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The Cat House

3718 60th Street West, Rosamond, CA 93560
661 256 3793
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Rosamond
Type: Museums, Zoos
Description: 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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Henderson, Nevada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Wasn't optimistic after some of the reviews, but turned out to be an enjoyable 90 minutes. You can get within 3 feet of most of the varied collection of cats. Unlike most zoos, the cats were moving in their enclosures when we visited - stretching, climbing, pacing. A big difference from the typical zoo where the large cats are usually... More

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Lancaster, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My husband and I live 20 minutes from the facility and decided to take the drive out to the EFBG. We were pleasantly surprised. The facility is small, but you are able to get a lot closer to the cats than you would be able to in a traditional zoo. The cats all looked healthy and happy. The staff was... More

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I am a volunteer here at EFBC's Feline Conservation Center. Not only that our facility is amazing to volunteer at but we take conservation efforts serious for these beautiful wild felines. We house a total of 71 wild cats ranging from tigers to sand cats. Granted, not all of the cats will be on display to the general public however,... More

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Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I visited with friends in from out of the country while we had some time to spare. We drove out to the facility not expecting over much. We walked in and were greeted by friendly staff, peacocks and peahens, several LARGE Ravens and some of the most beautiful cats I have seen. They were well loved and cared for. The... More

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Carmichael, California
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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a breeding compound to prevent endangered species from becoming extinct. Very clean compound out in the desert area of Rosamond. They are doing a great service & worth checking out. Some of the staff weren't able to answer simple questions about the cats which was curious. Nice drive from Tehachapi thru the Wind Farm Pass -- that was... More

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Bakersfield, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We enjoyed our visit here. It is very well kept. For how small it is I think the price is a bit high. It was a long drive with not much else in the area to do or see. I know it is expensive to maintain a place like this, not somewhere I would return for the price probably not... More

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San Diego, California
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106 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

A worthy stop for cat lovers. They probably have the biggest selection of cats that you can see in any one place anywhere. Lots of rarely seen in zoo cats like, Persian Leopards, North Chinese Leopards, Jaguarundi, Geoffrey's Cat, etc. Not elaborate exhibits, but all the cats appear happy and healthy.

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Bakersfield, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a very interesting facility to visit. It is also called the Exotic Feline Breeding Center. They are doing great work by breeding the almost extinct animals. The problem is once you walk around there is not much else to do. There is not much in Rosamond. The site with a tour guide, who was excellent, only took about... More

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Davis, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The best part about this place is that you are able to get very close to the animals, much closer than at a zoo. An added bonus is that they have peacocks roaming freely on the property, so not only do you get to see exotic cats but you can get a close-up view of these beautiful birds as well!... More

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California City, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Only $7 to view the 30 big cats (most endangered species) they have on display. Leopards, ocelots, jaguars, cougars, tigers, etc I think all but two were active and walking around. Plus you are super close to them. You won't be disappointed! What an amazing place to see these incredible creatures! The grounds are extremely well maintained in a park... More

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