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Address: 918 Pond Rd, Mount Vernon, ME 04352
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+1 207-293-2837
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Well worth a stop to see the animals.

Your not going to a zoo. Nothing like a zoo, it's better. The walkway is dirt and a little uneven to come with decent shoes on. Bob and Julie Miner are doing an outstanding job at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Michigan
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Michigan
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92 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Your not going to a zoo. Nothing like a zoo, it's better. The walkway is dirt and a little uneven to come with decent shoes on. Bob and Julie Miner are doing an outstanding job at their animal safe zone. These folks need the public and area businesses to support them. It would be even more wonderful if the state... More 

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Thank MichiganMadmoose
Southport, Maine
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I've been here many times and I'm impressed by the constant improvement. The animals appear content and obviously well loved and well cared for. A great place for a family outing, educational and very interesting.

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Thank vkwolf
Monmouth, Maine
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112 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

It was good to see this place as a refuge and family for the animals there. $2.75 was a bit to much for an ice dream cone to feed the bears was a bit much as I had to buy three. But over all this is a Truly Great experience and a Great Family Learning experience and value.

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Thank Ken B
Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great place for kids and family's. Bob and family do a wonderful job protecting and educating on the animals and what the DEW is all about.

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1 Thank sghague
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

9/17/16 This was my first visit and it was a beautiful place to visit. Bob and Julie are two wonderful people. The staff was helpful as well. The place is very clean. I would go back. You can tell that they care for there animals very much well taking care of. Bob is a very out going person and funny.... More 

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Blacksburg, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Loved this place. Bob and Julie are awesome!!! So warm and caring to the visitors. The tour with Bob was educational and funny. Bob told about each animal, where they came from, their habits and then shared funny stories. He is a warm hearted guy that has a passion for what he does. The place was clean and the animal... More 

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1 Thank Pam S
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a wonderful animal sanctuary in Mount Vetnon Maine. It's a hidden gem. The grounds and animal enclosures are very well maintained and clean. It is obvious they truly care about the animals they have rescued and care for. The tour was very educational and Bob knows these animals. I highly recommend a visit. We will be back!

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Thank AADaigle
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here every year way before the show Yankee Jungle was a hit, it's a bit of a shame it's gotten so big, too many people, Bob still gives tours but it doesn't feel the same and now the state of Maine has set these rules where you can't see or get near certain animals, ruins the... More 

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Windsor, Connecticut
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have been vacationing in Mount Vernon my entire life yet I have to admit it took the show Yankee Jungle to get me over to visit DEW Haven. We were not disappointed. My kids were so excited to see lions, tigers, and monkeys. The place could use a little TLC but you can tell they love the animals there,... More 

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Abbot Village, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We brought a picnic lunch and used the small picnic area to eat. When we arrived inside the park there was a guide there to show us around.Bob gave wonderful descriptions of each of the animals we encountered. Folks of all ages would enjoy this experience.

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