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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
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
Woodridge, United States
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“feeding tour”(114 reviews)
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
518 State Highway Bb, Saddlebrooke, MO 65630-3046
+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.

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
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.
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.