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The Wild Animal Sanctuary


Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Visit this 789 acre Rescue and Educational Facility, located just 30 miles outside of Denver, where more than 500 large carnivores roam freely. The "Mile Into The Wild" elevated walkway spans over numerous large acreage habitats with Lion Prides and other groups of rescued carnivores living in natural spaces.

New 48,000 sq. ft. Welcome Center Complex includes Restaurant, Ice Cream Shop, Catering Commissary, and numerous meeting and wedding spaces. The Wild Animal Refuge is the Sanctuary's second site with more than 9,684-acres of natural habitat for more rescued animals.


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  • Group Activities Description: The Sanctuary has activities/tours available for adult or student groups, including guided and unguided facility tours, behind the scenes tours and volunteer activities, educational speaker/presentations, demonstrations, and other educational or volunteering activities for groups. Special events range from 1-2 hour tours, to half and full day activities. Facility and tours are handicap accessible, as is the Sanctuary’s “Mile Into The Wild” elevated walkway and observation decks.
  • Hours: Open Daily: 9am-Sunset
  • Miles to airport: 31
  • Miles to CCC: 37.2
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  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 1200
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 4500
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  • Green Practice Desc: The facility is designed with both active and passive solar heating and energy systems. We incorporate recycling in many aspects from composting to food share programs and waste management.

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  • Exhibits Space
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  • Total Sq. Ft. 48000
  • Catering Any licensed caterer, In-house, In-house or preferred list, Preferred list
  • Type of Venue Parks & Gardens, Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Tradeshow/Expo, Meeting Classroom
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Reception Capacity: 4500



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