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Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

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615 E 2nd St, Red Lodge, MT 59068-9281
+1 406-446-1133
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Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

We visited here with my children during a trip to Red Lodge. They care for animals that are unable... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
Yellowstone Sanctuary

Stopped here on the way out of Red Lodge. This place is for animals that can not be released into... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Kathy B
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is the only public refuge in Montana to house native animals that cannot be returned to the wild due to injury or habituation to humans. We care for over 40 animals and birds, many placed here by Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, including wolves, mountain lions, black bears, bison, elk, bobcat, fox, coyote, eagles, hawks, owls and many more. The sanctuary offers visitors an unparalleled chance to learn about these and other animals by observing them at close range and through interpretive displays.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“bison” (5 reviews)
“black beans” (4 reviews)
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615 E 2nd St, Red Lodge, MT 59068-9281
+1 406-446-1133
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We visited here with my children during a trip to Red Lodge. They care for animals that are unable to be released in to the wild (either due to injury, or misguided people attempting to keep them as pets). My children really enjoyed the coyote...More

Thank Lisamarie1138
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Stopped here on the way out of Red Lodge. This place is for animals that can not be released into the wild. It is kept very clean and the staff were very pleasant. There was a good variety of animals, birds, buffalo, wolves, bears, etc....More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Nice place for families with children. Small facility. I support saving animals that can not be returned to the wild, but I think the bear enclosure was too small. We talked with the person at the desk and she said the cages were larger than...More

Thank gwen h
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This place was so clean and the animals all looked well after and happy. The bears, wolf and fox were my favorites but all the animals were great to see. Its not a zoo all these are animals that could not go back into the...More

Thank Trace2367
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Clarifying the title above as some reviews note it's a "disappointing zoo". It's a local nonprofit wildlife sanctuary that is open to public. The wildlife is either injured or sadly, domesticated by people who felt they should have a Wolf or Lynx, etc. Therefore, they...More

2  Thank FortLauderdaleGal
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We took our 5 year old twin boys and we all enjoyed seeing and learning about the animals. Well kept facility and nice staff.

Thank Stan149
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

They have quite a few animals for such a small place so I think they've done pretty good....and as with some other places sometimes the critters don't come out of the shadows but neither would you on a scorching day

Thank Shane O
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to jump onto the back of a tour as we arrived. The guide was very friendly and really knew her subject. We saw a variety of animals including black bears, many birds, bison, goats, turtles and wolves. Worth saying that this...More

1  Thank East_London_2014
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I always visit the sanctuary when in town, the animals are cared for and the flowers are beautiful, highly recommend to everyone.

Thank hback2017
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed taking our son to the wildlife sanctuary, we got to see all the animals, none were in hiding and we watched the bears playing, which was exciting for our little boy. The little garden area was beautiful too.

Thank Ashlei C
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27 October 2017|
Response from FortLauderdaleGal | Reviewed this property |
You may want to call the Wildlife Sanctuary directly. If they don't, perhaps they will have a resource to help.
10 April 2015|
Response from Judy C | Reviewed this property |
I believe the fees were $7.00 for adults. Their website might have more information but I believe they do have an annual pass that is available. It would probably not be cost effective unless you lived close to the area... More