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Kisma Preserve

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446 Bar Harbor Rd, (Rte. 3), Trenton, ME 04605-5808
+1 207-667-3244
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I recently visited the Kisma Preserve in Trenton, Maine and only afterwards went back and read... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
JenniferOCT17
,
Fairfield, Connecticut
Amazing!!!

Staying in Bar Harbor for my Honeymoon, my husband found this place (not even half hour away) and... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
craft338
,
Monroe, Connecticut
via mobile
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good7%
  • Average8%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible39%
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“wild animals” (8 reviews)
“vip tour” (6 reviews)
“black beans” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
446 Bar Harbor Rd, (Rte. 3), Trenton, ME 04605-5808
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+1 207-667-3244
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"black beans"
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"non profit organization"
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"various reasons"
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"poor reviews"
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"well worth the money"
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"half hour"
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"wolf"
in 14 reviews
"pet"
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"heather"
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"charles"
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"lynx"
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"personalities"
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I recently visited the Kisma Preserve in Trenton, Maine and only afterwards went back and read reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp. After an amazing experience with a behind-the-scenes VIP tour, I was surprised to see how many poor reviews people had left. As I...More

3  Thank JenniferOCT17
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Staying in Bar Harbor for my Honeymoon, my husband found this place (not even half hour away) and booked the private VIP tour. I was a little skeptical at first....but quickly changed my mind. I got to hang out with wolves! Like really hang out...More

Thank craft338
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I read about this on the internet before we came to Maine. Then I saw it on Highway 3 on the way to our cottage in Salisbury Cove. We stopped in here and called the number for the preserve. Someone met us at the gate...More

1  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We loved our visit here. I second the reviewer who emphasized that this is a small animal rescue operation and not a zoo. Having driven by it prior to visiting, that was pretty clear to us, and our expectations were low. We were pleasantly surprised....More

1  Thank Lauren T
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

First things first, and I emphasize in capital letters: THIS IS NOT A ZOO! If you go expecting a zoo, you will be disappointed and upset. Now, what it is: a non-profit animal rescue center with a small impressive collection of birds, cats, llamas, a...More

2  Thank rebhayim
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I brought our daughter to the Acadia Zoo. I wanted to bring her there because​ she has never been there & really loves animals and loves to learn about them I went as a child and remembered lots of animals and lots...More

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Thank ashley b
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had reservations, arrived in POURING rain, parked right next to my daughter and her family who were waiting to meet me. (The visit was for my grandson's 7th birthday.) I called my daughter (that's how hard it was raining) asked if I should try to...More

11  Thank Cindy R
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

THIS IS NOT A ZOO! It may have been at one time, but don't go in expecting it to be one. This is a PRESERVE for animals from homes that tried to domesticate them. We paid $100 each (steep, but it all goes to the...More

2  Thank Polly b
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice Really nice place to visit I loved that they explained where each animal came from. An for 15$ xtra we got to hang with a real wolf puo

Thank laurie t
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Run down, sketchy, hard to trust their motives. Living on a shoe string. Unskilled workers with zero wildlife experience.

4  Thank Diane N
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