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California Wolf Center

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Behind the KQ Campground on Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-0030
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Awesome Educational Experience

We decided to grab the deal on Groupon for the membership. My kids and husband love wolves. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maria E
Very informative and fun!

If you're looking to learn about the history of wolves in this area and what's being done... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joanne W
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San Diego, California
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Behind the KQ Campground on Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
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+1 760-765-0030
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"gray wolves"
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"dirt road"
in 7 reviews
"conservation efforts"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 5 reviews
"private tour"
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"tour begins"
in 3 reviews
"answered everyone's questions"
in 2 reviews
"spend some money"
in 2 reviews
"packs of wolves"
in 2 reviews
"tour group"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
"apple pie"
in 2 reviews
"enclosures"
in 17 reviews
"fence"
in 13 reviews
"presentation"
in 15 reviews
"american"
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"lecture"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to grab the deal on Groupon for the membership. My kids and husband love wolves. It is a short drive to Julian from San Diego. They have specified instructions on how to handle the parking and it was nice to know ahead of...More

1  Thank Maria E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking to learn about the history of wolves in this area and what's being done conservation wise, this is a great place to visit. The guides were very knowledgeable and informative. They also have an introduction slide and video show to give visitors...More

Thank Joanne W
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We chose the wolf pack tour. We had a short, educational and entertaining presentation prior to going out to see the wolves. That meant we had a much better idea of why the wolves are shy and why they needed to be helped to get...More

1  Thank Larcabout R
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

What’s to go to this place for ages. About an 1 1/2 hours from San Diego. Winding roads then you meet an escort who takes you on a dirt road to the center. It’s a bit rocky! You have a talk about their mission of...More

Thank Cara C
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Booked the tour using groupon and visited on a Saturday morning in January 2018. Recommend eating prior to arrival, there is nothing to eat on location. There is a great place to eat called the Descanso Junction,, just off exit 40 on highway 79, (hours...More

7  Thank montecarlo5542
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Very knowledgeable, pleasant and friendly personnel who were readily available to all guests. Good directions for locating sanctuary. Highly recommend. Would return with others to enjoy the experience.

1  Thank 746lynng
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

It was a really interesting presentation and experience. This group is doing so much to save the Mexican Gray Wolf and to help "wolf" efforts in N. America. You don't get to see all the wolves- but the goal is to keep the wolves wild...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

The focus at this CA Wolf Center is on conservation efforts to strengthen the genetic gene pool of the Mexican Gray Wolf and facilitate its return to natural habitats. The dedication of the people at this center is extraordinary. Our tour guide, John is very...More

Thank Sue V
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I love what the California wolf center does. The work they do is invaluable, and I am happy to support them. However, we were pretty disappointed with the tour. The drive out from Carlsbad was beautiful, but definitely plan well enough in advance to get...More

5  Thank aboyer8
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our trip to the California Wolf Center was a birthday present to our son, who has been very interested in wildlife and animals in general. At 12 years old, he was old enough to appreciate the tour and the experience, but my younger one (7)...More

1  Thank ReiseB
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kristieandmark
3 December 2017|
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Response from ReiseB | Reviewed this property |
Oh man! I just saw this question. Obviously way too late, but yes, it's all behind a fence and you have to be lucky to catch the sight of a wolf actually. They told us they keep them 'not used' to people, because they want... More
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Cheryle P
12 June 2017|
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Response from a10com | Reviewed this property |
You have to book in advance.
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Anitsirk A
16 April 2016|
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Response from MaryAnnLens | Reviewed this property |
I bought a year membership with a groupon. I think general admission is $20 and very well worth it!
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