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Spruce Haven Zoo

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Address: 2016 3 Line West, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

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good way to spend a little time with family

This place is not to big but it does have some nice animals. My wife & I enjoyed are visit here but we thought the bear cage should be bigger. I think the kids would enjoy seeing... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Sudbury, Canada
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Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This place is not to big but it does have some nice animals. My wife & I enjoyed are visit here but we thought the bear cage should be bigger. I think the kids would enjoy seeing all the different animals.

1 Thank samlabbe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We visited mid July 2016 at this so called zoo, Spruce Haven Zoo. $12 a person to see 2 lions in a small enclosure probably no bigger than 20 x 20 feet and mostly dirt than grass. Also, another wildcat in a small enclosure hissing and growling in its farthest corner. The worst was a lone bear in a very... More 

2 Thank Neal L
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I guess we should have expected as much from a zoo outside of Sault Ste Marie but as there wasn't must else to do my girlfriend and I decided to check it out. We went off a brochure in the lobby rather than reading the reviews. As most of the other reviewers have noted, the place is awful. As animal-lovers,... More 

3 Thank chrislclough
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

While the intent was good, the facilities are below par. Better pens for animals is much needed. The animal variety keeps the rating higher than it should. Animals appear bored.

1 Thank denisel333
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I found many of the animals here to be in small cages and appear very sad. The bear and lions looked matty. Only the mountain goats and wolf appeared to have enough room. Their "reptile room" was closed when we visited.

2 Thank Ashley L
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63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

They have various North American animals. ie: Black bears, cougars, deer, and a boarding kennel for your dog - if needed. Kids love it. Reasonably costs. Only need about 1/2 hr to see everything.

1 Thank thebossOntario
Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The animals at Spruce Haven live in poor conditions. There is no habitat for the animals. The owners did nothing to try and recreate some of the wilderness that these animals were born into and need to thrive. The cages are barren, soil-no grass, water that goes muddy quickly. Animals display signs of depression and pace the small cage or... More 

3 Thank Sarah C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Visited this "zoo" with my family 2 days ago and it was a bizarre and sad experience to say the least. We walked into the "office" which doubles as the entrance to the dog kennel. The place smelled of dog poo and urine. There was no one attending the facility and we had to buzz an intercom to have one... More 

14 Thank Will E

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