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“Great experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary

St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary
2757 Saint Beulah Chapel Road, Montgomery, TX 77316
(936) 597-9653
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Montgomery
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Montgomery, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This was a very interesting afternoon. If your looking for a hands on experience this is the place to go. Very informative and just a all around good time.

Visited December 2012
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Montgomery, Texas, United States
2 reviews
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“A Very Nice Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Our family and friends went to this beautiful sanctuary when our guest from Russia was looking up free things to do in Montgomery. It was a minimum donation (you don't find this anymore) to get in and was time well spent. We had a guide who did a very thorough explanation on the wolves, where they came from, how they are cared for, including names, ages, sex, personalities, how they came to be there, and much more information. Our children loved watching them and being able to actually pet two of them. They did have a small gift store and plans for a larger building to be built when the funds are there. It is a very well run establishment and I would encourage anyone to take a trip to see it. The volunteers are very knowledgeable, kind, considerate and caring.

Visited June 2013
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“This a great cause run by nice people.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This a great cause run by nice people. We took the kids and visted I think in May.

This a great cause run by nice people. We took the kids and visted I think in May.

Visited May 2013
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“We attended their Open Day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I'm not sure how things work if you go for a guided tour as we attended their Open Day which was designed to let people learn of their wonderful work. The sanctuary is very clean and well maintained. The animals are beautiful, well cared for and loved. The staff and volunteers are all dedicated to the sanctuary's mission.
The plaques and signs in front of the pens make it easy to learn about the animals that are there and help you understand the differences between wolves, wolf dogs and dogs. All of the "residents" were visible and several were walked around on a a leash.
I think this would be a great learning experience for any group looking to take a field trip, especially a school class ,the boy or girl scouts, or an adult group. Special arrangements would need to be made before hand. Admission was a requested donation of $5 for adults and $2 for children (this was for the Open Day). It was a small amount to pay towards helping fun their great work.

Visited October 2013
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“Just Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

First, what I liked. They let you pet the wolves at the end of the "talk". The wolves are awesome and to be able to pet them was a great experience. What I didn't like- the "tour" was not a tour at all. It was just a talk from the lady who owned the place and although the talk was nice (she told stories of how the wolves changes people's lives, etc), it was not a tour. It was random and there was not anything I learned about the wolves. The wolves were in large cages but we were not allowed to walk by each one. We were just behind the fence looking at them while she talked. It would of been nice if she walked us by the cages and talked briefly about a few of them and the stories or history of wolves. Then, we would learn something we didn't know about wolves at the end of the tour but no, we didn't. So overall, it was strange. They had a small, dark, gift shop that was half opened. The other half had old boxes and seemed damaged. They had t shirts, magnets, one style of plush wolf, and a few bags (i assumed cause I bought the last bag .. it was the thin kind of tote you buy for 2 dollars). I paid more but it's ok, it's for charity and it did have a picture saying wolf sanctuary. Oh and you can give them what you can .. they do ask for 5 dollar a person but give what you can. They have donation boxes where she gave the talk. Just put it in there.

Visited September 2013
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