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Acadia Zoo-Kisma Preserve

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Address: 446 Bar Harbor Rd., (Rte. 3), Trenton, ME 04660
Phone Number: 207-667-3244
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Small Road-Side Zoo attraction.

Small, informal little roadside zoo that is a tourist stop. The on-site "guide", Charles - is very knowledgeable & personable & that made ALL the difference. "Encounters" with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Muncha_Ocala
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Ocala, Florida
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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I will say right up front that I did not visit this place. However, allowing the public to feed wild animals is not educational in any way, which is what this place promotes. Animals on concrete is neglect because you are not providing them with what they need and deserve. Human interaction, especially from the general public, is not preserving... More 

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1 Thank michelle s
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We were looking for something to do on a rainy day in Bar Harbor. We happened to see the sign for the Kisma preserve and we are so happy we stopped by. It was just myself and my girlfriend that went and the fees were very reasonable. $12 each and then a little more allowed us to play with the... More 

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1 Thank Matthew L
Brunswick, Maine
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197 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

It was a dreary, foggy day in Stonington and we needed something to do. We found this place on TripAdvisor and it was the best afternoon in a while. This preserve is a labor of love and totally depends on donations and admission fees for support. The animals here would have been euthanized if this facility did not take them... More 

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3 Thank SSSNES
Oak Park, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

I agree that Kisma Preserve is not a zoo but it is still a great experience. The work this place does to rescue animals is amazing. We received a private tour and our guide a volunteer was excellent. It is so clear the amount of love this animals receive! Can't say enough positive things about the Kisma Preserve!

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1 Thank lesearda
Charlottesville, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is not a zoo. This is a place where caring people sacrifice themselves and scrape by to give unwanted or injured animals a means of existence. You are not going to see a whole slew of animals, but you are going to hear some great stories from Charles about how the animals came to be at the preserve, and... More 

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1 Thank Tom G
Ocala, Florida
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Small, informal little roadside zoo that is a tourist stop. The on-site "guide", Charles - is very knowledgeable & personable & that made ALL the difference. "Encounters" with some animals were way too pricey for my little group of 4, however, I did see a family of 3 have a Wolf Encounter that was right in the enclosure & Very... More 

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2 Thank Muncha_Ocala
Dexter, Maine
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I was looking for sometime to do with my boyfriends folks when they were visiting here from Florida so I happened to see this listed near Bar Harbor and the pictures showed that there were many interesting animals to see at this attraction.....we paid $40.00 for four people and BOY...were we disappointed as heck when we were actually lead to... More 

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5 Thank bonnie m
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Well first it looks like it's closed and then going in it was very odd and uncomfortable. The animals that they had were nice and the staff were very knowledgeable. It took about 30 min to go through and for 40 bucks for the four of us I was a little under whelmed. I hope they get their remodels done... More 

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1 Thank Cory T
North Pole, Alaska
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

People think they can come in and wander around by themselves but that is not the case due to safety reasons and because of PETA supporters who believe animals are better off dead than in captivity and people have fed poisoned donuts containing antifreeze to kill the animals at the preserve. Also when the petting area was here people frequently... More 

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1 Thank Morris D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Yesterday was one of the best animal experiences I've ever had. My husband and I were able to pet a wolf... He even licked our faces! We met a bear named Flipper and fed him thru his fence. It was amazing to see these massive animals up close. The Kisma Preserve is a place that takes in wild animals that... More 

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