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Wild Animal Sanctuary

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Wonderful Day with Our Grandson

The Wild Animal Sanctuary is an amazing place that has cared for over 400 rescued animals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sanctuary is amazing

My daughter and I took a trip to Kennesburg to visit this wonderful act of humanity toward these... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denver, CO
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1946 County Road 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643-4209
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wild Animal Sanctuary is an amazing place that has cared for over 400 rescued animals. Visitors can enjoy respectfully observing these beautiful creatures from an elevated walkway that does not disturb these animals in their preserve setting.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I took a trip to Kennesburg to visit this wonderful act of humanity toward these beautiful animals. It was a super cold and windy day, but we dressed accordingly. You walk on a platform built above the ground so as not to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kim4321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place and an amazing job That they do to rescue these animals! The long term thought and card is amazing. Seeing these beautiful creatures living such a care free life is truly great!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ctwinn
Reviewed December 17, 2018

This sanctuary is as close to being in the wild that these animals will ever get !! Just fantastic!! We loved being there ! Can't say enough good things about it. The people-compassionate and caring. The animals- happy, healthy, and content. That's what it's all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Connector489222
Reviewed November 23, 2018

This is a must see as they way they have rescued these animals and the terrible stories that this animals went through are so sad , yet you look at them today and they just seem to be happy, they have huge pastures to roam...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tazman1953
Reviewed November 22, 2018

I have been here twice, traveling from Las Vegas, to see the animals. These people really DO care about these animals. Building the walkway above the animals is important. Animals don't feel threatened by visitors when they are not eye-to-eye with the visitors. I've taken...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vegasthompson
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Do you enjoy learning about Wildlife from other countries? You can enjoy watching the animals from a high vantage point above them on a very long bridge. You can marvel at their behaviors, and watch carefully seeing them interact with each other Better then the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lanacarlson47
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Seeing the animals is terrific. The facilities are nice and the walkway is the best way to see the animals. Since visiting the first time I became a member due to the work that this place is doing. Things to note: - Bring binoculars. Some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JennyandEric
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Since our son moved to Denver three years ago, we've always looked for something new to do when we visit a few times a year. TripAdvisor has never let us down and didn't this time either. The day we went to the Sanctuary, the weather...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

This is an amazing place. I can't say enough. GO! The rescued (human abuse) animals are treated kindly, well fed and well loved. The walking path above this is a great idea that keeps the animals calm. Bunnies are everywhere. It's interesting that the carnivours...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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May 28, 2018|
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Response from DenverFrequentTrav | Reviewed this property |
This is not an entertainment park or zoo. The entry fee goes to support this top-ranked for ethical management, 501c charitable organization & the charitable work this Sanctuary does to provide the care necessary for these... More
September 30, 2017|
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Response from Spiritwolf300 | Reviewed this property |
A 200-500mm lens or a 600mm lens would be the best lens for photographing the animals.
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July 7, 2017|
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Response from adamhR2514PQ | Reviewed this property |
No campgrounds in the area. It is kind of in the middle of nowhere
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Wild Animal Sanctuary, Colorado - Things to Do Along the Way (1 Replies)
Hello, We will be visiting the Wild Animal Sanctuary on a Friday mid afternoon. We'll be traveling from Lone Tree, CO. Is there anything interesting we can do for a few hours along the way to the Animal Sanctuary? We are 2 adults and 1 nine year old child. Been trying to find something along the route but haven't had any luck. Even some suggestions for a few hours in Denver, prefer outdoorsy. Thanks!
August 10, 2017|
Wild Animal Sanctuary? (0 Replies)
Has anyone ever visited the Wild Animal Sanctuary just east of Denver? If so, was it recent and was it worth the trip?
February 23, 2009|
Houston, Texas
Family activities/lodging Vail to Denver (6 Replies)
Our Texas family of 7 (1 grandparent, 2 adults, 4 kids - ages 12, 10, 5 year old twins) will be in Vail Nov 23-26. Our original plans were to stay until the 27th and then return to Denver for our Thanksgiving hockey tournament. Plans changed and we are unable to stay in the same accommodations on the 26th, so now I'm looking into options for that day before we return to Denver. What activities in that general area would you suggest? In looking online, I was considering the Pikes Peak Cog...More
November 13, 2013|
Response fromBabalax|
FYI, I called the Wild Animal Sanctuary this morning and asked when the bears go into hibernation. I was told that some already have, and most will be hibernating by Thanksgiving. So... there is still plenty to see (the lions are worth it) but you would miss out on the bear activity. Sorry.