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Animal Ark

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

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Fantastic sanctuary for animals

As a huge lover of animals and someone who's been fortunate to have been to many zoos, rescue centers, sanctuaries, etc., in this country and in others, I was impressed with... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a huge lover of animals and someone who's been fortunate to have been to many zoos, rescue centers, sanctuaries, etc., in this country and in others, I was impressed with Animal Ark. First of all, it's a non-profit, so it's obvious the founders, employees and volunteers love animals and want to help those that are abandoned, injured, or otherwise... More 

Thank Brittany_11_10
Oklahoma City
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You just gotta love a place doing so much good for animals that need the help. Everyone there is there because they care and it shows! They would do this even if nobody was watching. Our second trip but not our last trip. I'll support them in any way I can. The staff went out of their way to explain... More 

Thank dabestigot
Mesquite, Nevada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I were visiting our son and daughter-in-law over the Balloon Race weekend, September 9-11th. Our son told us he wanted to take us to one of their favorite places and boy was he right. I hadn't been to a zoo or animal sanctuary since my kids were in elementary and this was a delightful surprise. We started... More 

Thank Cathy B
California City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my mom and aunt to the Animal Ark to see the cheetahs run while we were visiting Lake Tahoe. We go to Tahoe every year so I'm always looking for new things for us to do. We got to the property about a half hour early and walked the grounds that house cougars, bears, wolves, raptors, tortoise, along... More 

Thank SAS8721
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have golf carts available to drive from each animal enclosure which was really great, was 28.00 for two with the cart. The bear feeding was the best - we spent an hour watching Gracie forage for her food, the staff hide and put in food all over the place so they have to search it out a bit -... More 

Thank Kaylee4848
South Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This animal sanctuary is located about 40 minutes outside of Reno. There was about a mile of hard-packed gravel road before arriving to the location but it wasn't a big deal - nothing like you're driving through the Sahara desert. I'm glad we arrived just as it opened up for business which meant the temps were a little cooler in... More 

Thank IndigoOnTheGo
Aaron H, General Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! many of our docents are volunteers and ARE very passionate :-) More 

Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Animal Ark is a live animal sanctuary that has undergone a lot of Mother Nature inspired difficulties. There have been several major fires that have affected Animal Ark, yet the people, who are such inspirations, pick up their tools and rebuild it - each time better than before. This is an excellent educational opportunity for all and is very affordable.... More 

Thank NVSheltieMom
Reno, Nevada
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to see and learn about various wild animals and birds. The docents are well informed and really like talking about the animals and birds. The animals are well cared for and have ample room to move about. The experience is well worth the drive.

Thank Irene D
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to drive about 30 minutes north of Reno to get here. But you can see the goodness of people who have rescued animals. It's hot in the desert of course but the black bear was the most active out of all the animals we saw. If you're lucky one of the volunteer keepers will be available for an... More 

Thank Larry022
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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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