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Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

#2 of 23 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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Such a great little place

This is not a large sanctuary compared to others I've been to but it definitely is a great visit. I... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
via mobile
Most unprofessional people I have dealt with

Booked a group activity with Tim a month in advance, to include small animal encounter. Had to book... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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615 E 2nd St, Red Lodge, MT 59068-9281
+1 406-446-1133
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is not a large sanctuary compared to others I've been to but it definitely is a great visit. I went specifically to see the raptors but was totally taken with the goofy porcupines. They were adorable. The staff obviously cares very much about each...More

2  Thank daintygirl
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Booked a group activity with Tim a month in advance, to include small animal encounter. Had to book twice, because our first attempt he informed me the people who could do this would be unavailable on our original request date. We gave him all the...More

2  Thank slotgeorge
Apache512, Finance Diretor at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

We apologize for your experience here. There was confusion upon your arrival. Tim was not in town that entire week and we had no confirmation of your plans here. We did offer you a tour but you declined it. As far as the animal encounter;...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016

Some walking involved, but a great representation of wild animals from the area (including birds) that cannot be released back into the wild. Several areas under construction. Only negative, they have no room to expand.

1  Thank ta96silver
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Not sure if there doing these animals any favors by keeping them in these small cages. Watching the bears pace back and forth in a small section was sickening. These are definitely not natural habitats.

Thank bob34280fl
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We visited after driving the Beartooth Highway from Yellowstone. It was nice to find a sanctuary for those wild animals who cannot be returned to their habitats. The staff are to be commended for their good work.

Thank angelvet
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Small but good for little grandchildren. Beautiful gardens. Should good in the morning because we went in the afternoon and the bears, elk, and mountain lion was napping!!

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 20 July 2016

While visiting Billings, we decided to see the sanctuary. It is small and in need of donations, but the animals are well cared for. We didn't get to see the bison, he must have been hiding in the shelter. Many of the "about the animal"...More

Thank aseals2
Apache512, Guest Relations Manager at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thanks for the visit. We are in the process of changing out our signs that hold each animal's story. The wild ravens and magpies have been extra busy this year tearing them apart.

Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is a must visit when in the area. We lined up a private tour with Tim. He was very good and understood the animals history and place not only in their sanctuary, but also the role the species plays in the...More

Thank Casey T
Reviewed 5 July 2016

You have to be really lucky to see a wolf in the wild so here's your chance to meet a wolf and see at close hand a range of animal waifs and strays who cannot, for various good reasons, be returned to the wild.

Thank 415John
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We took a little while to walk around. The staff was very friendly and answered all of our questions. Others have criticized some of the enclosures but I think they do the best they can. As my title said, I walked away with the thought...More

Thank Bill C
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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