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Address: 12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL 33625
Phone Number: 813-920-4130
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the...
Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the horizon for a glimpse of a pride of Lions, or a Leopard lounging in the trees? Do you imagine yourself in India, riding an elephant through the high grass with your eyes peeled for the elusive Tiger? Have you ever thought how great it would be to hike through the rainforest, listening to the tropical birds, ever on the lookout for a Leopard or an Ocelot high in the canopy? Have you ever been to the zoo and wanted to be closer to the exotic cats; so close you could almost touch them? You don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to make these dreams come true. The world's largest accredited big cat rescue facility is right here in Tampa, Florida at Big Cat Rescue.
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Big Cats, Small Cats, Happy Cats

What a wonderful place. Unlike many so-called "sanctuaries", BCR is truly a haven for exotic cats. They have plenty of space to roam around, and are treated like kings and queens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Palmetto, Florida

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Just went on this adventure today and although it was hot as could be..a very interesting informative experience. Most of the cats were asleep or in the shade as they were much smarter than us! But cool to hear their stories and how they have been saved. If you are looking for a zoo like atmosphere it truly is not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

OK, but really better to see them at a nice display area like Bush Gardens. Just a bunch of different Cats in cages.

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place. Unlike many so-called "sanctuaries", BCR is truly a haven for exotic cats. They have plenty of space to roam around, and are treated like kings and queens. The cats are treated with the utmost love and respect by the attentive staff, and aren't forced to do tricks or circus type stunts. The tour itself (we went... More 

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Rutledge, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great place for rescued animals. The staff really cares for the animals. It's hard to see many animals awake. Typical hot Florida weather makes the cats nap quite often. Can't get really good pictures due to all the fencing. I had to rent a golf cart due to an injury. People were not respectful to let me get close to... More 

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ocala florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Went as part of a group tour. Very interesting. Felt it was overpriced. Realize it takes funding to run a,rescue facility but think they would get more visitors if the entrance fee was lower. The animals seemed rather lethargic but it is Florida . I'm glad I went but glad it was a reduced fee because of a tour. Would... More 

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tampa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is great to see animals rescued and get a fair chance at life. The facilities were very well kept and comfortable for the animals. You learned a lot about the different species.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It was a great learning experience. We saw a huge lioness, a few leopards, a couple of tigers, and some other big cats. Definitely worth visiting. i would like to return for the night time trip they offer.

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Hampton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I love this place. It is a fantastic experience, and a nice alternative to the typical touristy parks. I go here evry time I visit Tampa.

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Orlando, FL, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was a great event! Our first time there. We saw a lot of cats, I was very happy, wasn't sure since it was 12 PM - 3 PM. Yes, some were sleeping & we couldn't see well but cats sleep a lot. There was plenty of staff throughout to answer questions & make sure all visitors remained safe. They... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The cat's ate being loved and catered yo. The maintain the cats habitat. We're they a lot of space to move around. They gave treats to see of the Tigers lions, and panthers which was watermelon. They actually lived it. They gave the small cat's icicle pops. It was a exciting activity to do. It also helps protect our cats... More 

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Address: 12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL 33625
Phone Number: 813-920-4130
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa

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