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Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

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Address: 4821 Hwy 84, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone Number: +1 970-264-5546
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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Got there around feeding time. This is not a zoo. The animals have been saved. Elk, Bears, coyotes, wolves look well cared for. There are some smaller animals as well pigs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 June 2016
Susan D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We visited for the 4pm tour/feeding time and I would highly recommend attending at the same time. (The tour is included in your ticket price) The staff walks in one big loop feeding each animal and educating the visitors about each one. The animals are all caged but close enough to the walking path you can see them at all... More 

2 Thank mrscustomersvc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Our family of six, including our four children ages eight through 16, visited the wildlife park and trail rides on our most recent visit to Pagosa Springs. The staff is warm and friendly. The animals are all rescues or were brought to the facility because they were in a bad situation. It was obvious through observing the interaction between one... More 

Thank Susan L
Nashville, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We went in the morning and the kids had fun feeding the ducks but the bigger animals you couldn't even see. they were either in the back of the cages or who knows where we never found them. If you have young children and they have never seen goats, turtles or ducks it is ok but we can do that... More 

Thank sjm7208
Athens, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This place is interesting, especially if you go during feeding time, but it's kind of like visiting a hospital or orphanage for animals; it's kind of sad. We were the only group with no kids there, and the feeding would have been more enjoyable had the people behind me not been constantly talking while the tour guide was talking.

Thank Margaret G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Got there around feeding time. This is not a zoo. The animals have been saved. Elk, Bears, coyotes, wolves look well cared for. There are some smaller animals as well pigs, turtles. Inside store is nice and reception was friendly. Good place for keeping the kids busy an hour or two.

Thank Susan D
Cleburne, Texas
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175 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

If you are traveling with 2-12 year olds, or are just an animal lover yourself, this is a wonderful up close opportunity for interaction with local animals. For the best experience go at feeding time (2:00 in winter, 4:00 during summer) as this is when the animals are guaranteed to be active. An Adopt-an-Animal program is available as this is... More 

1 Thank Tara K
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Truly enjoyed the sanctuary - the staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The animals were well taken care of and we were able to feed several of them! Photo ops were awesome!

Thank Laurie C
Oak Harbor, Washington
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This was great fun. We arrived just at feeding time. We got to see each of the animals up real close. Princess stood up and scratched her back for like a minute on her fence. You could really get a feel of how big she is. Willow and Grace, the two cats, we're so beautiful. Even in a cage they... More 

1 Thank girlonmonkeyhill
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We vacationed to Pagosa Springs in May and hadn't really checked the weather before we got there. We originally planned to go to the hot springs but the weather wasn't the greatest and we didn't want our little ones to get sick because it was very cold. So instead, we went exploring and ran into the Wildlife Center, so we... More 

Thank jbo827
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I love the wildlife park just to walk around. They have a feeding time when they feed the animals and tell you about the animals. They have some antlers there and you can see how heavy they are. Have bear, imu, elk, mountain lion just to name a few. Great adventure for the kids and adults.

Thank Judith K

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