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Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

#3 of 21 things to do in Red Lodge Features Animals
615 E 2nd St, Red Lodge, MT 59068-9281
+1 406-446-1133
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I really wanted to see this site and was willing to pay the admission. I was greatly disappointed... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Linda T
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Advised to visit ......

What can I say, but disappointed beyond belief. Felt this was a sad excuse of a sanctuary, all... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
United Kingdom
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Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is the only public refuge in Montana to house native animals that cannot be returned to the wild due to injury or habituation to humans. We care for over 40 animals and birds, many placed here by Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, including wolves, mountain lions, black bears, bison, elk, bobcat, fox, coyote, eagles, hawks, owls and many more. The sanctuary offers visitors an unparalleled chance to learn about these and other animals by observing them at close range and through interpretive displays.
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  • Terrible2%
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615 E 2nd St, Red Lodge, MT 59068-9281
+1 406-446-1133
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

I really wanted to see this site and was willing to pay the admission. I was greatly disappointed. It took me no more than 15 minutes to see everything. I realize it's a sanctuary but I didn't think that some of the larger animals had...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 13 May 2017

What can I say, but disappointed beyond belief. Felt this was a sad excuse of a sanctuary, all animals had either been orphaned, kept as pets or runts of litters and been 'saved'. They looked sad, lonely and pitifully BORED. Couldn't wait to get out...More

Thank Dweezelly
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The kids loved the animals and it was small. Not over bearing with too many things to do. It was nice in Oct so I can only imagine what it would be like in spring and summer.

Thank Crystal J
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time there!The facility is amazing and it's easy to see how much time and effort they put into their animals. Kara was our tour guide and she did an amazing job! She was so friendly, enthusiastic, and clearly...More

Thank Megean B
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Had a great time with a very knowledgeable staff to educate and inform. We felt that it was well worth the price of admission especially with the discount coupon book that is sold every year in Billibgs.

Thank 4mary13
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Well maintained place.. nice people a must see visit while in the the big town of Rock Dodge... smiles

Thank Shane O
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Enjoyed visiting the sanctuary that takes in injured animals and those that were with humans who couldn't care for them any longer. Lovely area and well worth the visit.

Thank carolynoker
Reviewed 24 September 2016

spent an hour strolling around this place and was worth every penny, all the animals have a story and the staff are only happy to tell you about them

Thank essex54
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Cute place to go and look at animals and take my 8 month old son to. He loved and so did me and my boyfriend.

Thank Bri M
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a smaller sanctuary than others but they have a nice good variety of animals. Being smaller and less crowded, it felt a little more personal too. Most of the staff I encountered were helpful and friendly.

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we have been wanting to visit the sanctuary since moving to montana in 2012. finally have the time to do it. what are the fees to visit the animals?????? do you have family passes
9 April 2015|
Response from Judy C | Reviewed this property |
I believe the fees were $7.00 for adults. Their website might have more information but I believe they do have an annual pass that is available. It would probably not be cost effective unless you lived close to the area... More