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Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge

#1 of 32 things to do in Big Bear Lake Features Animals
43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Big bear zoo , a small cute zoo that rescues animals. 12$ to get in, a fair price to help support... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike S
Los Angeles, California
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Fun time for small kids!

Great way to entertain small children when it is too windy to go to the lake. My son had a lot of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a rehabilitation facility offering injured, orphaned and imprinted wild animals a safe haven; temporarily while they heal or permanently as they are unable to survive on their own.We are extremely proud that 90% of all the animals brought to us for rehabilitation are successfully released back into their native environment.Those that remain with us on exhibit are either too injured or have been imprinted by humans and can not be released back into the wild to care for themselves.
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  • Average8%
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  • Terrible1%
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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big bear zoo , a small cute zoo that rescues animals. 12$ to get in, a fair price to help support the zoo. 2$ for a zoo guide ( that could be included in the admission price ) but ok, again it's to,support the care...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to entertain small children when it is too windy to go to the lake. My son had a lot of fun!

Thank grungeful
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice alpine zoo that is a lot of fun for the kids! People are very nice and love the animals! Highly recommend this for all visitors to Big Bear.

Thank execforkids1
Reviewed 17 June 2017

the zoo is small but the zoo keepers are awesome. they take 10-15 min to explain each animal at different times of course. The guy who explained us the snow leopard was like an encyclopedia of biology

Thank Karthik M
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. We were able to see most of the animals, not many were in their 'houses' that day. The birds of prey were fascinating. The bears were playing in their pond. Overall, a cute little zoo...More

Thank jen829
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

If you are in the Big Bear area, this is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two. You get to see these animals up close in a way you cannot in a larger zoo. These animals are rescued from the wild for various...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is a small but nice zoo. They have a good representation of local wildlife. The zoo is well maintained. Nice place to spend an morning or afternoon.

Thank Dennis N
Reviewed 3 June 2017

this zoo was a lot better than expected. worth the money and a good trip for a family. they had animals i never seen before.

Thank desiree_sanders84
Reviewed 2 June 2017

On June 1, 2017 3 of us visited. Wonderful views of the animals they have rescued. A bit on the expensive side to enter but the landlord raised the rent and the animals have to eat. We gladly paid the $12 for an adult to...More

Thank BRubin510
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Went on a weekend day. Thought it was small especially after going to the San Diego Safari Park. Got to see Wolves and Bears eat. Lots of birds and raccoons. Not a lot of other animals there. Didn't stay very long.

Thank blueeyedgirl2
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Wayne S
11 July 2017|
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Response from annette425 | Reviewed this property |
not sure of the exact amount. They have the info on their website. They are not cheap. I think around $10 or so.
Miguel O
2 March 2017|
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Response from 128joannat | Reviewed this property |
Not unless it's a service animal.
Amy S
5 February 2016|
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Response from Dennis N | Reviewed this property |
No on the AAA and AARP discounts