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“A Roar-Fest Among the Big Cats!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lion Habitat Ranch

Lion Habitat Ranch
382 Bruner Ave, Henderson, NV 89044
702 595 6666
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Ranked #3 of 40 attractions in Henderson
Type: Zoos
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Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A Roar-Fest Among the Big Cats!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have been following Bev and Keith for years, enjoying their big cats at the MGM and at the "Cat House". The Lion Habitat Ranch on Bruner Ave. is now the best place around to get up close and personal with these amazing animals! for a small fee, you can walk around all day enjoying these beautiful, regal felines in their clean, spacious enclosures. And for a reasonable price, you can sit in with the cubs and feed one with a bottle! What an experience to hold (allow a cub to squirm) on your lap while he frantically paws and whines for the bottle!

Every time we go (several times per year), we are treated to a chorus of huge, deep roaring conversations among the old lions. Sometimes they have gone on for ten minutes or more. This is a well-designed and maintained facility that gives these African lions the best captive environment they could have. Our next adventure will be the Trainer for a Day program!

Visited February 2013
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Cambridge, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“The Lions formerly of MGM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The Lion Habitat is the Lions that were used in the MGM Casino Las Vegas. Since the MGM cancelled the contract to have the cats in the casino habitat, the owners have opened their facility to the public! it;s an up close view of the lions that in many ways are treated like loved family pets. The lions are kept in enclosures and are onlt a few feet from you ( behind fences of course). It is the closest I have ever been to lions, one actually roared at me!

They had at the time 7 cubs (4 months old) and it was really interesting to see them play and hand feed these little cats.

The staff was very imformative, friendly and provided a very nice experience. There were very few people there to see the lions so it is a very personal experience, not rushed or crowded.

If you have an interest in lions, it is a must stop while in Vegas.

Visited February 2013
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Cambridge, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Loved our visit!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We headed out to the ranch on a whim, but couldn't have been happier with our decision. $20/adult for a visit and you can stay as long as you like. You get within 5 feet of the lions in their cages. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and more than willing to spend their time answering any questions. It is amazing to see the lions interact with the staff.....they are so affectionate and come running at the sound of their voices. Listening to all the male lions roaring once they get going is a cool experience as well. We highly recommend visiting and we will probably make a return visit in the future.

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“A MUST see!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

These are the former MGM Grand Hotel lions and the facility opened to the public Dec 2012. The facility is immaculate and currently has 40 lions and 7 cubs. Offering cub interactions, trainer for a day, private tours, etc. Admission is $20/adult with one free child (interactions extra). The cubs were approx 13 weeks old during our cub interactions - they are adorable and bottle feeding a cub is rare opportunity. Great fun & a wealth of lion education for adults & children.

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