We went here last week and LOVED it. It is a very well run rehabilitation center for animals of all kinds. They have very spacious areas for the animals and it is clear that they are very happy and well taken care of.
We went on a gorgeoues fall day so the weather was perfect. I do agree with another reviewer that the hours are a bit inconvenient, but that is the time they use to care for the animals. They are open from 12-3 Tuesday - Saturday. There is no cost for admission, but donations are appreciated.
The animals here are beautiful and it is so fun to watch them interact. I love that they allow certain species to mix and mingle. Our favotite exhibit was the one with the tiger and the black bear together. Apparently they became friends as cubs and now are inseperable. It is adorable and my kids loved it.
The people working there were super nice and very helpful, you can tell they really love what they do and the animals as they talked about them like they were their children.
It was a great experience and highly recoomended to any animal lover or family with kids.
We headed to Noah's Ark on the way home from a run to the ATL airport with our seven-year-old. We just happened to get there during the sanctuary's limited hours from noon - 3pm.
The only problem was right there: mid-afternoon in July in Georgia is miserably hot. Most of the animals were sleeping inside their habitats and the whole place was teeming with groups of day-care kids, who were also not tolerating the heat very well. It would be so nice, if during the summer, Noah's Ark offered earlier hours when more of the animals are active and the experience is more pleasant.
That was really the only bad note though. Noah's Ark was a great experience outside of the weather. We saw lots of animals that we would not be able to see elsewhere. And unlike some of the other zoo-type places around GA, it was clear that all of the animals were in great health. Most had large areas to roam around in and enjoy mostly natural surroundings.
Our daughter really enjoyed the fact that there were peacocks roaming freely all around the property, especially when one got very curious and walked up to her to check her out.
My favorite things were the tigers. So huge and beautiful, but acting just like our house cat!
Good To Know:
- Noah's Ark is free, but donations are very welcome
-Be sure to bring sunblock - you will need it!
-Grab a map at the visitor's center before you head out to see the animals. Even if you don't follow the trail, it will help you make sure you don't miss anything.
-I would suggest visiting in the spring or fall when the temperatures are not so hot.
I liked this place way better than Zoo Atlanta. There seems to be a lot more space to make natural habitats for the animals. Plus, these animals weren't bred for captivity or bought to be put on display - this is a working rehabilitation center for stranded, stray, abused and neglected animals of all kinds. When we went they had 2 actual full-grown male lions that had been rescued. That was the highlight for me. The lions had lots of room to run around or lay in the sun in their enclosure.
The place is technically free, but it is recommended that you contribute since it runs on donations. There is a welcome building with restrooms and vending machine(s), but most people pack a lunch or bring snacks.
Noah's ark is an animal and child rescue place that is funded by donations only. They have free roaming pigs, emu's, lamas, deer, ponies and tons of other animals. The foster kids that live ther help take care of the animals and live there at the facility. There are picnic tables near the parking so you can eat before you go in. The place is huge and takes about 2 to 3 hours to see everthing. it is well worth it.