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“Wonderful Ark and awesome people to visit with We came before 2012”
Review of Estes Ark

Estes Ark
Ranked #15 of 51 Shopping in Estes Park
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: New Owners as of August 2015. ESTES ARK is an amazing must see experience: Noah's Attic which has many ark novelty items and books and activities. Our Rainbow Curve Raceway nostalgic slot car race track a flashback in time (There are rental fees that include the car and control racing 1/24 scale cars). Business was established in Estes Park, CO in 1984 offering an adventure in shopping and fun on 3 levels. Over 10,000 stuffed animals featuring collectibles, antiques and many stuffed animals of all species, nostalgic games, candy and just plain fun items. Animals range from miniature to life size and exotic to National Park species. Newly added Sluice Mining on the deck. You get to pan for gems, fossils and arrowheads to bring home in a bag. Sluicing is open only in spring, summer and fall when weather permits. We are a National award winning store. Stop in for a visit, we would love to meet you! Visit website for store hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Loved loved loved the Ark and its wonderful feel of Christmas and the bringing back of our childhood as we looked at all the bears and toys or all sorts sizes and shapes. We traveled to and from Estes Park before, during and after the Ark was completed. It is so wonderful inside the store and so very unique. Shopping carts and strollers and all would only hamper the feel of the ARK. Sorry If I offend anyone. This establishment isn't Wal`Mart. A beautiful place for those with a heart of a child, to bring back memories of their childhood Three stories of amazing toys of all sorts sizes and shapes. Enjoy.........

1  Thank Sanleetom
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wow. So many stuffed annimal, so little time. This is a huge assortment over every animal you can think of, plus alot of dolls and other collectables. Hope the current owner find a person who will keep it open. Better check it out before it gets sold.

Thank averyfamily3
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

My wife and I have visited Susan and her husband's store many times over the years and we have nothing but glowing recommendation for them and their incredible store. The two of them have always made us feel most welcome and at home. Besides their fantastic store, the employees have always went out of their way to make our trip one to remember. It upset us when we read this, we don't want people to get a negative feeling from this one person's remarks. There's always two sides to every story. It's well worth the trip to visit this one of a kind store.

1  Thank Jim G
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TeddyColorado, Owner at Estes Ark, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2013

Jim, We so appreciate your honesty and kind words concerning our business. After 30 years, we certainly cherish our delightful customers that make our hard work and dedication a true joy.

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Reviewed June 5, 2012

My niece and nephew look forward to shopping at Estes Ark which we have done for over 10 years. Each selects a new stuffed animal. I buy a new Smokey the Bear item for my collection. We generally spend over 2 hours in this store.

Lord our God, thank you for Noah.

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Reviewed April 4, 2012

I have never seen a place quite like this. You can find almost every kind of stuffed animal known to man. Some years ago there was even a replica of Mr Bean's teddy. They come in all sizes too, from the very small the the very large.

If you have family members who do not enjoy shopping for stuffed animals, send them downstairs where you will find slot car racing, both supplies and track rental.

Thank dougp01
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