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Lakota Wolf Preserve

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Address: 89 Mount Pleasant Rd, Columbia, NJ 07832-2636
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Great learning experience!

Had a fun day learning about wolves, fox and bobcat & seeing them up close; got nice pics despite the chain linked fence; they have a cute gift shoppe. Highlight of the day was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2016
Cindy M
Bloomsbury, New Jersey
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Harrington Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Our visit was very poor. I would not recommend this as a destination for families with special needs and/or rowdy children. Here is what happened. Let me start by saying that my son has ADHD. It is a serious disability, one that is often misunderstood to just be rowdiness or misbehavior. This disability affects his impulse control. People often misinterpret... More 

10 Thank Philip L
Lakotawolf, Owner at Lakota Wolf Preserve, responded to this review

First of all we have no problem with children, we have a long list of schools that visit every year and just read all of our other reviews from parents and families who have visited. I find it interesting that our only 2 bad reviews are from parents who’s children were doing just what we asked them not to do... More 

Bloomsbury, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Had a fun day learning about wolves, fox and bobcat & seeing them up close; got nice pics despite the chain linked fence; they have a cute gift shoppe. Highlight of the day was when they got the wolves howling, gave me goose bumps! Cons: had around 60 to 70 people in our touring group which made it difficult to... More 

3 Thank Cindy M
Mahwah, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Tripadvisor reviews were once again spot on- educational and interesting enough to keep the kids off their electronic devices- for a while at least! Very memorable experience- the animals are beautiful, the owners are exceptional teachers and the chance to hear the eerie wolfpack howl is worth the price of admission.

3 Thank JennAndDeanGo2Dinner
Long Valley, New Jersey
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503 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Lakota Wolf Preserve is an interesting diversion in western New Jersey. These people are passionate about the wolves, and they know their stuff. There are different varieties of wolves in the enclosures, and the commentary is very informative. They also have bobcat and foxes on the property as part of the tour. Check the times and call ahead on weekdays.... More 

1 Thank OziDiver
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

This place is amazing! The animals are beautiful and well cared for, The staff members are genuine and you can tell they really care about these animals and the shrinking habitats for all of Americas wildlife. I highly recommend a visit and tour if you are anywhere near this preserve.

Thank jdone
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Wonder experience. Very educational! The owners are extremely knowledgeable and kind! I wish there was adult tours and children tours though because the children can be really loud during the presentation but it really didn't affect the quality of the talk. I learned a lot about foxes, bobcats and wolves! I can't wait to go back!

1 Thank Cynthia S
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

About an hour visit. Worth if you are around. Wolfs , bobcats and foxes. Some basic information from the owners. Interesting and short visit.

Thank Igor_Zubkov
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

First off, I did not do the tour but I checked the place out in advance for elderly guests. The road to the preserve can be steep but it does handle plenty of Rvs. I imagine it can be icy in winter, so take care. I believe the reviews are accurate that this is an amazing place, but there are... More 

3 Thank californialady12001
Lakotawolf, Owner at Lakota Wolf Preserve, responded to this review

thank you for the 5 star review but Seems kind of unfair to write a review at all, when all you did was drive by? if it was a weekday yes we do class trips for schools so there could have been kids there. we are not going to turn away someone if their hair is pink! Weekdays are also... More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

The animals are well kept in some of the largest and well thought out natural Enclosures I have ever seen. The owners an very nice and very informative. They are also very good public speakers. Nothing is more uncomfortable then listening to a talk from nervous public speakers. Great for the whole family or even an impromptu day date .

3 Thank fisheriesguy
Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

My fiancé and I went to the preserve this afternoon, and it was awesome. The wolves, foxes, and bobcats are beautiful. The animals were very playful and attentive to their audience. You can tell they are well cared for. Hearing them howl at the end of the tour was awe inspiring. The owners were very knowledgeable. It was a fun... More 

1 Thank Carissa S

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