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Lakota Wolf Preserve

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Address: 89 Mount Pleasant Rd, Columbia, NJ 07832-2636
Phone Number: 877-SEE-WOLF
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Loved this place The couple do rescues of wolves foxes and bobcats They are limited in how many they can have Was so interesting and they really deserve more assistance Absolutely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
6ella42
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved this place The couple do rescues of wolves foxes and bobcats They are limited in how many they can have Was so interesting and they really deserve more assistance Absolutely loved hearing them howl You do a great job with these beautiful creatures

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Got to see up close and personal the wolves, foxes, and bobcats. Wonderful educational experience, although I would have appreciated more time with the wolves and less time with the foxes and bobcats.

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Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We just went for a tour on Sunday at 4:30pm. The couple who run this sanctuary are trying to do the right thing under sometimes difficult circumstances. They are very informative, very in-depth. Be prepared to stand on your feet for almost 2 hours while the tours are happening. It is almost a bit too long, but it is interesting.... More 

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Lakotawolf, Owner at Lakota Wolf Preserve, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, please know the gift shop is not the wolf preserves. we have no control what is in it. More 

Mays Landing, New Jersey
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Discount tickets for campers at Camp Taylor Campground. Two sessions per day. Can take a shuttle from Camp Taylor or walk (about 10 minute hike - uphill at times). Wolves are visible before entering if they are at the fence. NO SMOKING/ NO EATING or tantalizing the wolves or you will be asked to leave. Please don't go if you... More 

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Boonton, New Jersey
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I took our grandsons, ages 5 and 7, to Lakota in August. On the weekends, you don't need reservations, but there are set times for the tours. It's waaay back into the woods on a very hilly access road. It's both a wolf preserve and a campground. We were all very excited to see the wolves, but... More 

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Columbia, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Can't give Lakota Wolf Preserve enough positive stars. Facility is outstanding and Jim and Becky are amazing in their care and concern for these wolves that we can see up close and learn some interesting facts about them. Tour is a good 1-1/2 hrs with a side view and lecture about bobcats, foxes, etc. I have taken friends from nearby... More 

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Lakotawolf, Owner at Lakota Wolf Preserve, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, just to clarify not all monies go to the preserve. part of the admission fee goes to the property owners not the preserve. and the gift store belongs to the campground not the preserve. we are very happy you enjoyed your visit. we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Philadelphia area
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Each guide provided an tranquil and informative session with the rescued wildlife on the preserve. I loved hearing about the animals, and seeing them in their roomy enclosures, playing and howling on cue. The tour bus provided a comfortable ride to the preserve and the staff was very pleasant and made the trip a most worthwhile experience.

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South Jersey
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Don't come here expecting to pet them or interact with them. They are wild animals and the couple who runs the preserve does an outstanding job educating the tour about them. You will see them pretty close. It's worth the time and money for the tour. They do have a handicapped bus available to take you to the Preserve. There... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was one of my favorite day trips of 2016. Jim presented so much information in a very entertaining way! I was hanging on every word and had no problem hearing him, even above the din of a fairly large crowd. The wolves live in a nice wooded space courtesy of Camp Taylor. The campground benefits by receiving a portion... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here on a Sunday for the 4pm viewing tour (they have a 10am and a 4pm). The treatment of the wolves are great. You can really tell that Jim and the others love and care for all their animals. The tour is about 1.5hrs and it is a guided tours of the wolves, foxes, and... More 

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