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Animal Ark

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Address: 1265 Deerlodge Rd, Reno, NV 89508-7347
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+1 775-970-3111

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Wonderful, friendly place.

We absolutely loved it here. We lucked out on the day we went and got to see Lily, their new tiger cub. So cute. It was very muddy and quite windy so wear boots and dress in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Elko, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very limited group of animals, but, a nice activity for families. No crowds, easy to get around. Gold carts available for those who can't make the walk.

Thank susanpU956FZ
Elko, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved it here. We lucked out on the day we went and got to see Lily, their new tiger cub. So cute. It was very muddy and quite windy so wear boots and dress in layers. Staff was super friendly and helpful. So glad we made the trip!

Thank Lala1275
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience with the family. You can get so close to the animals and really feel up close to cheetahs, wolves, mountain lions, and foxes. There are super friendly, knowledgeable workers ready to share the stories of all the rescue animals.

Thank pmphilli
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This place is great for kids. Really cool work they do and amazing animals. Way better than a zoo since they rescue animals.

1 Thank Peter F
Susanville, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We enjoy visiting the Animal Ark, and also hearing from them in newsletters. We are animal lovers and glad to know that folks still provide this type of shelter and care.

Thank X1037INpamelag
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36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

They were closed when we went out there. The drive is long and the web site didn't have any dates for being closed. Lots of people working there but still closed.

3 Thank Robert T
Aaron H, Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

Hi Robert, sorry you made the drive to find we were closed :-) We are seasonal (April - October) because of the sometimes heavy winters and road conditions here. Although all of our media including our web-site, has our hours of operation the Google Map site says we are open. We have been unable to get them to change it.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

My fiancée and I came based previous reviews. I love animals and was surprised to see they were open on Friday and Saturday after thanksgiving. It was not too far and way better than going to the mall. Loved the animals, their stories and the caretakers were wonderful. They took the time to explain the animals stories of how they... More 

1 Thank Karla A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Came just in time to see the bears. Go when they open to see feeding. Went the last week of the season before closing. Animals were active and great to see. Short trail walk around the park and jack rabbits bouncing around catching the eye of the caged animals. Good visit!

Thank LMF510
Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

this is a really cool little "zoo" where they take in abandoned animals - the big draw is the special event cheetah run - they've now proven that wild animals digest their meals better if they have to exercise for it - so they put the meals on a pulley system and let the cheetahs boogie after it - amazingly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

As a huge animal fan, I love seeing animals whenever I can, but zoos make me a little sad as the animals probably do not like being so confined. I read that this place keeps animals in natural habitats along a mile or so hike to view. I was hopefully they would have space to wander freely, so I went... More 

1 Thank Nicole A

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