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Animal Ark

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My wife and I had heard very little about this site but on a couple of trips while driving north... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This is a terrific rescue animal preserve. You will see many exotic animals and some not so exotic... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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1265 Deerlodge Rd, Reno, NV 89508-7347
+1 775-970-3111
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had heard very little about this site but on a couple of trips while driving north out of Reno on 395. we had seen a sign with its curious name indicating an exit ramp. Even more curious is that there is...More

1  Thank AVLocal2013
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a terrific rescue animal preserve. You will see many exotic animals and some not so exotic who have been rescued here. None of these animals would make it in the wild. The people who take of them are truly special. It may seem...More

Thank gonefishing85
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This place was one of the nicest animal rescue refuges's that we have ever visited. All the volunteers were so educated and willing to answer your questions. Every single animal there has a story and you have the opportunity to read each and every one....More

1  Thank valle910
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The animals are well cared for with a lot of information about each animal's rescue and the general information about the breed. Got there just as they were feeding one of the bears. That is worth timing your visit for!!!! He was such a delight,...More

Thank Marylin L
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to stop and see all the animals they have rescued. Each animal has a quick discription and how they acquired it. The bear feeding was nice to watch and to hear the staff talk about how the bear got to...More

Thank ssilentbob786
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I really had little to no use for Reno and mostly stayed there as to experience the Tahoe area. We came to the Animal Ark for part of a day and loved it. Hard to believe this is located within the city limits, as it...More

1  Thank CMM727
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Thank you to the people responsible for maintaining this wonderful place and caring for these critters. It is so fun to see the variety of animals and to know that they're being cared for. It's a really really neat place and someplace every kid should...More

5  Thank NaunieG
Reviewed June 18, 2018

For a break from the slot machines in Reno, this is a very fun, interesting, and informative trip. Visit in the morning before 10:30, to see the bears being fed. Then, on to the jaguar, lynx, and various other rescue animals. Volunteers along the mile...More

7  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed June 18, 2018

our daughter took us here cause we love animals and what a super experience we had. the exotic cats, jaguars, lynx, tigers, cheetahs just to name a few.the bear feeding was very entertaining. i recommend all ages to visit this place

5  Thank Sumair D
Reviewed May 29, 2018

My four year old daughter loved Animal Ark! It was a bit cold, so not all of the animals were out, yet some thrived in the chilly afternoon. Even though it was a holiday weekend, it was not overly crowded at all. Great interaction with...More

5  Thank 98kristyr
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Paige R
December 22, 2017|
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Response from tahoegngr | Reviewed this property |
Not that I remember at the Animal Ark but there is a petting zoo just off highway 80 at the same exit on the West side of the highway.
June 27, 2017|
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Response from FosterMT | Reviewed this property |
The picnic area does have some shade. Definitely bring a hat and some water. I believe there was air in the main building. The entire property is solar operated.
March 31, 2017|
Response from Aaron H | Property representative |
Hi, Unfortunately Public Transportation does not come this far. Probably Uber may be your best bet. We have heard it is less expensive than a taxi....