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Animal Ark

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Address: 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno, NV 89508
Phone Number: 775-970-3111
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One of my favorite places to visit

This is a great place, very unique with a variety of animals that are being cared for and each animal has story of why they are there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
maureenh333
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place, very unique with a variety of animals that are being cared for and each animal has story of why they are there.

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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been there many times and never been disappointed! There are many great animals to see. the staff is great ! It is a must see for everyone!

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Michael W, Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are very proud of our Staff :-) More 

Sparks, Nevada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Animal Ark is an animal sanctuary. Unlike a zoo, all animals here are "rescues", and are unable to survive in the wild and receive rehabilitation and excellent care. As a local teacher, we bring our students here every year for a field trip, but I would come here with family and friends. It is a bit of a drive from... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I visited Animal Ark with our 3 year old granddaughter. It is a relatively compact facility with a number of interactive stations. We were there just at the time they feed their bear. While not like many large zoos, it was very much a worthwhile visit.

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2 Thank Reno2795
Long Beach, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip. All the animals here are rescue animals and are being taken care of very well. LG the bear plays tether ball. Koda the Artic fox is great and Santo the Jaguar is so beautiful. Lots and lots of animals to see. Go early, the animals are more active. They feed the... More 

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Jacksonville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Was pleasantly surprised as I hadn't heard a lot about this place other than on a billboard ad. Took my mom and we had a nice few hours walking around the park. Went early-ish and it was cloudy so a lot of the animals were out and awake, easy to spot. Best part of course is the bear feeding, check... More 

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Winton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Had a great time at the Animal Ark! Lots of fun for all ages. Saw a bear playing teatherball and had a great day! took a picnoc and had a fine time!

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2 Thank Q3022RWkellyw
marco island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

We headed out in the morning from reno. Nice drive. Make sure you get there when they open at 10am. They feed the bears at 10:30. Great to see. The animals are more active in the morning. Lots of cats. Well worth the time and money.

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Silver Springs, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great place to take the kids and have a wonderful time and experiance. After walking around all day the kids will probably sleep on the way home, and talk about the animals with their friends.

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2 Thank Rick A
Roseville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

very disappointing. Down a rough road that needed grading. The website states golf carts available for a donation. The rude volunteer told us it was 25$ no donation. (even though we had a handicap car tag as I couldn't walk very far. We needed one so paid the 25 plus entrance fee. Saw one wolf one bear and a few... More 

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Michael W, Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

First, we thank you for your service. Second we are sorry that you did not have a positive experience while visiting. We try to keep up on maintenance of the road but have not had any moisture recently (drought) to aid in compaction, so it has been difficult. We have over thirty animals here, but during the heat of the... More 

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