Keepers of the Wild
Lions, tigers, and monkeys - OH MY! These are just a few of the amazing creatures who have taken up residence in Valentine making it a stop no animal lover should miss. Keepers of the Wild, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has provided a home to over 150 exotic and indigenous wild animals that were rescued, surrendered, or placed by other animal welfare agencies.
Established in 1995 by Founder Jonathan Kraft, Keepers of the Wild offers a safe, secure, and life-long home to these furry friends. The sanctuary is open to the public six days a week (closed Tuesdays) and you can independently walk around the park or go on a guided tour starting at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:30 PM.
For more information visit their page at www.keepersofthewild.org
Valentine Indian School
Still standing along Route 66 is the main structure of the Hualapai Indian Day School established by President McKinley in 1898. Students lived at the school September to May, wrestling with disease, culture shock and homesickness. Spanish influenza took the lives of 22 children and adults between October 1918 and January 1919. The school closed in May 1937 and the dorms were demolished in 1960. Its bricks, manufactured on site with Indian labor, were recycled to build the Mohave County Museum of History and Arts in Kingman.