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“Nature trip without animals is not a nature trip”

Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary
Ranked #225 of 470 things to do in Las Vegas
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We are a lifetime care facility for all sorts of animals from domestic to exotic. Our mission is to provide an enriched, healthy living environment for our animals and to provide for educational opportunities for people to learn about the amazing species that inhabit our planet.
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

They have a lot of animals to see for a medium mom and pop sanctuary. But I loved it. You really get up and personal with the animals and see how they interact. If your visiting is about natura this is the place to go to meet some animals to make your trip complete. I am recommending to my little brother when he comes visit. I think a $14 donation for two is fitting. Place is well kept And not dirty at all people saying that should know there going to a farm. There will be some feathers flying and smell like animals.

3  Thank Shastri M
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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Visit the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary and take the whole family. They are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe-haven for animals of all types. They are serving the public Interest by preventing cruelty to animals that have been abandoned or neglected. As a nonprofit, they do not have the finances to provide elaborate enclosures and displays, but the they do a wonderful job with the resources they have and it is a worthwhile cause to support. In 1776 John Adams wrote, “There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest… and this public passion must be superior to all private passions.”

2  Thank Bigredmachine
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Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Was very disappointed at Gilcrease Orchards - was dirty, dusty, produce was damaged nothing like what the web sight showed or stated - was very disappointing

1  Thank Karl F
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

This is the second time we have visited here. Our young Grandson loved it especially when we got one of the cockatiel to say 'Hello Charlie' . You only pay a donation as an entrance fee, so I sincerely hope visitors do not abuse this. The reserve is well laid out and all the animals and birds look well cared for. Children are able to enter the pen for the goats and pet them. There is a area for picnics but make sure you take your own lunch and drinks.

3  Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

The Gilcrease Sanctuary is worth visiting is you are a local or a tourist. I couldn't be happier to pet little billy goats, admiring several llamas observe you from the lookout of a small hill. It's fun talking with very vocal and colorful macaws, cockatiels, love birds, and amazon parrots. Many of the birds are in portable cages so you can get up close to them without getting bitten! Staff are friendly and will take the birds out of the cages so you can take a picture without the cage wire in the frame. It's a nice little stroll and you can visit a desert tortoise, Koi pond, miniature horses, burros, and of course an extensive flock of African geese and Pekin ducks. The fee is a donation (around $4) and it's an easy 1 hour to 2 hour walk around the sanctuary. Wild turkeys (or tame as you see fit) stroll around in pairs, and pose for your photo. There are ostriches in huddles and emus that are more curious about you than you are about them!

2  Thank Algorithm B
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