Informative, clean, organized, profession guides an all around positive experience. If you are fortunate to have the owner, Charlie, as a guide you are in for a special treat. His relationship with these animals is like nothing I have ever seen. Feed the elephants, stay at the on property 'Bed and Breakfast', travel beautiful River Road enjoy Steinbeck country.

Visited October 2012
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