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Address: 1265 Deerlodge Rd, Reno, NV 89508-7347
Phone Number: 775-970-3111
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Cheap family fun!!!

I'm staying in Reno for 13 wks. So I'm visiting all the local attractions. Animal Ark is an animal rescue. They get animals from everywhere that need a good home and they tell you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm staying in Reno for 13 wks. So I'm visiting all the local attractions. Animal Ark is an animal rescue. They get animals from everywhere that need a good home and they tell you the story of why/how the animal arrived at the Ark. It's only $10 to enter so if you have a little extra cash you can leave... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our nephews to this Ark. It was a little drive off the freeway. It was a hot day when we went so the animals were mostly just lying around in the shade. Watching the feeding of the bears was the best part. The staff are wonderful about talking about the animals and their habitat. Electric carts available. Next... More 

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Austin, Texas
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little animal rescue zoo with a good variety of animals, including jaguars, cheetahs, and bears. The staff is friendly and helpful. Very knowledgable staff members walk the grounds and are enthusiastic about answering any questions.

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1 Thank rbholder
St. Louis
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up having a few hours to kill before our plane left from the Reno airport. I researched TripAdvisor and found the Animal Ark. This animal sanctuary is located about 30 minutes north of Reno. The last mile or so is on a gravel road (compacted enough for motorcycles if you take it slow). Our entire visit was about... More 

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3 Thank clark5662
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Love the location, located in the secluded mountains this zoo is a safe haven. If you're not one who likes to walk they offer golf cart rentals at a really cheap rate. We rented a 6 seater for $25. The bear feeding at 10:30 is unlike anything I've ever seen at any zoo. You get to enjoy the animals in... More 

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Thank GingerCabais
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We took our 12 yr. old granddaughter and all had a great time. The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable and you could tell they care very much for the animals. There is detailed info on all the animals by their enclosures, and the animals were fun to watch. They have rental golf carts ($10) available also. Otherwise, it's... More 

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Las Vegas, Nv
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We really enjoyed seeing the animals. The bears were the best, one of the bears enjoys playing tether ball. It was fun to watch. Make sure you wear tennis shoes, as you are walking around in dirt and climbing some hills. The leopard was beautiful, but was a little agitated with children when they were walking away. Some of the... More 

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1 Thank Precious2003
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

It's a great place to take the family. I have been there with my family as well as a bus load of first graders and in both cases we all had a great time!

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Ukiah, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I took my 3 year old son and he just had a wonderful time. Its great place just 35 min north of Reno and its a great facility. Not your typical zoo but its a great place. Would go back every time .

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This a great native animal park that highlights the wild animals of the region. Each and every animal is rescued and their story is told. All the exhibits are well designed for the animal with plenty of space and natural surroundings. The staff was so friendly and shared a passion for animals. Great outing for kids and adult of all... More 

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