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Animal Ark

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Address: 1265 Deerlodge Rd, Reno, NV 89508-7347
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Neat little adventure!

We're locals and didn't know about this until I was killing time looking up things to do on TripAdvisor. We heartily concur with all the other reviews -- it's a bit of a drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Incline Village, Nevada
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Incline Village, Nevada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We're locals and didn't know about this until I was killing time looking up things to do on TripAdvisor. We heartily concur with all the other reviews -- it's a bit of a drive but totally worth it. The animals are mostly rescues and the staff is friendly, helpful and unassuming. The walk around to see the animals is fun... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a local treasure, taking animals that should be wild, but have somehow had the course of their natural lives altered. You can get very close to beautiful animals in healthy habitat recreations.

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2 Thank Erika W
Aaron H, General Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

Erika, thank you for a well written review! More 

Morro Bay, California
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86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is out in the boonies but definitely worth the drive. This accredited wildlife sanctuary is beautifully laid out and great care is provided for their charges. The staff and volunteers know their stuff and are very informative and interactive. It is unfortunate that so many people get exotic or wild animals for pets and then can't care for them... More 

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3 Thank Wapakk
Aaron H, General Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! More 

San Diego, California
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83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was well worth renting a car and going to see! There are a wide variety of animals here, and they are obviously very well cared for. The animals seemed very comfortable in their habitats, and it was much more personal than a zoo. We saw bears (and stuck around for feeding time), wolves, foxes, tigers, a raccoon, various raptors,... More 

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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting preserve to see some non-exotic animals. The walk is nice, might want to try a cloudy day, seems like every time we go it is so hot.

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Thank juliesU5320FF
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The care and knowledge of their animals is apparent in your first moments at the sanctuary.Truly an educational experience and I would happily go visit again.

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Aaron H, General Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again :-) More 

Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

this is a great way to spend the day, get a nice walk in the outdoors and see some fantastic animals

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Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had never heard about the Animal Ark until by daughter in law in Las Vegas said she would like to go there the next time she was in Reno. It's a ways out of town, but for animal lovers and those who are into rescued animals it's a great place. Especially good to take kids.

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Reno
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A very limited group of animals, but, a nice activity for families. No crowds, easy to get around. Gold carts available for those who can't make the walk.

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Elko, Nevada
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78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We absolutely loved it here. We lucked out on the day we went and got to see Lily, their new tiger cub. So cute. It was very muddy and quite windy so wear boots and dress in layers. Staff was super friendly and helpful. So glad we made the trip!

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Aaron H, General Manager at Animal Ark, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for braving the weather conditions! This winter has been something else! Our staff has worked hard to get DG on all the trails and we just installed new road-base on the road. Travel to and around is much better now AND oh those spring flowers :-) More 

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