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Address: 3718 60th Street West, Rosamond, CA 93560
Phone Number: 661 256 3793
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Description: This is a small non-profit exotic feline breeding center about 1 hour...
This is a small non-profit exotic feline breeding center about 1 hour north of Los Angeles which houses over 70 exotic endangered cats.
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We produced a documentary there in 1986 for International TV. Fantastic place to visit

Joe Maynard is the founder / Director. He's a remarkable man with incredible patience and love for his exotic felines. The documentary we produced was included in our series 'The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Joe Maynard is the founder / Director. He's a remarkable man with incredible patience and love for his exotic felines. The documentary we produced was included in our series 'The Dream Chasers' along with 'The Pickle Family Circus' and other country's unusual subjects. The Mojave episode was so popular. Joe gives his all for his cats. I have huge respect... More 

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Lancaster, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We've lived here over 20 years and finally visited The Cat House during their Twilight Tour. It was a very nice experience even with over 100 degree temperatures. The compound is very clean and interesting. Lots of places to sit and relax and cool off. The volunteer docents were wonderful. If you are looking for something to do that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If you live in Rosamond this is a great place to take your visiting friends and family. It is really fun to see the big cats and your contributions help support the cats.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I drove near this area for years and didn't know it was here. So it's a special find that's worth the visit but with a few warnings. They advertise there are 70 breeding cats on site, however, less than half are on display for various reasons. But the ones on display are amazing to see and to be so close... More 

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Arizona
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Don't be misled by the name - this is a breeding center for exotic cats. They have everything from the world's largest cat (Amur Tiger) to the world's smallest (Black footed cat - 2-5 pounds fully grown!) The cats are easy to see, and there are plenty of volunteers and staff on hand who are happy to answer all your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I've lived in Rosamond for years and finally decided to check this place out. They have a large display of cats and I went there around feeding time which was a treat because they were very active! I had a great time and highly recommend.

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

First watch out for the Peacock poo, that being said it was a great experience. We visited on a Friday afternoon and got to see all the cats except the ones that preferred not to come out and say hi. My son was amazed and kind of nervous when he heard the Panther roar. It was a awesome experience especially... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Ok, this place is small but it's great. Such an amazing experience seeing these cats close up. I went to Santa Barbara zoo the day before and The Cat House was way better. So many cats you don't get to see elsewhere and in a great setting. Definitely worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had to pick up some things in Rosamond and decided to stop at the EFBC along the way. The place is nicely landscaped and they are still planning to renovate and add future projects to the compound. There were volunteers around providing information about the cats and we even got to see one of the volunteers feed hard boiled... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I like that it is close to home. It is fun to walk around and watch the cats. The volunteers seem to know quite a bit about the beautiful cats. Become a sponsor and you get invited to the special events!

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