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Wolf Haven International

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Great if you love wolves, short if you were expecting a longer visit

First and foremost, Wolf Haven is a wolf sanctuary, not a zoo. As they put it "This place is for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SFerence
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Seattle
If you like Wolves, this is a must

Saw their online ad, and had to visit. Glad we did, Be prepared, they do not have any food on site... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
fredc71
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Ridgefield, Washington
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Provides sanctuary for captive-born wolves, guided visits and educational programs about wildlife.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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3111 Offut Lake Rd SE, Tenino, WA 98589-9624
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+1 360-264-4695
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and foremost, Wolf Haven is a wolf sanctuary, not a zoo. As they put it "This place is for the comfort and safety of the wolves, not for humans." Or something like that. Where as in a zoo, the animals are on exhibit for...More

Thank SFerence
WolfHaven, Public Relations Manager at Wolf Haven International, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow - you did an excellent job describing our sanctuary! Really appreciate your attention to detail and respect for our hands-off philosophy with the wolves.As for food and drink, visitors can take bottled water, but that's it. Also, the pavers can be purchased for other...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018

Saw their online ad, and had to visit. Glad we did, Be prepared, they do not have any food on site, but there are several fast food places nearby. Allow several hours, the guided tour is about an hour long, but very informative. The gift...More

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WolfHaven, Public Relations Manager at Wolf Haven International, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

This is all very nice to read - thank you! You're right about the option to stay half a day if you'd like. You can also just come for the 50-60 minute scheduled visit and immediately depart, if you prefer. Some people bring their lunch...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

My wife had guest with us down in Portland so we made the 1:45 hour trip up here to see wolves. It would not be on top of my to do list but I liked it too. They all howled twice while we were there....More

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WolfHaven, Public Relations Manager at Wolf Haven International, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thanks for writing about your visit. We see quite a few visitors from Portland, which is great! You were very lucky to hear the wolves howl, not once, but twice! It is a rare and magical experience to hear 60+ wolves howling in unison. Thanks...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is a sanctuary for wolves that educates the public through tours. We learned a lot about the many wolves there, both the species and their individual stories of how they came to be at the sanctuary. We saw most of them, only one group...More

1  Thank Joanne M
WolfHaven, Public Relations Manager at Wolf Haven International, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hello Joanne, We really appreciate that you wrote such a detailed account of your visit and walk through the sanctuary. It is useful to prepare those who may have not been to Wolf Haven before and aren't sure what to expect. We will pass your...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

I found Wolf Haven while searching for things to do near Olympia. It was a wonderful and informative experience. The staff was very friendly. The wolves are beautiful. We got to hear all the wolves and coyotes howl which was AMAZING!! I recommend taking the...More

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WolfHaven, Public Relations Manager at Wolf Haven International, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you Lisa. I found Wolf Haven International the same way, 17 years ago. We had recently moved to Tumwater, WA, and while looking around the area, my husband and I discovered Wolf Haven. Went on a guided visit to see the wolves and learn...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My hubby reserved this event for us months ago. I am so glad he did! It was a very informative and relaxing evening at Wolf Haven. This was the only Midsummer's Night that was not an overnight camping event and it was an adult only...More

Thank Susan H
WolfHaven, Public Relations Manager at Wolf Haven International, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Susan, we were all blown away by your detailed description of A Midsummer's Night! Thank you very much for supporting Wolf Haven by attending this summer event and taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. The regular Midsummer Night's are $75 per person,...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Went here as a kid. I returned with my husband and kiddo. So cool. We went to the 11:30 tour. The 10am is when they're most active, but we still got a lot of activity. It helped that it was overcast and mid 60's for...More

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WolfHaven, Public Relations Manager at Wolf Haven International, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks for writing this realistic summary of a visit to Wolf Haven. It's great that the wolves howled while you and your family were there - as you mentioned, that doesn't always happen. Glad too that you were able to see several of the wolves;...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

stumbled on this by accident and their billboard said tours Fri-Monday... so we signed up (MUST pre-register!) its a cost of $20 but well worth the money. a guide gives a 50-60 minute tour and it is very informative! you get to see and learn...More

Thank TigerSouthCarolina
WolfHaven, Public Relations Manager at Wolf Haven International, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Well we were Wowed by your review! Thank you so much for being a curious, engaged traveler and finding us. Our admission fees are actually lower than what you quoted ($12 for adults/$10 seniors, active military and students; $7 youth) - the 50-minute guided visit...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Wolf Haven provides a place for wolves that either were injured or formerly owned by humans who could no longer care for them or abused them. They also participate in the efforts to rebuild the species in North America. This was a superb educational experience...More

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WolfHaven, Public Relations Manager at Wolf Haven International, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

We appreciate your positive review, Chuck. Just want to mention that although many of our resident wolves come from terrible situations, some are given up by well-meaning people who come to the realization that wolves and wolfdogs do not make good pets. The other wolves...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

I booked our visit online, very easy and inexpensive. My husband and I were at Millersylvania State Park, so it was less then 10mins to Wolf Haven. I loved the tour, the wolfs & coyotes even howled for us, pretty sure it was because of...More

Thank Crystal B
WolfHaven, Public Relations Manager at Wolf Haven International, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

So glad that you came to visit and that the wolves howled. Isn't that the most amazing sound? Just put the Photo Visit days for 2018 on our website, and they are already filling up, so please take a look. Thank you for coming and...More

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Lynne C
19 July 2016|
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Response from TwoTravelinFools | Reviewed this property |
I just did the Midsummer Night with the Wolves. Incredible! I highly recommend it. There are 5 or 6 Saturdays during the summer where they allow you to sleep out at the sanctuary. We had a tent, but they also allow RVs... More
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Starrty277
5 April 2016|
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Response from SarafinaHerself | Reviewed this property |
Tickets were only $12 when I attended in March of 2016. There are also senior and student discounts ($10).
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ImPenny2506
30 March 2016|
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Response from K M | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The part of Wolf Haven that is open to the public is relatively small, you follow the guide in a loop and stop at each exhibit to discuss wolf life, no hiking. Relatively easy! I hope this helps, enjoy your trip.
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