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Animal Ark

#9 of 129 things to do in Reno Features Animals
1265 Deerlodge Rd, Reno, NV 89508-7347
+1 775-970-3111
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A hidden gem for true animal lovers

This is a sanctuary for animals in the hopes that they can be reintroduced into the wild and if... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ally G
Auburn, California
via mobile
A great adventure!

Animal Ark is a well thought-out educational experience for people and a welcoming home for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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1265 Deerlodge Rd, Reno, NV 89508-7347
+1 775-970-3111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a sanctuary for animals in the hopes that they can be reintroduced into the wild and if they can't, they have a forever home at Animal Ark. We rented a golf cart as I have mobility issue right now- super helpful. We got...More

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Animal Ark is a well thought-out educational experience for people and a welcoming home for the rescued animals who call it home. Be prepared with walking shoes, unless you're going to rent a golf cart, to move along the paths between the enclosures. And bring...More

Thank WaverlyCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place run by amazing people who must all love animals! A must for kids of all ages. There are many beautiful animals and birds and more to see. Worth the drive! (It can get warm in the Summer so we arrived...More

Thank tahoegngr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This rather small but well-designed zoo has a surprisingly good collection of various "rescued" wildlife. We particularly enjoyed the Cheetah display, The cheetahs accompany people intermittently on jogging adventures outside their enclosure--only for people who sign up for the experience do this. There is an...More

1  Thank GMosby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great spot to see some rare rescued animals. The staff is very friendly and the location is beautiful. Get there when it opens to avoid the heat and see the animals when they are the most active.

Thank dreamingofrain
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place is located outside of Reno. We enjoyed our visit here at this Wildlife Sanctuary. Saw some Tortoises, Cheetahs and Bears. Also a good range of native trees and vegetation.

Thank Joelhutchotravel
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here with our 3 year old grandson. He was a little young for it, but had a good time. This place is perfect for 8 years old on up. Very well done. Zoo like, but all the animals have been rescued for one reason...More

Thank omotors
Reviewed 28 June 2017

one of our lesser known places. Take the kids. Enjoy the walk and the view. You will be glad you did.

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 20 June 2017

loved the little drive up to the ark. The staff are amazing and very helpful. It is a nice sanctuary for the animals and we appreciated that they weren't caged into a small area. They roam around happily in bigger enclosures. The baby tiger is...More

Thank Metlock
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing. Huge animal habitats knowledge volunteers and most animals have been saved from horrible conditions please visit this place and donate what you can !

Thank luvnlife6267
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28 June 2017|
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Response from FosterMT | Reviewed this property |
The picnic area does have some shade. Definitely bring a hat and some water. I believe there was air in the main building. The entire property is solar operated.
31 March 2017|
Response from Aaron H | Property representative |
Hi, Unfortunately Public Transportation does not come this far. Probably Uber may be your best bet. We have heard it is less expensive than a taxi....
20 March 2017|
Response from arhiibel | Property representative |
Yes, we are open now for the season. Everyday except Monday. Call ahead if weather looks bad.