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“Really interesting and cool for kids”

Lakota Wolf Preserve
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Parsippany, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Really interesting and cool for kids”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

It was really cool and was very interactive. They let us try to make the wolfs howl by howling to them and they also feed the animals while they were showing them to us. The people were very factual. They let us ask questions and treated us to funny stories and personal experiences at the wolf preserve. Then animals were so cute and were really well behaved. You are aloud to take pictures of the animals too. It was worth much more than I paid. The kids enjoyed it and surprisingly the enjoyed it, even if it had some learning involved. The next day at the campsite, we could hear the wolves howling. It was very cool and I hope I can visit it again.

Visited May 2013
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West Lawn, PA
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well worth the time and money!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

This was an awesome day trip... I wasn't sure what to expect but it blew me away! The owners were incredibly knowledgable about the animals that they care for and their love for them was easily seen. Definitely suggest only taking older children because the animals get spooked with noise and small children could ruin the tour for the other guests!

Visited April 2013
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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Second trip was even better”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

It was about 7 years ago that I was there last. Unique Photo than sponsored a photo trip to Lakota. This was a great experience. The tour started with a seminar on photographing wolves and then about two hours taking photos. It was great being with others photos, talking about experiences. The preserve is great at keeping the wolves within photo distance. ANd the knowledge they give on the wolves, bobcats and fox are also great.

Visited March 2013
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Nesconset, New York
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“a wonderful preserve!”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

This preserve is so wonderfully done. They make you understand the life and ways of the wolves. You can go online before your visit and adopt a wolf and then visit that wolf when you arrive

Visited August 2012
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Philadelphia suburbs
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great local trip w/7 & 9 yr old”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

This was a perfect Saturday afternoon activity for us before spring sports get started. To start, the kids enjoyed the half mile walk up the gravel road - nice way to stretch the legs. At the end of the road, there are chain link fences where you can see the wolves as you wait for the tour to begin. The whole area is wooded, with the wolf enclosures looking no different than the surrounding forest. Just to the right, the British Columbia wolves with the black coats were stunning to behold! And when Jim began the talk, we all were enthralled. Their love and respect for the wolves comes through, as well as their depth of knowledge. The handful of bobcats and foxes is a nice extra touch as well.

Make sure to record an audio of the wolves howling while you're there. And if you go in February like we did, bundle up! After an hour of standing and listening, the toes start to get cold! Even with that, I'd like to come again in the winter - it's a nice contrast to see the wolves on snow, and there is no understory to block the visuals.

Visited February 2013
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