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Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

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27026 N 156th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262-9524
+1 480-471-3621
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Wonderful Conservation Center

The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale, Arizona is well worth your time to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Randi H
The work these people do is amazing

Diane, our volunteer guide, was so informative and interesting. They only do 2 pre-registered Tours... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
J Michael T
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Caledon, Canada
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Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a non-profit rescue and rehabilitation facility specializing in wild mammals. Over 70% of the animals that come into our center are returned to the wild. For those that cannot be released, we offer a home for life in our sanctuary. We conduct guided tours of our Nature Center by appointment only. Reservations can be made on our website under the calendar tab.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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Hours Today: 14:00 - 15:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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27026 N 156th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262-9524
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+1 480-471-3621
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale, Arizona is well worth your time to visit. You need to register in advance to tour the center. A volunteer guide gave us an in depth tour and introduced us to the animals that are living there. The...More

Thank Randi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Diane, our volunteer guide, was so informative and interesting. They only do 2 pre-registered Tours a day to keep the animals comfortable and although the animals on display are not able to be rehabilitated, one does not feel it is a zoo. All proceeds go...More

1  Thank J Michael T
Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your visit and the positive review! You are helping us save wildlife!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Diana was our excellent volunteer guide. This is an amazing place with an inspirational story. An individual opened her 10 acre property to injured, abandoned or endangered animals with the intent to rescue, rehabilitate and release them. True to that philosophy, over the years they...More

1  Thank Celine W
Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting us and for your positive review! I am so glad you enjoyed the tour! I will let your guide know you posted, she will be thrilled!

Reviewed 14 October 2017

We were provided an educational tour of multiple animals. The encounters were up close and provided lots of useful information! You can tell the tour guide really cared about each animal. All animals appeared well taken care of and it is great that everyone treats...More

2  Thank Candice L
Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are so happy you enjoyed your tour! Thank you for helping to save wildlife!

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I have to say I didn't really know what to expect when I came across this "wildlife tour" while planning a vacation to the Scottsdale, AZ area. I thought we might see a couple of small critters and birds as a part of the tour....More

1  Thank Teresa F
Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! We are really glad that you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you back again next time you are visiting.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Definitely a place to see and visit while in the Scottsdale area. Depending where you are coming from, this place can be a drive. Out in the middle of farmland. Locally owned and operated by Linda. Tours are given by volunteers. You do need reservations....More

1  Thank CAnderson40
Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to try something different than the zoo. The road to this place is deceiving as it is a dirt road. You also need an appointment to see the animals. We did not realize it and showed up. The lady volunteer was very helpful and...More

2  Thank Mastachiw
Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you so much for your positive review! Sometimes we can't accomodate but we try to when we can. I am glad you enjoyed the trip!

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Up close experience with stunning animals. Some stories will break your heart. Thank God there are such wonderful people to care for them. Monica was an excellent tour guide. Would love to volunteer if I lived here. Planning our next vacation to include the full...More

1  Thank Laurie C
Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

I am so glad you enjoyed the trip! We have a tour guide named Marcia--she's fantastic (then again, all our guides are!!!) Thank you for the positive review!

Reviewed 10 September 2017

This place is a hidden gem in north Scottsdale and it felt so peaceful and beautiful. My husband and I were the only ones in the tour so it was a much more personable and private experience. The tour was educational as well as entertaining;...More

1  Thank cpate86
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This offers a unique experience to be able to observe and enjoy beautiful desert wildlife from just a few feet away vs in a zoo setting. My favorite part of the tour was when we hooked up with "Goliath" (I think his name was?), a...More

1  Thank chokkokat
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siswilk1113
3 September 2017|
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Response from Judtech | Reviewed this property |
25 per person. Well worth it. I'm going out again in October
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Mandi L
31 May 2017|
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Response from Mary Jo C | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, as we left right after the tour. I doubt it, though as the tour is specific to just certain animals. Call and ask before you go.
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