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Exotic Feline Rescue Center

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Address: 2221 E. Ashboro Road, Centerpoint, IN 47840
Phone Number: 812-835-1130
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dream come true

What a truly awe-inspiring experience! Not only were we separated by only a chain-link fence during the walking tour, we befriended Sebastian, a tiger, housed right outside our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a truly awe-inspiring experience! Not only were we separated by only a chain-link fence during the walking tour, we befriended Sebastian, a tiger, housed right outside our cabin when we stayed overnight. We played peek-a-boo with a white tiger! We got splashed while playing with a bengal tiger! We got to hear King, an African lion, roar! To sit... More 

Thank SarahJo4110
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is no other place I know of where you are so close to all kinds of exotic felines. Only a chain link fence distance away from the amazing animals. You can come face to face with them. This is something I've always wanted to do and I got to do it here. This is a place you must visit.

Thank EPblvd
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our daughter has been wanting to visit the center for a while. So, while she is home from college this summer, we decided to go. The guide we has was very informative and was very patient with us and was able to answer all of our questions. Some of the stories about the cats housed there are absolutely heartbreaking, but... More 

Thank lburdine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Rescue and sanctuary that will inspire you to wish all exotic breeding could come to an end. Joe, the owner was informative and educated us on each animal, their story and what else they do to rescue these majestic cats. He works all over the country to help the USDA and Fish and Game authorities. Your entrance fee of $10... More 

Thank 5Orrs
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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262 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We found this facility using the near me now button as we traveled from Evansville to Indianapolis. We had been out to a lion sanctuary just outside of Vegas, so I was interested to see this facility. 1. The website says that have about 200 cats, but only 50 are on display based on their temperament. 2. It was a... More 

Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
Gold River, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We were in Terre Haute for a graduation and looking for interesting things to do. Our visit was very interesting and eye opening to the plight of wild animals kept in captivity in the US. The facility priotitizes maintaining a simple, healthful, low stress environment for the cats here. You will be very close to the cats but not allowed... More 

Thank CoolCruiser2012
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Very Interesting! We went with our adult son (22 yrs) and he enjoyed it also. Be prepared for muddy walking paths if it has rained recently.

Thank Ruth N
Brazil, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Truly a hidden treasure that is so close to many areas but not as popular as it should be. They have more felines then I had even expected. The price of admission is also well below your standard zoo. The guide seemed a little annoyed at times but the experience of seeing these beauties close up is well worth it.

Thank treylemont
Jasonville, Indiana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This tour was worth the trip. The guide was very informative about the animals housed here, and their unfortunate circumstances that brought them to this sanctuary. The cats were all well cared for, as well as their surroundings, and seemed happy to see their care givers. We saw a few being fed, and many cats lying around in the sunshine... More 

Thank Deborah S
Terre Haute, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Best thing to do in the area! Don't miss out on this hidden gem! One of the best of its kind. Staff was committed, friendly, and beyond knowledgeable to answer every curious question of my niece, who wants to be a zookeeper someday. Her family and especially her dad come visit often, and are never disappointed! Tickets are $10 adults... More 

Thank Karen R

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