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Bear Creek Feline Center

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Very Cool Place to See

My daughter and I went out Saturday morning for a trip that we had scheduled there. We arrived, and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Randall H
FAMILY Visit

Jim and Bertie has outdone themselves again. The experience with the cats was absolutely fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Timothy M
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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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 6 days ago

My daughter and I went out Saturday morning for a trip that we had scheduled there. We arrived, and found out we were essentially alone (there was nobody else that had booked that day). Birdie told me that since we were the only ones coming,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jim and Bertie has outdone themselves again. The experience with the cats was absolutely fantastic. This hands on tour is amazing and these beautiful creatures are spectacular!!! This is no standard zoo experience. I invite all who read this go and experience this once in...More

Thank Timothy M
Jim B, General Manager at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Tim and your family. We really enjoyed meeting you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 9 year old grandson and I spent 2 wonderful hours getting up close to some beautiful well kept rescued servals, lynx, bobcats, jaguarundi, and other felines. We were able to touch, feed, and learn the stories about these rescued beautiful creatures. Birdie, Jim, and...More

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Jim B, Manager at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much and thank you for the great pictures. Please put us on your list to visit again. Bertie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These big and beautiful cats are amazing to be able to see up close. The personal care and safety for them is so much to be admired. And the attentiveness of the hosts and their volunteers were very much appreciated. For those traveling to the...More

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Jim B, Owner at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a glowing review. We really appreciate it! We work very hard to keep the cats healthy,happy,and safe while giving our guests the best tour possible. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was one of the best vacation experiences I have ever had. The hosts (Jim and Bertie) as well as their volunteer team were amazing. This was not your standard tourist adventure, it was an up close and personal experience with the Cats, and and...More

Thank Maurice H
Jim B, Owner at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such an amazing review! We strive very hard to find the right balance of what is good for the cats and will educate and delight our guests. We are very pleased that you had such a good time! Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great experience. It was really cool to see such a great selection of animals in one place. We got to go into one of the feline’s cage and pet it. The best part was when the cat walked up to my wife, sniffed her face...More

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Jim B, Owner at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are really happy both you and your wife enjoyed it so much. Those kitty kisses are priceless! Hope to see you again someday soon.

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We got the opportunity to take a tour. Everyone was so welcoming! They are very knowledgeable and patient. If you are ever in Panama City, we highly recommend you check them out!

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Jim B, Owner at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

thank you for coming look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful visit! The hosts were welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. Their love and care of the cats was evident in every aspect of the tour. It was truly unique to be up close and personal with the cats. I highly recommend for animal lovers!

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Jim B, Manager at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you please come again to visit us The Cats @ BCFC

Reviewed June 10, 2018

Had an amazing time! My sister and I got to feed some of the cats as well as getting to play with them! As a cat lover, this was such a special treat! We learned so much from the gang out there! Defiantly going again...More

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Jim B, Manager at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

thank you for coming to see us The Cats @ Bear Creek Feline Center

Reviewed June 7, 2018

We took a private tour with 3 and 7 years old kids and it was amazing experience. We had an opportunity to pet some animals, feed and learn about them. Great people too.

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Jim B, Manager at Bear Creek Feline Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you so much for coming to see us. The Cats @ Bear Creek Feline Center

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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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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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