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Acadia Zoo-Kisma Preserve

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Address: 446 Bar Harbor Rd, (Rte. 3), Trenton, ME 04605-5808
Phone Number: +1 207-667-3244
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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 bubblesReviewed August 2, 2015
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Ocala, Florida
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Penobscot, Maine
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My mother had a reservation set up for a tour as my son's 7th birthday gift. We arrived in a thunderstorm; sheets of rain coming down. We decided to call the preserve from our car (rather than get out in the pouring rain and lightening) to ask about the possibility of rescheduling for a day with better weather. The woman... More 

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7 Thank Meghan B
Sedgwick, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Had reservations, arrived in POURING rain, parked right next to my daughter and her family who were waiting to meet me. (The visit was for my grandson's 7th birthday.) I called my daughter (that's how hard it was raining) asked if I should try to re-schedule. She said, yes, and I said I would go in. My daughter said, no... More 

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5 Thank Cindy R
Northern Michigan
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

THIS IS NOT A ZOO! It may have been at one time, but don't go in expecting it to be one. This is a PRESERVE for animals from homes that tried to domesticate them. We paid $100 each (steep, but it all goes to the animals!) for a private, VIP tour (although it was not guaranteed private, we were the... More 

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1 Thank Pj B
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Very nice Really nice place to visit I loved that they explained where each animal came from. An for 15$ xtra we got to hang with a real wolf puo

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Thank laurie t
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Run down, sketchy, hard to trust their motives. Living on a shoe string. Unskilled workers with zero wildlife experience.

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2 Thank Diane N
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 Thank Matthew L
Brunswick, Maine
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199 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 Thank lesearda
Charlottesville, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 Thank Tom G
Ocala, Florida
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185 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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