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Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

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Address: 4821 Highway 84, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-7895
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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Got there around feeding time. This is not a zoo. The animals have been saved. Elk, Bears, coyotes, wolves look well cared for. There are some smaller animals as well pigs... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
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Nashville, Kansas
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We went in the morning and the kids had fun feeding the ducks but the bigger animals you couldn't even see. they were either in the back of the cages or who knows where we never found them. If you have young children and they have never seen goats, turtles or ducks it is ok but we can do that... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This place is interesting, especially if you go during feeding time, but it's kind of like visiting a hospital or orphanage for animals; it's kind of sad. We were the only group with no kids there, and the feeding would have been more enjoyable had the people behind me not been constantly talking while the tour guide was talking.

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Thank Margaret G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Got there around feeding time. This is not a zoo. The animals have been saved. Elk, Bears, coyotes, wolves look well cared for. There are some smaller animals as well pigs, turtles. Inside store is nice and reception was friendly. Good place for keeping the kids busy an hour or two.

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Cleburne, Texas
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

If you are traveling with 2-12 year olds, or are just an animal lover yourself, this is a wonderful up close opportunity for interaction with local animals. For the best experience go at feeding time (2:00 in winter, 4:00 during summer) as this is when the animals are guaranteed to be active. An Adopt-an-Animal program is available as this is... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Truly enjoyed the sanctuary - the staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The animals were well taken care of and we were able to feed several of them! Photo ops were awesome!

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This was great fun. We arrived just at feeding time. We got to see each of the animals up real close. Princess stood up and scratched her back for like a minute on her fence. You could really get a feel of how big she is. Willow and Grace, the two cats, we're so beautiful. Even in a cage they... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We vacationed to Pagosa Springs in May and hadn't really checked the weather before we got there. We originally planned to go to the hot springs but the weather wasn't the greatest and we didn't want our little ones to get sick because it was very cold. So instead, we went exploring and ran into the Wildlife Center, so we... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I love the wildlife park just to walk around. They have a feeding time when they feed the animals and tell you about the animals. They have some antlers there and you can see how heavy they are. Have bear, imu, elk, mountain lion just to name a few. Great adventure for the kids and adults.

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Thank Judith K
Littleton
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Fun day of seeing animals and watching the feed. Best time to go is during feeding time @ 2pm when their guides teach you about each animal. Only takes about an hour to do everything they have there so fun for a quick afternoon jaunt.

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Thank Jessica L
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We came here for the tour that went along with the 2pm feeding. We enjoyed seeing the animals and also hearing some trivia about them. There was a bear, elk, bobcat, wolves, mountain lion, and other animals. Good for kids, teenagers, and adults. Bring your camera.

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