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National Tiger Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Above anything we expected!!!

We were in Springfield for an event and needed something to do during the day. After doing some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
APB25
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Raymore, Missouri
Up close with big cats

My husband and I went on the tour the other day, and we loved it. We decided to splurge a little to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather A
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Woodridge, United States
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National Tiger Sanctuary is a non-profit, rescue facility that currently cares for a variety of big cats, including white and orange tigers, lions, leopards, and mountain lions. Visit our big cats from three feet away at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, or 4 pm...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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518 State Highway Bb, Saddlebrooke, MO 65630-3046
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+1 417-587-3633
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Springfield for an event and needed something to do during the day. After doing some research, I found the National Tiger Sanctuary. We decided that since we had some much time to spare, we would go ahead and do the behind the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went on the tour the other day, and we loved it. We decided to splurge a little to go on the feeding tour, and it was worth it! You are about 3 feet away from the big cats, and the tour...More

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our annual Roadtrip with our final stop in Branson. Looking for something to do and needing a”baby fix”, I made the executive decision to visit the Natural Tiger Sanctuary. This place is awesome. Natalie was our tour guide, an you could tell...More

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the 10 am feeding tour and were a little concerned the rainy weather would be a problem. It actually meant the animals were more active. Our tour guide was super informative and engaging. It was obvious the animals are comfortable, well cared for,...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all it is WAY too expensive. Averaging $100 or more AN HOUR for your family is to much for only a hour or two of your time. It is nice and the animals are awesome of course! But I'd like to see the...More

1  Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Guide was very informative about all the animals at the sanctuary. So interesting to know how they acquired the animals. This is a fantastic facility who have nursed the animals to better health and a better life than where they came from. A must see!

Thank Debi M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We signed up for the tour where you get to feed the animals. The people are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The grounds are fantastic. It is a walking tour with up and downs, could be difficult for someone who is not ambulatory. Feeding the animals...More

1  Thank Bruce K
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the tour very much. Natalie is very knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting and fun information. It's obvious that she and the other workers are dedicated to the animals and the work that they do every day.

Thank JOANN M
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Very nice humane facility. Most of these big beautiful cats are rescued from deplorable conditions. They are given a safe comfortable home. It was fun to see the personalities of some of these cats and learn more about them. There was very light walking but...More

Thank Carrie W
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing! They focus on giving these big cats a place of peace after years of neglect. They have several tour options, a few of which you can even feed these beautiful cats! It’s well worth the drive and money, as they...More

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Briana L
July 17, 2018|
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Response from National Tiger S | Property representative |
We always suggest the tour times based on weather as well. Whenever the weather is the coolest or mildly rainy the cats tend to be most active. If you take a feeding tour, the food incentive will typically always encourage... More
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Nicole N
July 10, 2018|
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Response from Amy C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You are between 2 fences. You put the food in a tube and push it through to the cats.
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Greg A
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Melissa E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is not too long, and those ages would be fine.
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