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Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Not your typical zoo.

A very small but well cared for group of animals on display to the public all represent animals... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sherman Oaks
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Compact zoo with a purpose

We went with our kids over the long holiday weekend. It is a small facility (the parts that are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim L
Irvine, California
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The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a rehabilitation facility offering injured, orphaned and imprinted wild animals a safe haven; temporarily while they heal or permanently as they are unable to survive on their own.We are extremely proud that 90% of all the...more
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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very small but well cared for group of animals on display to the public all represent animals saved by this zoo that could not, for various reasons be returned to the wild. Behind the scenes this group’s focus is rehabilitation of sick or wounded...More

Thank Dianeinla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our kids over the long holiday weekend. It is a small facility (the parts that are open to the public), but worth a visit to see a variety of animals. Also, since this zoo is a rehabilitation facility for injured animals, it's...More

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a treasure for those of us who wonder where that Bear caught in Los Angeles went, or that injured eagle, or the blind snow leopards. Big Near Alpine Zoo is a home for those animals who have some reason...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to see animals that have been found and rehabilitated. Small zoo. It is in the process of being enlarged.

Thank lois f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to park. Entrance not expansive. Animals are from this aera Eagles, bears, wolfs, fox, raggoon, birds, owls, bobcats. You can go one hour and half.

Thank JPP91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been to the Alpine Zoo multiple times over the years. More of a rehabilitation center for animals than your conventional zoo but still always worth the visit. The keepers are amazing and always willing to answer questions. Make sure to see the daily animal...More

Thank ksjr2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So happy these people are saving animals that would otherwise be euthanized. We learned a lot and got to see animals that are not common- coyotes, grizzly bears, snow leopards. Everyone was friendly. A nice stop.

Thank MaggieSam11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little zoo which is attached to an animal rescue and rehab center. Highly recommended. Staff was very friendly, too. Great if you’re looking for sth to do in half a day.

Thank McAJ42
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed it mainly because it is billed as a rescue and rehabilitation zoo The employees were friendly and knowledgeable and helpful. It only took about an hour to see everything and it is a must-see for families with children

Thank umpirebill
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The zoo is a short drive from the Village. Parking is available along the street. Entrance fee is minimal, active duty military receive a discount. Not crowded the two times I have been there, able to see all of the animals up close. My favorite...More

Thank Lisa P
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Danielle B
October 16, 2018|
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Response from Alissa N | Reviewed this property |
It’s a small zoo. We spent a few hours by making it to each animal demonstration (which I recommend by the way) but if you are just walking around and looking then I’d say 1-1.5 hours.
Patricia M
July 6, 2018|
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Adults (ages 11-up) $12.00 Seniors (age 60+) $9.00 Children (ages 3-10) $9.00 Children (2 –under) Free
May 16, 2018|
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Response from roadtripusa2017 | Reviewed this property |
No not unless its a certified ADA dog