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“An informative must see attraction”

Lakota Wolf Preserve
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

This attraction has 2 viewings per day. I went in the afternoon and, despite the dismal weather, had an amazing time. The Camp Taylor office is where you will pay your reasonable admission fee, register your vehicle, and be picked up and escorted to the wolves. Previous reviews have mentioned negative interactions with the Camp Taylor proprietors; however, I found them to be very courteous and had no issues.

When you arrive to the preserve you will be treated to an informative, yet educational, lecture about the wolves. Examples include their lifespans in the wild and captivity, their ranking in a pack, and the dangers they encounter from hunting...and man. The fencing around the preserve does not detract from picture taking and will make everyone feel safe. An added bonus is listening to them howl.

After visiting with the wolves you will be introduced to the resident bobcats and foxes. They are equally entertaining as the wolves and should be a big hit with the kids. If you are traveling to the Pocono's, don't miss this attraction.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Twice a day the small school bus takes you up to the wolf preserve. They come to the fence for feeding. They have different types of wolves in different fenced in areas. You feel very safe. They also have bob cats and other critters!

2  Thank chancelund
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

I went there with my family, and we all had a great time. I was just blown away. This is partly a rescue organization--the animals they have were all captured by people or born in captivity. often they were kept in roadside zoos or were kept as pets until they became too big or wild to be handled. So the animals are not afraid of people. They come right down to the fences and will curl up and nap in front of you, or run around, whatever they feel like doing. They aren't shy. The animals are simply gorgeous. After years of peering into zoo exhibits to see if we could spot the animal in the distance it was a treat to see them up close and personal.

The preserve has four wolf packs, each a different type of wolf. They also have bobcats and foxes. The people who run the place are sensible, smart and passionate about what they do, and that becomes apparent as they guide the tours and teach you about the animals. I knew about wolves and bobcats already, but I still learned things, and the presentation on foxes was terrific. I knew almost nothing about them.

I can't say enough good things about this place. Everyone in our group, from the nine year old to the fifty plus year old, was enthralled. The howling at the end was almost magical. I highly recommend the preserve.

2  Thank kitchenwitch
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

took the Girl Scout troop there, and the kids just loved seeing the animals and hearing about them... would have thought there would be more animals (maybe there are now). for the 'older' groups not a fun hike up the side of the hill. Had one woman than needed to stop every few minutes as the strain was too much

3  Thank Barbara P
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Lakotawolf, Owner at Lakota Wolf Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you so glad the scouts enjoyed the trip. Please know you don't have to make the hike to the preserve everyone is offered a ride on our shuttle bus or they can choose to hike.

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We did not take part of the official Lakota Wolf Preserve tour. Instead we walked up to the outside of the preserve on the day it was closed...we were able to see several wolves along the perimeter of the preserve in addition to a bobcat.

1  Thank Susan F
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