National Tiger Sanctuary
National Tiger Sanctuary
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
National Tiger Sanctuary is a non-profit, rescue facility that currently cares for a variety of big cats, including bengal tigers, lions, leopards, mountain lions. Visit our big cats from three feet away Wednesday through Sunday. We offer a variety of tours and educational programs. Photography and questions encouraged, National Tiger Sanctuary is an educational campus dedicated to bringing awareness to the environmental conditions and their effects on the earth's ecosystems. Our mission is much bigger than just caring for our furry friends; we believe that through education we can all have a positive impact on the environment!
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Ann P
5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The tour guide Tyler was very informative and friendly. He made sure all our questions were answered and interacted with everyone.
Written 22 October 2023
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herderstrasse27
4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained where the big cats came from and how they are cared for. The sanctuary is "hands off", the cats are only interacted with during feeding, cleaning their area, or medical needs. The cat's personality is a big part of where they are kept and how they are treated. During our visit we had to stay away from one of the cats because it gets very nervous around loud noises, and they had just mowed around his section. They wanted to give the cat some space to calm down.
The cats are big, beautiful, and look very well cared for. The sanctuary depends on private donations to keep them running so these tours help fund the sanctuary.
Written 9 September 2023
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BandGMcD
Alabama16 contributions
My wife and I can’t recommend highly enough The National Tiger Sanctuary. Our visit to the sanctuary was amazing. We took the driving tour with Tyler as our guide and then we did the feeding tour with Emily. Both of these guides were very knowledgeable and personable. Again, we definitely recommend this must see spot to everyone.
Written 4 September 2023
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Curious53167675491
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Friends
We had an amazing time! Tyler was our guide and so very knowledgeable about everything. He was funny, enthusiastic and entertaining. I will come back again. Thank you to the entire staff for making this a memorable experience.
Written 30 August 2023
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Don Green
Hilton, NY8 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We spent the extra money on the 3 1/2 hr. 'behind the scenes' tour. Well worth the money and goes to a great cause. Very educational on the history of all the visited cats (and others).
Outside looking in, it is a very well-run establishment. They know each animal's traits and personalities to accommodate their needs. They also are VERY proactive in the mental and physical enrichment.
ALL the volunteers an employees keep a very healthy respect for what these animals are capable of and never let their guard down or take short cuts on protocols.
We also had seen how they are reinvesting into the facility with building a new food prep room. Just a great morning.
Written 30 July 2023
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lonna1111
Darien, WI4 contributions
Jul 2023
The staff were super knowledgeable and genuinely care about animal welfare. We did the feeding tour and were excited to learn details about each of the animals on the tour. The staff giving the tour told interesting background stories about the animals and encouraged questions from everyone. It was exciting and educational-good for all ages except maybe really little kids (the little kids on our tour got too close to the cage and seemed to lose interest by the end). I highly recommend visiting the tiger sanctuary on your Branson trip!
Written 20 July 2023
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Billie R
Ramona, CA246 contributions
We did the feeding tour and the driving tour. Feeding tour was definitely the better. We had great guides in both tours though. The guides were young but very knowledgeable about the animals there and seemed to genuinely care about them. It is very sad that these magnificent animals have to be in cages but at least here they are safe from their previous lives as entertainers and house pets. A must see / experience and, if you go, give to a great cause.
Written 19 July 2023
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Relax53816910566
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
We took 4 grandkids age 6-17. We learned so much and were so impressed with the quality of care and health of the cats. Out tour guide Clare added humor and touching stories about the situations that brought the cats to the safety of the sanctuary.
Written 17 July 2023
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Meander29665074781
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is our second visit. We visited for the first time several years ago. Had a great time then and on our return visit. We added the feeding interaction this time and it was a nice add-on but probably not something we would do again. A good one-time experience. The staff is amazing and we felt welcomed and enjoyed learning about the facility, the rescued cats, and their care. Would definitely visit again if we’re in the area.
Written 11 July 2023
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Ann H
Springfield, MO35 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
I took the behind the scenes tour. It was great fun and very educational. I got to feed 2 tigers and then toured the behind the tours area to learn about their other rescued animals that are not on exhibit. I cone usually once a year and usually take the tram tour which is also very educational.
Written 31 May 2023
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