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Sierra Safari Zoo

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Address: 10200 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89506-9203
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+1 775-677-1101
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Kids will enjoy!

I agree with most of the reviews ... kind of a run down establishment, but in the absence of anything else like this in Reno, it's worth a visit! Brought my toddler daughter and... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Sharon W
Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone here several times and have chosen not to go back, there are much better zoos in the area that take much better care of their animals. The facility is often dirty and the animals live in exceptionally small cages, my dog's run is larger than the cages they are permanently housing many of these animals in. On... More 

Thank AloeWater
Reno, Nevada
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219 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I agree with most of the reviews ... kind of a run down establishment, but in the absence of anything else like this in Reno, it's worth a visit! Brought my toddler daughter and she loved it. The deer pen is a little overwhelming for the little ones, but bigger kids will enjoy feeding the deer for a few extra... More 

Thank Sharon W
olympia, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I felt guilty just being there. Poor animals in tiny spaces. Sick looking, over weight, lonely and bored. 32.00 for our family to enter and left after 30 mins. I hope our money goes to getting some space for the animals. Not even 50 types of animals unless there is a whole section we couldn't see.This is not a zoo... More 

1 Thank E6655VMmelissam
Lassen National Forest, California
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117 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A sad little animal collection out of the city to the west. It simply is not worth the trip unless one hasn't any other opportunity to see a few exotic animals.

Thank stephenbW6996VK
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I highly recommend this small zoo just north of Reno. They have a variety of interesting animals but even better, the staff has great stories about the animal personalities as well as standard zoo animal information. Interesting ones include hyenas (extraordinarily strange looking animals with unique social behaviors) camels (you will learn to tell the difference between dromedary camels and... More 

Thank juliesU5320FF
Foley, Alabama
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

You know I enjoyed seeing the animals at this zoo but at the same time I wanted to free them all. They were all hot and looked dirty. I think they need to make different arrangements to keep the animals cool. I don't think laying in a metal shed when it is 95 degrees is appropriate. It's $10 to get... More 

1 Thank Tammy P
Reno, Nevada
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a great zoo just 20-30 miles north of Reno where non native animals have been brought to live. Great for the whole family.

Thank waquinton
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We were in the area and heard that there was a little zoo. We love animals so we were naturally excited. It took about 10 minutes inside to figure out that this place should be shut down. Such a small space for all the animals they had. A lot of the animals seem sick and unhealthy. By far the saddest... More 

7 Thank mary_spoehr
Bend, Oregon
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This is a cute park and the staff is very friendly. Peacocks run around and able to see up close. Lots of different animals to see up close.

Thank Hopefull1995
San Luis Obispo, CA
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145 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Though it's nice to see the animals, this place encourages people to own wild animals! Very bad! They also breed their animals! Again, bad! And the pens are way too small!! If you want to see a great place! Go to the Animal Ark, which is only a few minutes away from this "zoo". The animal ark is a wildlife... More 

3 Thank Backpacker_0905

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