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“Up close and personal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Serenity Springs Wildlife Center

Serenity Springs Wildlife Center
24615 Scott Road, Calhan, CO 80808
719-347-9200
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Calhan
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Owner description: Opened in 1993, Serenity Springs Wildlife Center is home to over 120 big cats, including lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, genets, servals, caracals, coatimundi, bears and even Ligers! We are the largest federal and state licensed placement facility in Colorado.Over the years, with dedication and determination we've become Colorado's premiere big cat facility. We are proud to be the only facility in the state, including government funded zoological parks, to qualify for and be granted, a State of Colorado Zoological License.It is with joy that we provide care and love to the exotic cats in our care. See all of the opportunities you have to spend time with these majestic animals.
Parker, Colorado
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Up close and personal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were able to play with the cubs, which is something everyone should try once in a lifetime. It was very interesting hearing about the history of the cats, you can tell they are well taken care of and loved by all. I took some wonderful pics, but the next time I will sign up for the photography tour. A must go!

Visited October 2013
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Thornton, Colorado
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“Thanks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Each time we visit, we are impressed with the clean sizeable areas each animal has to roam and the care and concern the employees have for these beautiful animals.
It is a great experience to be able to see them up close and even to hold the young ones.
Thanks for giving them a safe caring place to live out their days and for sharing them with us

Visited December 2013
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Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous big cats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We visited on a family fun day, so had a limited tour. We'll be back for the photography tour the next time we're in Colorado Springs, however, we enjoyed our visit so much. As Donna M said in her review, it is obvious that the staff and volunteers really love the animals in their care. Less than an hour from the centre of Colorado Springs, and just down the road from the Paint Mines, so very accessible. Extremely highly recommended.

Visited September 2013
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Sea Island, GA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“If you love animals...don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and drove approximately one hour to visit this cat sanctuary. Drive was peaceful and easy and the center was not difficult to find. Don't arrive too early because the gates will not open until tour time, but you can see lots of cats in their enclosures from the parking area.

Inside was a sheer delight...lots of up close looks at gorgeous cats and even an opportunity to play with a tiger cub...a definite "bucket list" opportunity not to be missed.

Visited September 2013
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Colorado
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“Awesome - Very Nice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Very nice setup that really makes you feel good when you leave. They are expanding now so a winter trip is in order for us.

Thanks, we will return. Possibly for the feeding tour :)

David Swiger

Visited September 2013
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