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Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge

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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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A nice way to spend a couple of hours

Good variety of rescued animals - some were kept as exotic pets and others were injured and... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Howard M
Las Vegas, Nevada
via mobile
Great local zoo, go while you still can

I have always enjoyed coming to this small zoo. I mention it is small, because it has a small town... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Apple Valley, California
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The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a rehabilitation facility offering injured, orphaned and imprinted wild animals a safe haven; temporarily while they heal or permanently as they are unable to survive on their own.We are extremely proud that 90% of all the animals brought to us for rehabilitation are successfully released back into their native environment.Those that remain with us on exhibit are either too injured or have been imprinted by humans and can not be released back into the wild to care for themselves.
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43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
+1 909-584-1299
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Good variety of rescued animals - some were kept as exotic pets and others were injured and couldn't be released to the wild. Pretty much trying to finance their rescue operation with gate fees. Animals all seem well cared for and you can get up...More

1  Thank Howard M
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have always enjoyed coming to this small zoo. I mention it is small, because it has a small town attitude: friendly staff and able to accommodate individuals. The zoo sits on just two acres, and has dozens of exhibits. They also have e a...More

1  Thank 3Bagger
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We happened to be passing through Big Bear Lake, staying overnight, and we simply checked TA on what do and this little zoo popped up as a top attraction so the next morning we popped round and we were not disappointed, it is a great...More

1  Thank Hamish H
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It's small but very cute. We had fun. They have wolves, bears, ravens, Eagles, Hawks, owls, a snow Leopard and a number of other little creatures. Our 8 year old was entertained enough. I enjoyed it as well.

Thank Ms. Bing
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a small zoo, but it had a variety of wild animals. Great lace for kids. Many rescues so that makes you feel better about visiting:) Plan on spending a couple of hours.

Thank marlaher
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is one of the better small zoos we have been to. Most of the animals have been rescued, so they are mainly local animals, which sets it apart from the big zoos. It is not huge, but you can easily spend a few hours...More

1  Thank Scottbehr
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Was a little worried that the animals would be asleep or hidden since this zoo doesn't open until 10 am and animals a remote active in the morning. The cashier said the admission price is good for the entire day so we could return. Most...More

1  Thank somrtravl
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It may be small, but I love what they are doing here. They rescue injured or imprinted animals who couldn't survive in the wild and give them a great place to live out their lives in comfort. And they are in the process of expanding...More

Thank hotellover13
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the bears and other animals from the area. The staff were friendly and helpful during our visit. The atmosphere was nice. We would not recommend bringing someone in a wheelchair due to the hills in the area.

Thank JRR132
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The very caring people who maintain this zoo are amazing. The animals are there because they cannot be returned to the wild for many reasons. They are well cared for and the caretakers really do want the best for the animals. Very educational to learn...More

Thank DufferNevadaCounty
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31 August 2017|
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Response from annette425 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Go on bigbearzoo website and you will find their hours and also special events over the holidays.
Wayne S
10 July 2017|
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Response from annette425 | Reviewed this property |
not sure of the exact amount. They have the info on their website. They are not cheap. I think around $10 or so.
Miguel O
1 March 2017|
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Response from 128joannat | Reviewed this property |
Not unless it's a service animal.