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Bear Creek Feline Center

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Great Place to visit

this is a wonderful oasis of calm with big cats. Hurricane Michael knocked out the visitor section... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
manateezzz
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Panama City, Florida
Great facility, great people and awesome cats

What a great place. The folks that operate the center are well informed and really love the cats... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
coyote60
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Bear Creek Feline Center (BCFC) is home to Florida wildcats and exotic felines located in Panama City, FL. BCFC's mission is one of conservation breeding of selected species, feline rescue/re-homing and public education designed to illuminate the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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8822 Tracy Way, Panama City, FL 32404-5682
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+1 850-722-9927
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a wonderful oasis of calm with big cats. Hurricane Michael knocked out the visitor section for a little while loonger but if you get a chance when they reopen please go see the lovely bobcats, panthers, and servils if you arent too busy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

What a great place. The folks that operate the center are well informed and really love the cats. Great people. The center and enclosures were clean and very well maintained. All the cats were awesome. They are all well fed and well taken care of....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

I can not put into words just how awesome this place is!! I never thought I could get so up close and personal with big cats. I am a HUGE cat lover and this visit to Bear Creek was the highlight of our vacation. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This was such an amazing experience. Jim and Bertie and their volunteers obviously have so much love and passion for these animals and the cats know it! I never thought I would be able to feed a puma or pet several large cats, it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jim B, Manager at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thank you so much for coming to see us and helping with the food fund and vet bills. We look forward to seeing your family again soon. Bertie Volunteer Tour Director

Reviewed September 13, 2018

The Feline Center was a great experience. They didn't have a lot of big cats, but the few they did have all had a great story behind them. Bertie and Jim were awesome guides and they're doing a beautiful thing taking in these cats to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jim B, Manager at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Thank you for coming to see us. We enjoyed the day with both of you and Anniversary again. Bertie and Jim

Reviewed August 27, 2018

There is so much to say that I haven't been able to write this. I can not tell you enough how fabulous this place is. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable and they really LOVE these animals. The animals are so beautiful and the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

I'm 65 & my granddaughter is 11 and we both had an amazing time. If you appreciate animal rescue & love big cats you will love being here. The staff & owner were friendly, knowledgeable & patient. The "hands on" & being up close &...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Iris K
Jim B, Owner at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

We loved having you Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Seeing up close and personal with these big cats is just amazing. Seeing how much the staff care about these furry creatures is wonderful. I wasn't certain if this was going to be a little bit like a zoo but it definitely is not. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jim B, Owner at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you for coming to see us. Hope to see you in the future. If you got some great photos please share.

Reviewed August 12, 2018

We absolutely enjoyed the tour!! A lot of hands on with the cats and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our safety was most important when dealing with the cats. Being able to get up close and personal with the cats was just amazing!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jim B, Owner at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you for coming to see us. We enjoyed getting to meet you and are very pleased you enjoyed it so much. Thank you for the excellent review! We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

What an amazing day. We got to experience Feline Rescue at it's finest. The owners and volunteers are incredibly nice and informative. All questions were answered with thought and care. We were able to feed and pet beautiful cats. Just watching the interaction of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Jim B, Owner at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for such an amazing review. We greatly appreciate it! Thank you as well for recommending the locals coming to see us and also volunteer. We are always in need of an extra hand. We are very pleased that you enjoyed...More

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Amanda G
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Erin R | Reviewed this property |
We have cats and they weren't bothered by any smells we had. They also have cats on the premises so they are probably used to them. I agree with the other responses that they are very helpful over the phone.
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dglime
March 30, 2018|
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Response from Jim B | Property representative |
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986Diana
August 19, 2017|
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Response from Jim B | Property representative |
Hi. We have a tour scheduled for Aug 26th @ 8:30 Central time. I have room on this tour. We do 2 tours a week. Either Tuesday or Thursday and then Either Saturday or Sunday. 12 people on a tour. You will need long pants... More
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