We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kroschel Films Wildlife Center

Features Animals
1.8 Mile Mosquito Lake Road, Haines, AK 99827-9704
+1 907-767-5464
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Haines Photography Tour - Skagway departure
More Info
and up
Haines Photography Tour - Haines departure
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steve kroschel” (27 reviews)
“animal lovers” (13 reviews)
1.8 Mile Mosquito Lake Road, Haines, AK 99827-9704
+1 907-767-5464
Write a ReviewReviews (331)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 325 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steve and his staff are quite the characters and give you a great learning experience. Make reservations before you leave home as they keep the crowd small and intimate

2  Thank BriggsFancy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must make reservations for visit. So glad we went! Was like a hands on class regarding the wildlife exhibited and it was exceptional! Learned so much and the treatment of the animals was almost like having them in the wild. Guide was the best! The...More

3  Thank virginias729
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We live in rural PA. I can see deer, bear and more by going a few miles from town. But this was different! The animals / actors are respected & almost at arms lenght. They're well taken care of & you relearn how important they...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Amazing place to visit was one of the highlights of our trip! We were traveling with two girls ages 11 and 7 and they loved the animals!!! It was also wonderful to see how passionate the owners spoke about the animals!

2  Thank Michael V
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Almost didn't go on this tour but SOOOOOO glad we did. Whenever we speak to our friends about our Alaskan experience we start with the highlight, Kroschel's sanctuary. There is a palpable love shown for these orphaned animals and a concern for their well being....More

3  Thank Claudine B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Actually, you can put a carrot in your mouth and stick your face toward the moose who will then grab the carrot from your mouth, and possibly leave you with a nice wet nose from bumping his nose. Lots of interesting stories about the animals,...More

2  Thank David R
Reviewed 2 October 2017

What led us to take this tour (aside from our love of animals and those who care for them) was a film entitled "Chasing the Phantom". It is about the elusive wolverine and how Steve Kroschel adopts and raises two orphaned wolverine kits. Needless to...More

9  Thank Vector123
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The interaction with the animals is by far the best experience of my life. The knowledge and care of all the people involved with their care is evident.I highly recommend this tour!

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This was certainly an up close view of the center's rehabitated animals including a wolf, bear, moose, hawk, reindeer, wolves and many others. Steve Kroschel is such an enthusiastic host that you can't help but have a great time. The visit instills in its visitors...More

1  Thank LovesCruisesToo
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed hearing the history of this place and learning about all the animals. It was obvious that the animals loved the people who worked here. We were able to pet a fox, feed reindeer, kiss a moose (feed it a carrot from your mouth...More

Thank ARB1615
Kroschelfilms, Owner at Kroschel Films Wildlife Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your time writing such a kind review. Your feedback has prompted me to note a few things about our tour in the hopes that future visitors can benefit from this information. Over a two hour period our guests walk approximately 600 yards....More

Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Haines
Westmark Inn Skagway
230 reviews
40.54 km away
Captain's Choice Motel
124 reviews
40.60 km away
Sgt. Preston's Lodge
178 reviews
40.66 km away
Halsingland Hotel
139 reviews
41.11 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Skagway Fish Co.
480 reviews
40.44 km away
Red Onion Saloon
903 reviews
40.44 km away
The Rusty Compass Coffeehouse
77 reviews
40.65 km away
Mountain Market & Spirits
130 reviews
40.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum
610 reviews
40.44 km away
Chilkoot River
134 reviews
15.33 km away
Haines Brewing Company
36 reviews
40.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Robin F
8 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from jerome b | Reviewed this property |
I would contact Kroeschel to set up an appointment and then do a car rental for the day. You can rent through the Captain motel. I believe the drive is under thirty miles and the roads are fine.
Cathie G
28 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Ral W | Reviewed this property |
You would need to check the cruise ship schedule for both Haines and Skagway to find a date they are not booked up with cruise passengers. We called several days ahead, mid-July, and were able to be added on to a cruise ship... More
6 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Kroschelfilms | Property representative |
Not too much. The tour is two hours in length and so you walk a maybe 30 feet and stop and rest on benches and then walk ten feet, twenty feet.. NOT a hike. We sometimes push people that are paraplegics ! Call ahead if you... More