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“Nice well kept Sanctuary”
Review of Heritage Park Zoo

Heritage Park Zoo
Ranked #8 of 69 things to do in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is a non-profit wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the conservation and protection of native and exotic animals. Located in scenic Prescott, Arizona, the sanctuary provides a source of recreation, education and entertainment for all ages. With the mission of "Conservation through Education," Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary provides a unique and up-close experience with animals visitors may see nowhere else. Animals at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary all have a story to tell and lesson to teach. We currently house more than 200 animals on our grounds - among them a Bengal Tiger, two Black Bears, two Clouded Leopard siblings, Mexican Gray Wolves, Bobcats, Lynx, Lemurs, various reptiles, and one of the largest tarantula displays in the Southwest.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Bakersfield, California
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123 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Nice well kept Sanctuary”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Had a very pleasant visit here. This is a small place. Perfect for a stop on a road trip or for small children. Everything is well kept and the habitats are nicely done, designed to look of natural. Most of this animals were not our for our late morning visit, they must have been taking their afternoon naps already. Staff was friendly. A very nice place to visit,

Visited September 2013
Thank Karla M
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Eureka, IL
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“fantastic for the money”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

What a wonderful little zoo. The animals are darn near close enough to touch and all visible and easy to find... at least when we were there mid morning. The tiger was laying right by the front of the cage and talking to us while we watched her, the baby bear was showing off for the trainer as she walked by and while she told us about him, the adult male bear was staring at us from the front of the cage and so it went as we went to each of the cages. Only the mountain lion was hiding when we got there. The raccoons even followed us and showed off the whole time. All the employees we met were friendly and stopped to talk. Without smaller zoos like this, we would have less understanding of the rescue portion of the zoo world and this is a great example of a small zoo!! And you can bring in your own food and water and go from zoo to parking lot and back with no problems

Visited September 2013
2 Thank rjmcintosh
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice little Zoo”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I took my 4 year old grandson to this Zoo. We saw all kinds of wildlife. I was mostly impressed with the Bald Eagle. I've never seen one in real life. I was very excited to have seen this Eagle. Almost all of the animals were out and visible. My Mom and I really enjoyed this Zoo. The staff were very informative and friendly. For my 4 year old grandson, his attention span wasn't into it. He was more interested in playing in the playground. Lol.

There were very limited snacks in the front store. I did not see any snack bar in the park. There were vending machines for sodas, but that was about it. I suggest packing your own lunch and enjoy your lunch at the provided picnic tables. There is 1 bathroom at the entrance but porta potty within the park.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Bettyofhb
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Phoenix, Arizona
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91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A Fantastic little Zoo doing Wonderful work”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

I found this little wildlife sanctuary on line and on a recent excursion to Prescott AZ, my wife and I decided to go. Our visit was fantastic. the enclosures were small, but well maintained. The animals seemed healthy and happy. The viewing areas were terrific. I especially liked the information plaques at each exhibit. Not only did they tell you what kind of animal was in the enclosure, but also where it was from and some information about it. Because this is a wildlife sanctuary, each animal also had a "pet name" and a story about where it had been rescued from. It looks like this place is doing amazing work.

Remember... this is NOT a zoo. They don't have the budget of a zoo. It is a home for injured and orphaned animals. There are no restaurant facilities, but they have a nice picnic area, and it's located in a beautiful mountain setting. The parking is rather hodge-podge, but be patient. This sanctuary is a terrific value and the money goes to a great cause! You will see a ton of wonderful animals UP CLOSE, Including Bears, a Bengal Tiger, Coyotes, Wolves, Eagles, and Alligator. We are definitely stopping again on our next visit to Prescott.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Travellingphoenix64
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Succasunna, New Jersey
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Zoo”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nice sized local zoo that is clean and well-maintained. Animals include many of the local species in exhibits that are easy to view. The kids will love it.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Bill273
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