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Address: N. 17020 Newport Hwy, Mead, WA 99021
Phone Number: 509-238-4126
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Great for kids

It was nice to go see the cats at cat tales. This is really good place for the kids to visit. I would have been nice ce if I could have feed one of the big cats.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I'm a huge fan of good zoos and good rescue organizations. While there are a couple of good exhibit-type spaces, the rest are more like kennels; certainly inadequate to meet the needs of the cats. Especially regarding the biggest species, enrichment is nonexistent, the spaces are much too small, shelters are terrible, and several of the animals I observed were... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was nice to go see the cats at cat tales. This is really good place for the kids to visit. I would have been nice ce if I could have feed one of the big cats.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

it is great to have a place that saves these majestic animals I have brought visitors from Australia to visit Cat Tails

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The reviewers who berated this attraction trouble me. The enclosures were clean, secure and the cats appeared to be well fed and in good health. There are a few things critics need to consider. Throw a $20-30 million dollar upgrade and a multi-million dollar annual operating budget at Cat Tales and it would be spectacular. Now to the reality of... More 

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Spokane WA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you are in the Spokane area, Cat Tales is well worth the visit. Be aware that this is not a zoo; it is a zoological training center and is focused on training zoo-keepers and the rescue of big cats. Whenever we have company from out of town, we plan a visit to Cat Tales. I love the way the... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I liked that the cats were being saved and taken care of, but they need a bigger area. I also liked being able to feed the Tiger, He is so majaestic. Please Help the Big Cats

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is very small and subsists almost entirely on donations. Most of the cats are Tigers but there are also Lions, Cougars, Pumas, and a few other cats. They give the larger cats larger cages and they are trying to expand. The more people visit and the more they donate the larger the enclosures become. They have room to... More 

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spokane
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I am not prone to visit 'zoos' normally, so this is probably an unfair review. Stuck between the Newport Highway and railroad tracks Cat Tales has limited space. The cages were clean but small, and the cats are big. I asked about the limited amount of space and was told that since the animals were given their meals they no... More 

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Kellogg, Idaho
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Very small establishment, took us 10 minutes to walk through the "park" and I believe it was $10 per person. Some animals had large enclosures but a majority of the cats were in small, chain link fence cages. The smaller cats slept in what looked like a chicken coop. I'm usually not one to get worked up about these kinds... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Upon arriving, I believed the zoo extended behind the cages giving these big cats some freedom to roam. I was wrong! The cages were small, the cats looked sad. The area smelled. While I feel the staff was doing their best with what they have, these large cats need some space!! Our drive back to our campsite was a quiet... More 

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