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California Wolf Center

Features Animals
Behind the KQ Campground on Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0030
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Spectacular Wolf Conservation Effort!

Booked the tour using groupon and visited on a Saturday morning in January 2018. Recommend eating... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Opportunity to Both Learn About and Support Animal/Wolf Sanctuaries

Very knowledgeable, pleasant and friendly personnel who were readily available to all guests. Good... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
San Diego, California
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Behind the KQ Campground on Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0030
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the tour using groupon and visited on a Saturday morning in January 2018. Recommend eating prior to arrival, there is nothing to eat on location. There is a great place to eat called the Descanso Junction,, just off exit 40 on highway 79, (hours...More

Thank montecarlo5542
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Very knowledgeable, pleasant and friendly personnel who were readily available to all guests. Good directions for locating sanctuary. Highly recommend. Would return with others to enjoy the experience.

1  Thank 746lynng
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It was a really interesting presentation and experience. This group is doing so much to save the Mexican Gray Wolf and to help "wolf" efforts in N. America. You don't get to see all the wolves- but the goal is to keep the wolves wild...More

Thank staceyp87
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The focus at this CA Wolf Center is on conservation efforts to strengthen the genetic gene pool of the Mexican Gray Wolf and facilitate its return to natural habitats. The dedication of the people at this center is extraordinary. Our tour guide, John is very...More

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I love what the California wolf center does. The work they do is invaluable, and I am happy to support them. However, we were pretty disappointed with the tour. The drive out from Carlsbad was beautiful, but definitely plan well enough in advance to get...More

4  Thank aboyer8
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our trip to the California Wolf Center was a birthday present to our son, who has been very interested in wildlife and animals in general. At 12 years old, he was old enough to appreciate the tour and the experience, but my younger one (7)...More

Thank ReiseB
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Because we really appreciate wildlife, and wildlife is often hated and misunderstood, we wanted to visit this Center to learn more, and to be around those who also appreciate wildlife. The tour was very informative, I learned a lot about wolves and the difference with...More

Thank Yessica_W
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Unfortunately, people hunt wolves. Wolves have been virtually wiped out in the U.S. Fortunately, the CA. Wolf Center in Julian is educating people about the plight of the wolf and how they really are needed in our ecosystem. You'll get to see two packs of...More

1  Thank Grant F
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Excellent experience and learning too. Staff was patient with our many questions. We enjoyed our interactions and were really excited to see the wolves and learn about them.

Thank vickieemanuel
Reviewed 19 June 2017

My daughter loves wolves, so of course we needed to visit this place. After checking in at the bottom of their road, we all caravan up to the facility. They start you off with a short lecture about wolves and what they are working towards...More

2  Thank epbkm
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Cheryle P
12 June 2017|
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Response from a10com | Reviewed this property |
You have to book in advance.
Anitsirk A
16 April 2016|
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Response from MaryAnnLens | Reviewed this property |
I bought a year membership with a groupon. I think general admission is $20 and very well worth it!