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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

#2 of 68 things to do in Eureka Springs Features Animals
239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
+1 479-253-5841
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Great visit!

Our 2nd visit to the refuge and it was just as great as the first. We decided to try a morning tour... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2016
Lindsey B
via mobile
Great family activity

This big cat rescue facility takes you on a guided tour of the animals that have been rescued and... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2016
Karen H
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“walking tour” (128 reviews)
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239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Our 2nd visit to the refuge and it was just as great as the first. We decided to try a morning tour this time, to see if the cats would be more active. Still pretty lazy, but i can't blame them in the heat. I...More

Thank Lindsey B
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This big cat rescue facility takes you on a guided tour of the animals that have been rescued and each animals story. They have several lions, a couple of bears and lots of tigers.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The work and commitment to success that you see and experience is second to none and so even if you're not much into seeing such big animals in a zoo like setting, you'll still be impressed by Turpentine Creek.

Thank Imelda C
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This was a neat place to visit. The big grizzly at the front was extremely fun to watch. We were able to see a lot of tigers,lions and ligers. They would get in pools and swim or be walking in the enclosures. There is a...More

1  Thank Sarah P
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We missed the very last guided tour of the afternoon. I think we would have enjoyed it more if we had made it in time for that. But just walking be the animal enclosures was fun. Very hot in June though. Might bring our kids...More

Thank jpow323
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Me, my wife, daughter and mother all went as a stop in our ozarks vacation. We took the trolley ride, which I recommend, and got to see many of the animals. The staff are all interns and you can tell they love what they are...More

Thank soapdonkey
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

At first glance I felt the price was more than we were interested in spending however the more I read the more I felt good about giving to the cause. We went on an extremely hot day so a lot of the animals were hiding....More

1  Thank Mary T
Reviewed June 16, 2016

The actual park is okay. It is underfunded so they have to use money to feed and care for the animals rather than make fancy walkways and tourist centers. Donations are great if you can afford it. There is a nice gift shop and all...More

Thank Autumn W
Reviewed June 15, 2016

This place is very well ran and the people are very friendly. Lots of animals to see and lots of educational information. There isn't a lot of shade though, so it would be best on a day when it isn't hot. The animals aren't as...More

Thank J-Hawker2013
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

All of the animals are behind several layers of fencing which makes taking pictures difficult. Very little shade and had to wait over an hour for the trolley. You could easily do everything here in 15 minutes. Military discount available! Intern was very knowledgeable. They...More

Thank Rice H
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VicCNJ
About how close do you get to the animals. We have been to another facility near Branson and you get as close as 3 feet from their big cats.
May 17, 2017|
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Response from Xraykittykat | Reviewed this property |
Probably 10-15 feet . They are a no touch facility even the workers don't touch them
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kansastraveler2015
When are you open for visitors?
March 14, 2017|
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Response from TCWR_Team_Member | Property representative |
We are open every day of the year except for Christmas. Summer hours are 9am-6pm and winter hours are 9am-5pm. Summer and Winter hours follow daylight savings time.
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calliestapler
I saw the Hotel Impossible show featuring your beautiful cabins, tents, and other lodging options... I am wondering the price range a family of four with two children, ages ten and eight, could expect to pay for a weekend stay with you in the spring or fall months probably. Thank you so much for all you do for the rescued animals!
December 12, 2016|
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Response from TCWR_Team_Member | Property representative |
Great question! Currently the lodging is $175 per night and $20 extra per person. Check out our website for more information.
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