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The Wild Center

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Wild Center & Wild Walk at Tupper Lake Admission Ticket
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Avery31 wrote a review Sep 9
New York5 contributions
This was our second time visiting the Wild Center. The first time was pre Covid and obviously different, with everything open. We checked to see what was open before we made our reservation, with a 3.5yo and a 1yo. Spent two hours, which is what we expected. The 3.5yo was dog tired after doing multiple laps on the wild walk and then the short trail walk. The 1yo enjoyed her time in backpack and then some time in the “Spider Web”. For anyone going anywhere, yeah it sucks and is different with all the rules but the staff did a great job and everyone there did what was asked of them. We plan on going back next year, regardless of Covid rules or not.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Amy D wrote a review Sep 9
Syracuse, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a big waste of time. The cost was $20 for each person and there is nothing open due to COVID-19. All you can do is walk around the path and we saw absolutely no wildlife except for a squirrel and some sun fish in the pond.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Nick G, Marketing Manager at The Wild Center
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Amy. Thank you for your candid feedback. I apologize if your visit did not meet expectations. COVID has definitely forced us to change some of our offerings, but I hope you were able to experience everything that our outdoor campus has to offer. Whether it's a canoe trip, getting a panorama view of the mountains on top of Wild Walk, playing in the spider web, getting your hands dirty in the Pines Play Area, immersing yourself in Forest Music, or getting up-close-and-personal with an animal ambassador during our Creature Features and Otter Play Yard, we truly believe we've turned the Center inside-out. We hope you'll be able to come back and visit next time you're in our neck of the woods.
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cq94 wrote a review Sep 8
Saratoga Springs, New York98 contributions48 helpful votes
I would not drive more than 25 minutes. We decided to drive about 2 hours to visit the center. If you are in town and want to kill an hour it may be worth a visit but know that there is not much to do here. You can easily visit a nearby state park and get a similar experience.. The center has a wooded walking loop, a playground with literal sticks and logs only and an exhibit where music plays in the woods. There are very few animals on display during covid. There is a very elaborate walkway which has an eagles nest and a play spider web. I cannot figure out the purpose of the rest of the walkway, it is not very high up and doesn't go anywhere. We were not allowed to go inside during Covid but the building is not that large so I cannot imagine there is much to miss inside.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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swish13 wrote a review Sep 5
New York City, New York68 contributions10 helpful votes
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You can visit the entire open attractions in a two hour time period. Due to Covid the inside museum is closed. The restrooms are available. Masks required throughout the outdoor attractions. The tree top walk is not as high up as I thought it would be from the ads in Adirondack publications and the website. You are about two to three stories up. The walkway is beautifully maintained and engineered. The cables and supports are all very, very solid and stable. It’s worth a visit just to admire the construction. The River Walk is a nice wide trail that goes down to the river. It’s an easy walk down that some may consider steep. I don’t think I would bother with the River Walk trail again if I visit again. It’s nice to do to kill some time since you pay admission but it’s not special. The highlight of the visit is the tree top walk. It can be done within a half-hour. It is accessible and there were three visitors on the day we visited that were in wheelchairs. It’s a nice place. It may keep the kids a little occupied between the spiders web, play area and visit to the otters, but it won’t tire them out or keep them occupied for too many hours. Find out when the otters get fed so that you can actually see the otters and enjoy them getting fed. It was a long drive from Lake Placid for a two hour visit. Not sure I would visit again. Maybe when the museum is open again and there are more activities available. Could be a good “between hiking days” way to get some low impact movement.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Maltipoo16 wrote a review Aug 2020
New York571 contributions33 helpful votes
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Had so much fun walking around the trails here and the giant spider web and birds nest in the middle was the cake topper. Also loved watching the otters play and eat. Wish that the inside was open so I could see the rest of the exhibits and go to the gift shop, but it’s understandable that it’s closed due to Covid. Everything is so beautiful, around every turn is something new. Great place to spend the afternoon.
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