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Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Grants Pass
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Wildlife Images is non-profit wildlife rehabilitation and education center in beautiful Southern Oregon. We have been a non-profit since 1981, when our mission of Saving Wildlife started. Our center includes a wildlife hospital for wild patients and permanent residents, youth camps throughout the year, and over 80 permanent residents who cannot be released back to the wild. By taking a tour you can view a great assortment of birds, smaller mammals, reptiles, and large mammals such as cougars, bears and wolves! The tours provide a unique, up-close encounter with wildlife that is not seen every day.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Sacramento, California
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What's not to like about this place?”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

I normally don't read other travelers' reviews of a place before writing my own (I don't want my impression to be influenced by theirs), but I noticed that one guy had written a three-star review of this place. Please read that review. Then realize what he is complaining about (it is hilarious).

Anyhow... this place is serving a lofty purpose. And they are doing it well. The tour was great, and our guide was very engaging, and knew a lot of the stories behind the various animals which were on exhibit. Sadly, most of the animals ended up here because of encounters with humans, either good-intentioned or otherwise. On the flip side, they seem to be well cared for here, and will likely outlive their associates still in the wild. This is a place that both kids and adults can enjoy (and be educated by). We got to see bald eagles being fed (very cool), a grizzly bear relaxing in a tub (I never though "grizzly" and "cute" would be two words that would work together), and had a bobcat "pose" for pictures (not really... but it sure seemed like it!)

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, so much so that we ended up buying up what seemed like half of the gift shop, after our tour. Thank you, Wildlife Images, for all that you do!

Visited August 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Oregon At It's Best”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We have some of the best things to see and we were treated well everywhere we went! There is a trolley tour around Crater Lake that should be on everyone's list of things to do. The jet boat ride was a thrill we are still talking about!

Visited August 2013
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Medford
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Up CLOSE experience”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We went to Wildlife Images to give our little girl a zoo like experience here in Southern Oregon. The tour started on time, was informative and lasted about an hour which was perfect with a toddler.

We saw exotic birds, domestic birds (owls, bald/golden eagles, falcons, hawks, etc..), bobcats, an otter, black bears, wolves, brown bears, and cougars. All of these were easily visible, up close (like 5 feet or less at times), and the mammals were active. The cougar "cub" did try to eat our daughter from behind his fence which was funny to her and exhilarating for us.

We took time to feed the ducks for $1 which was really fun. The only downgrade is the presentation of the birds which are in small concrete rooms. It would be fun to see them in a "habitat" or have a chance to see them in action a little bit.

I would definitely recommend this to a family for some animal/nature fun.

Visited July 2013
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Oregon
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A fabulous rescue for our Oregon Wild Animals”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We in Grants Pass support Wildlife Images. It not only rescues Oregon animals, but gets animals from other parts of the country. The tour is very informative. Every time we go, we learn something new.

Visited August 2012
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful job guys. They are very knowledgable. Beautiful animals. Highly recommend. Thank you. Please take the time if you get the chance

Visited June 2013
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