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Gibbon Conservation Center
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Owner description: The Gibbon Conservation Center is home to more than 40 highly endangered gibbon apes (small apes). This peaceful location is where gibbons live in family groups, raise their infants and socialize as they would in the wild. A guided tour is given at 10:00 a.m. on weekends, when they are open to the public between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Wonderful photo opportunities and a chance to watch gibbons swing from branch to branch and hear them sing their melodic songs. There is a gift shop on site. Private and school tours are available on weekdays.
Reviewed December 16, 2013

I stumbled upon this little gem a while back. It is hidden from view on a gravel road. Once inside it transports you to another place. A magical place free of stress, worries, and politics that seem to pop up everywhere. Admission is $10/adult and children under five are free. The staff and volunteers are caring and informative. They all have a sparkle in their eyes when talking about their apes. The gibbon song is nothing short of amazing. Bring your camera and capture some of the gibbons playing and singing. It is well worth the trip. The gift shop has gibbon dolls which are more realistic then stuffed animals normally are (no oversized eyes here).

2  Thank Sminkus
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Be sure to go at 10 am so that you can catch the docent led tour. You will have a much greater appreciation for the Center's work and for the personalities of the gibbons. Such a great place to visit.

2  Thank HappyHiker20
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Went here for a Mother's day trip and loved it. I generally love watching monkeys and other primates at zoos but here was a place right in my area where I could do it. There is a cost to get in but the money goes towards the cost of running the center so I didn't mind. The guides were all knowledgeable and friendly and there are places to sit and rest if you get tired.

2  Thank bootsysmom
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

A one of a kind place to learn about the smallest member of the ape family as they live in family units. Friendly and knowledgable folks with a passion for their work.

1  Thank Peter B
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I did not have high hopes for this place from what others have told me -- boy I could not have been more wrong! The place is small and it really is a conservation center and not a zoo. You stand 10 feet from the Gibbons behind a little barrier. The Gibbons are right there in your face screaming and swinging and eating and all. There are young ones and old ones, hyper and calm ones. It was great! The kids (1 and 3 yr old) both loved it and did not want to leave (just had to watch them closely to make sure they did not go up to the Gibbons cages or they could get seriously hurt). We are going back for sure!

1  Thank unathan1
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