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California Wolf Center

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Informative and fun

We took the Saturday morning guided tour of the California Wolf Center as part of a day trip tour... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Diane B M
Charleston, South Carolina
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Awesome Educational Experience

We decided to grab the deal on Groupon for the membership. My kids and husband love wolves. It is... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Maria E
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Behind the KQ Campground on Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0030
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We took the Saturday morning guided tour of the California Wolf Center as part of a day trip tour from San Diego. The center carefully manages its human visitors so we minimally disturb the wolves. After a brief orientation about gray wolves and a particular...More

Thank Diane B M
Reviewed May 3, 2018

We decided to grab the deal on Groupon for the membership. My kids and husband love wolves. It is a short drive to Julian from San Diego. They have specified instructions on how to handle the parking and it was nice to know ahead of...More

2  Thank Maria E
Reviewed April 29, 2018

If you're looking to learn about the history of wolves in this area and what's being done conservation wise, this is a great place to visit. The guides were very knowledgeable and informative. They also have an introduction slide and video show to give visitors...More

1  Thank Joanne W
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We chose the wolf pack tour. We had a short, educational and entertaining presentation prior to going out to see the wolves. That meant we had a much better idea of why the wolves are shy and why they needed to be helped to get...More

2  Thank Larcabout R
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

What’s to go to this place for ages. About an 1 1/2 hours from San Diego. Winding roads then you meet an escort who takes you on a dirt road to the center. It’s a bit rocky! You have a talk about their mission of...More

Thank Cara C
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Booked the tour using groupon and visited on a Saturday morning in January 2018. Recommend eating prior to arrival, there is nothing to eat on location. There is a great place to eat called the Descanso Junction,, just off exit 40 on highway 79, (hours...More

8  Thank montecarlo5542
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Very knowledgeable, pleasant and friendly personnel who were readily available to all guests. Good directions for locating sanctuary. Highly recommend. Would return with others to enjoy the experience.

1  Thank 746lynng
Reviewed November 8, 2017

It was a really interesting presentation and experience. This group is doing so much to save the Mexican Gray Wolf and to help "wolf" efforts in N. America. You don't get to see all the wolves- but the goal is to keep the wolves wild...More

Thank staceyp87
Reviewed September 27, 2017

The focus at this CA Wolf Center is on conservation efforts to strengthen the genetic gene pool of the Mexican Gray Wolf and facilitate its return to natural habitats. The dedication of the people at this center is extraordinary. Our tour guide, John is very...More

Thank Sue V
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

I love what the California wolf center does. The work they do is invaluable, and I am happy to support them. However, we were pretty disappointed with the tour. The drive out from Carlsbad was beautiful, but definitely plan well enough in advance to get...More

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December 3, 2017|
Response from ReiseB | Reviewed this property |
Oh man! I just saw this question. Obviously way too late, but yes, it's all behind a fence and you have to be lucky to catch the sight of a wolf actually. They told us they keep them 'not used' to people, because they want... More
Cheryle P
June 11, 2017|
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Response from a10com | Reviewed this property |
You have to book in advance.
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April 16, 2016|
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Response from MaryAnnLens | Reviewed this property |
I bought a year membership with a groupon. I think general admission is $20 and very well worth it!