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“Not really their fault, but disappointing after long drive” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cat House

The Cat House
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Rosamond
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Owner description: This is a small non-profit exotic feline breeding center about 1 hour north of Los Angeles which houses over 70 exotic endangered cats.
Tehachapi
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89 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not really their fault, but disappointing after long drive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

First, it was some sort of grade-school outing day, so there were hordes of little shriekers running all over. Second, out of perhaps 30 enclosures, there were only maybe 3-4 where any cat was visible - most were inside sleeping I guess, or were hiding from the invasion of loud children. Can't really blame either the kids or the operation - but it was a long drive there for not much to see for us or our out-of-state house guests.

Visited October 2012
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UK
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99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A must see if you are in the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

The Cat House is an exotic cat breeding programme, trying to help the endangered large cats of the world. It is a little bit off the beaten track, but do take the time to find the compound. The directions on the webpage are spot on. The area is in the middle of nowhere. Yes, it can be very hot, so best to go as early as you can in the morning. Alternatively, every so often there is a twilight tour - check out the website. Also, if you go early in the morning, the keepers are generally cleaning up and putting fresh water into the cages, so the cats will be disturbed and more likely to be moving around. You are free to walk around and you can actually get very close to the cages.

Visited September 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
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108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Great to see that all of these animals are looked after so wel l. All of the areas were really clean.
Incredible variety of cats. There were also some peacocks roaming around.

Visited March 2012
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california
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Go when it's cooler”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

We were passing thru in August and it was over 100 before noon. As a result most of the cats were hiding out waiting for the heat to pass. If you are going during the summer I recommend you go early in the morning. The cats we were able to see were beautiful and well taken care of. It is obvious that the staff love their jobs and the animals they take care of. The fee to get in was $7 for adults.

Visited August 2012
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Palmdale, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Support Your Local Cathouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

I love this place! The cats are absolutely beautiful.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Steve T
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