Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg

#4 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colorado
Specializing in the rescue and care of large predators that have been mistreated, Wild Animal Sanctuary provides a safe place for these majestic creatures, as well as a spot where people can visit them. The impressive center boats 290 hectares (720 acres) of lush grassland, providing ample room for its hundreds of resident animals to roam. View lions, bears, tigers, wolves, and more from the sanctuary's "Mile into the Wild" observation walkway, which stretches above their habitats to cause minimum disruption and discomfort to these territorial animals. As the walkway is elevated, you may want to bring a jacket for protection from the wind. Plan your visit to Wild Animal Sanctuary and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Keenesburg journey builder site .
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  • My husband and I visited the Wild Animal Sanctuary during the week recently. Yes it is a little expensive but this is an amazing facility doing great work to save animals who would otherwise have to b...  more »
  • It's a little on the pricey side, but you do get to walk the viewing walkways at your leisure to view the animals. I think we spent about 4 hours there. It's good to see them with so much room to roam...  more »
  • The size of the sanctuary and the length of the elevated walkway were more impressive than I imagined. BRING BINOCULARS!!! They really enhanced our enjoyment as we could see the animals close up. I do...  more »
  • You'll see reviews kind of all over the place on this sanctuary. My advice: read the website so you know what to expect. I did, and I had an amazing time. It turned out to be a perfect day weather wise and the animals were very active for the winter. Some of the bears were even out! The volunteers were all friendly and informative. This is not a "cheap" outing but that's because you are supporting their important work.
  • What wonderful people that run this Sanctuary are! They provide solely for the animals first, then to the public. This Sanctuary is a very serene place to visit, seeing some tortured souls find peace in their own nature. It's well worth the $30 per person, (No more $$ that you pay at the Denver Zoo) the money is actually a donation. This place was once free to the public, but as more and more animals needed the Sanctuary's help, the owners needed a way to make sure that these animals received everything they needed. This is the largest Carnivore Sanctuary in the world! This is a place for everyone to see what the majestic animals are like in their own true habitat without the stress of the public in their space.
  • The raised walk way is phenomenal. Not only does this type of walkway provide optimum viewing for the wide open habitats these animals can roam in but it also keeps the visitors from encroaching on their territory so they don't feel threatened. I love everything about this place! My family and I can't wait to go again and see what kind of expansions they continue with! Go support the animals.
  • If you only have one place to visit when you are in Denver, this is the place to check out. This non-profit organization is amazing in what they do for abused circus and zoo animals as well as animals that people kept illegally in their homes. Terrific viewing opportunities to see wildlife in a natural setting.
  • It was fun the staff we're very friendly and had answers to all my questions I went with some of my friends that are in wheelchairs and it was extremely wheelchair accessible and I happened to be there at the animal snack time so I got to see them Roar and eat

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