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Wildlife West Nature Park

Features Animals
87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM
+1 505-281-7655
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Nice wildlife park

We love animals so decided we needed to vist this park. We were the only ones visiting while we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Johnston, Iowa
Worth a visit and an organization worth supporting

All of the animals in this small reserve were rescued. Most imprinted on humans and can never be... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
New York City, New York
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A wildlife preserve and "enhanced zoo" located just 20 minutes from Albuquerque, New Mexico in nearby Edgewood. Conveniently located near Interstate 40 and Route 66. Wildlife West Nature Park provides a very special look into the animals and plants that are part of the ecosystems of New Mexico and the Southwestern United States. All the birds and animals at Wildlife West Nature Park are non-releasable, keeping with our philosophy of bringing education to the public without harming ecological balances in other parts of the region. Our habitats are designed to provide the best possible combination of viewing opportunities and harmonious living for our residents, and our animal enrichment programs ensure that our animals are both physically and mentally healthy.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM
+1 505-281-7655
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love animals so decided we needed to vist this park. We were the only ones visiting while we were there. It was interesting to read the stories of some of the animals on why they were there. Like the bear who was a three...More

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 14 September 2017

All of the animals in this small reserve were rescued. Most imprinted on humans and can never be released into the wild. The story of each animal is presented on a placard. There is a vulture that has been a resident of the reserve for...More

Thank Travleeer
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Wildlife West not only provides a natural habitat for local wildlife they put on a great Chuck Wagon dinner throughout the summer. Relying on donations only, WLW is host to several events throughout the year such as music festival, wind festival and blacksmithing contest. A...More

Thank ravensnest89
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit here and we were really impressed with the facilities. The volunteers were all very friendly. It was very easy to get to from Albuquerque and about a 30 minute drive for us. There's more shade than I expected and a...More

Thank lec1727
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is easily accessible from Albuquerque and you feel like you're far away from civilization! The animals in this small refuge are all rescued and a write-up at each enclosure explains where they came from. The barbecue is only $25 and includes the Park as...More

Thank pepper13420
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I love Wild West Nature Park! Fun for family and I love their Chuck Wagon suppers. They have the best Blue Grass Festival!

Thank Colleen Y
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

It was a very small place. The work they do is nice but in hot July the animals were all inside or hiding in shade so we only say about 2 of them. It would be ok in the fall but prices would be better...More

Thank Brianna O
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is the private little Wildlife Sanctuary that helps animals and they're really trying to do a good job a lot of the money that they get from people visiting they they put back into the pocket putting new fences up new cages that have...More

Thank hbh1559
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We crossed off a bucket list item and did Kid Goat Yoga, it was amazing! and the nature park is awesome too, seeing all those wonderful animals being rescued and taken care of well is just amazing!

Thank Kaycee D
Reviewed 22 June 2017

First off, the sign that says Zoo is misleading. This is not a zoo in the traditional sense. It could be disappointing for someone expecting that type of experience. That said, the mission of the nature park is wonderful. The birds and animals here have...More

Thank Ellen G
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17 February 2017|
Response from Wendy F | Property representative |
Yes. Wildlife West is open 7 days a week. November - Mid-March: there hours are Noon to 4 p.m.