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Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge

#1 of 32 things to do in Big Bear Lake Features Animals
43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Quite a wide variety of animals

I was surprised at how many different animals were packed into this tiny zoo. The habitats are... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
via mobile
For the love of animals

Great place. Parking is free but u must display a parking pass. Its not a hassle, u street park... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Beaufort, North Carolina
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“grizzly bears” (31 reviews)
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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I was surprised at how many different animals were packed into this tiny zoo. The habitats are arranged in a rather haphazard manner, and it is hard to see some of the animals. My 3-yr old tore through the place at break-neck speed, but I'm...More

Thank TurkeyPotPie
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great place. Parking is free but u must display a parking pass. Its not a hassle, u street park walk in pay for your ticket and they give a pass. This place helps animals. Meaning one animal was recused off a beverly hills rooftop. Glad...More

Thank Thedriveagain
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This Zoo is currently looking a expanding and moving to a new location (at the base of the golf course) some year soon. They take in animals that can no longer be in the wild. It is neat to see animals that found their forever...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is the kind of zoo I love! It's small and you're as close to the animals as you're going to get without being out in the wilderness. What is special about this zoo is that it's a wildlife animal sanctuary and rehabilitation center. Many...More

Thank taminflight
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This zoo is great. It's clean and well organized. The animals seem happy and taken care of. Feeding time was fun for the grandkids to watch. Donate, donate, donate!!! I would love to keep this place open for generations to enjoy. I live in Big...More

1  Thank TamySu10
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome place. You go into to pay, which is completely reasonable like $12 for adults, and they give you a parking pass to put in your car if you parked on the street. One you get that squared away the zoo awaits....More

Thank c7pappas
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I can't wait for the zoo to expand someday. I love the variety of animals and the story behind how each one was rescued. You have to buy the pamphlet as you walk in to tell you each animals story. The animals respond to their...More

Thank beachsnowgal
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The zoo is not very large, but idea to go to visit and see the animals during the summer time. Bears, wolves, coyotes, eagles, deer, raccoons, and many more animals to see and enjoy.. It's good exercise to walk around. Entrance in front with gift...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a return visit for our family. We'd been here over the summer so we returned to see the animals in the winter. We really like this zoo you can really get close and the staff is very friendly. They are always happy to...More

Thank flacaSandra
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Brought the family up for a couple of days in Big Bear. Since we have young kids, we wanted to visit this zoo. First off, visiting in the snow is great! We got as close to bears as I would ever want to get. Enjoyed...More

Thank Mark H
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Miguel O
Can I bring my dog with me?
1 March 2017|
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Response from 128joannat | Reviewed this property |
Not unless it's a service animal.
Amy S
Do the give a AAA discount on tickets?
4 February 2016|
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Response from Gina R | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they give they give that discount! It is a small zoo but well worth going. You can get up close to the animals cages except for the Grizzly Bears of course. A lot of rescued wild life from traps, fires and... More
Sandra B
how far are you from Big Bear Village?
19 January 2016|
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Response from LynneK22 | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes, 4.3 miles according to Mapquest. It's across the street from Bear Mountain ski resort, if you know Big Bear at all. Hope this helps.