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Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

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615 E 2nd St, Red Lodge, MT 59068-9281
+1 406-446-1133
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Excellent little sanctuary

Great little place to visit with the kiddos. It's pretty small, but you have to realize these... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tessa F
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Not Impressed

I gave it two stars because they are trying to help the animals that would otherwise be dead, but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jacob L
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Cody, Wyoming
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Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary provides lifelong sanctuary to non-releasable native Montana wildlife while sharing a message of conservation and education. We care for over 40 animals and birds including mountain lion, black bears, bison, elk, bobcat, fox, coyote, porcupines, hawks, owls and many more. The sanctuary offers visitors an unparalleled chance to learn about native Montana wildlife by observing them at close range, educational tours, and through interpretive displays. Come experience wild Montana!
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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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615 E 2nd St, Red Lodge, MT 59068-9281
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+1 406-446-1133
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place to visit with the kiddos. It's pretty small, but you have to realize these animals are rescues. This is not a zoo and it relies on donations, benefits and passes to take care of the animals. Staff has done an excellent job...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I gave it two stars because they are trying to help the animals that would otherwise be dead, but it falls short of providing “natural” habitats. It takes no more than 10 minutes to walk around the facility (15 if you read all the signage),...More

2  Thank Jacob L
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Jenny V, Administrative Assistant at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our apologies that you did not have a satisfactory experience at the sanctuary. Unfortunately, we have had to place two animals off display due to habitat construction in order to build a larger wolf habitat. The rest of our wild residents, currently 29 of them,...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Took a day off from skiing and was given the recommendation to visit the sanctuary and we were not disappointed! This sanctuary houses animals that can not be rehabilitated to live in the wild, but they are still definitely wild! Nigel and Gary gave us...More

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Jenny V, Administrative Assistant at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your tour and we hope you get to visit us again in the near future.

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

We visited here with my children during a trip to Red Lodge. They care for animals that are unable to be released in to the wild (either due to injury, or misguided people attempting to keep them as pets). My children really enjoyed the coyote...More

1  Thank Lisamarie1138
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Jenny V, Administrative Assistant at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you so much for the review, we hope you and your family will visit again!

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Stopped here on the way out of Red Lodge. This place is for animals that can not be released into the wild. It is kept very clean and the staff were very pleasant. There was a good variety of animals, birds, buffalo, wolves, bears, etc....More

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

Nice place for families with children. Small facility. I support saving animals that can not be returned to the wild, but I think the bear enclosure was too small. We talked with the person at the desk and she said the cages were larger than...More

1  Thank gwen h
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

This place was so clean and the animals all looked well after and happy. The bears, wolf and fox were my favorites but all the animals were great to see. Its not a zoo all these are animals that could not go back into the...More

Thank Trace2367
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Clarifying the title above as some reviews note it's a "disappointing zoo". It's a local nonprofit wildlife sanctuary that is open to public. The wildlife is either injured or sadly, domesticated by people who felt they should have a Wolf or Lynx, etc. Therefore, they...More

3  Thank FortLauderdaleGal
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We took our 5 year old twin boys and we all enjoyed seeing and learning about the animals. Well kept facility and nice staff.

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

They have quite a few animals for such a small place so I think they've done pretty good....and as with some other places sometimes the critters don't come out of the shadows but neither would you on a scorching day

Thank Shane O
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j0sauvageau
January 19, 2018|
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October 26, 2017|
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Response from FortLauderdaleGal | Reviewed this property |
You may want to call the Wildlife Sanctuary directly. If they don't, perhaps they will have a resource to help.
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April 9, 2015|
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Response from Judy C | Reviewed this property |
I believe the fees were $7.00 for adults. Their website might have more information but I believe they do have an annual pass that is available. It would probably not be cost effective unless you lived close to the area... More
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