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West Virginia State Wildlife Center

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Great helpful staff. Snack bar served fantastic chili hot dogs. The animals were easily seen and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
New Castle, Indiana
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I have visited this place for decades and it is improved so much over the years. The animal... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Roger B
Tampa, Florida
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State Route 20, 12 miles south of Buckhannon, French Creek, WV 26218
+1 304-924-6211
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

Great helpful staff. Snack bar served fantastic chili hot dogs. The animals were easily seen and appeared to be well cared for. Only drawback was the fences wouldnt allow for good photos. Good scenery.

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

I have visited this place for decades and it is improved so much over the years. The animal exhibits are big and you can see animals fairly good depending on time of day. There is a lot of walking and some steep slopes

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Wonderful opportunity to see wildlife in close to natural setting. Some animals rarely seen in the wild, even by outdoors people. Very peaceful rural and forest setting. We saw all the animals available. One of the coyotes and a bald eagle actually vocalized for us....More

Thank John B
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

When we arrived we wanted information on the different passes available. The very nice staff person at the gate gave us all of our options with grace and confidence. We are so glad that she explained everything to us. We then bought the year long...More

Thank J F
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Having moved to the area recently from a much larger city (Chicago) it's hard to believe you can find certain experiences here... Well you CAN! The drive to the Wildlife Center is one which takes you well into the country, and along the way we...More

Thank PortersinChicago
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The 1.25 mile paved walking loop is easily traversed by those who can walk well and is accessible for those using strollers, wheelchairs, etc. The animals have spacious homes and were quite active when we were there. The weather shelters provide excellent places to sit...More

Thank ew152017
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Decided to make a day trip over to check this place out. It was almost like being at your own private zoo. There are two lookouts where you can observe deer and buffalo. After that there is a 1.5 mile hike through the woods where...More

2  Thank Willowvacay
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A great place to go get some exercise and see some wild life. We got to see the otters at feeding time which was fun. A lot of the animals were being lazy and we decided the ground hog was in protective custody since winter...More

Thank B F
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Enjoyed the setting, a trail through the woods, visited in the off season in February but still was able to see all the animals except the cougar. Would definitely recommend for families with young children.

Thank cburtyk3
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We went to the Wildlife Center on the first warm and sunny day in February. There is no charge to visit until April, when the weather is generally warmer and more animals could be seen. Some of the exhibits were without their inhabitants-otter, reptiles and...More

1  Thank Catherine W
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Phyllis C
10 July 2017|
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Response from christalfunk | Reviewed this property |
its less than $10/person to enter
Janie K
29 June 2017|
Response from clns0426 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any when i was there. I did notice a very shaded area where you could park an leave windows open. I too have a dog, but I left him home when I went. I only live about 2 miles from the center.