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“kids wanted to see bear” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Certificate of Excellence
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West, Texas
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“kids wanted to see bear”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Ok not great but with going. Go at feeding time 4pm. The were very nice and woke the bear up so my son could see her. The goats were horrible one is huge and fat and horns the little white one

Visited June 2014
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Tucson, United States
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Fantastic at feeding time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

The animals are fed every afternoon at 4:00 during the summer. The animals are mostly rescue animals. The animals all come very close to the visitors during feeding. The guide gave the animals' histories and told us of their individual personalities. At first the grizzly bear's cage looked small but then the bear walked out into the large back area where she catches rabbits on her own. There are cages but they meet or exceed federal and state requirements. This was very enjoyable and I would highly recommend going at feeding time.

Visited June 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Fun and educational for the kids and adults”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stopped by here when we were staying in Pagosa Springs. Make no mistake: the park is small. When we were about half way done walking around, one of the staff members joined us and spent about an hour showing us the various animals, calling them to the fence line and interacting with them. Additionally, she shared the background on many of these animals. Had it not been for this good fortune, I would rate this attraction as "average."

I highly recommend showing up around 3:30pm and then joining the feeding tour (starts with the "Princess" the bear) at 4pm. The staff clearly cares for these animals, which for a myriad of reasons cannot return to the wild.

The gift shop has an interesting and eclectic collection of things to buy, many not your typical gift shop fare.

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank kkingmd
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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3 reviews
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“very sad for the animals”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

the bear and wolves and other animals were caged, just like in a zoo. It seems that the animals are used for profit, because there wasn't anything happy about them. you pay for the entrance so they can be fed, but other than that, it's just sad for the animals.

Visited March 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
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79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure why this is getting such high reviews. While staying in the area on spring break with our two kids, we decided to visit this park based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were all disappointed. This park had 2 coyotes that were sleeping, a grizzly bear that was inside of a brick structure and hardly visible, two porcupines that were in a small kennel insides of pet taxis, an elk that was sleeping in a field, a bobcat, a mountain lion (we did see its tail while it was sleeping on a platform way up high), some goats that we had to walk through very slippery and deep mud to see, two sleepy wolves, and a very friendly emu who will eat right out of your hand. Inside of the cabin where you pay $7 per adult and $5 per child, you can see some common pet store animals (guinea pigs, cats and a lizard). They do have a sugar glider in there, but we were only able to see a small amount if his fur since he was sleeping in a hammock type thing in his cage. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this park. I felt it was too expensive and we didn't get to see any of the animals moving around (maybe it was the time of day since we went at 1pm?). I also felt that the animals were in poor quality environments, although adequate for them to live in, they were very boring for visitors...pet taxis! My kids had more fun feeding wild turkeys in the parking lot than they did walking through the park.

Visited March 2014
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