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Conservators Center

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Address: 676 E Hughes Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27217-9341
Phone Number: +1 888-650-1139
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Fri 13:00 - 16:00
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Have you ever looked a tiger in the eye? Felt the whole-body impact of...

Have you ever looked a tiger in the eye? Felt the whole-body impact of lions roaring? Watched wolves romp through the woods? These and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences are possible at the Conservators' Center, a wildlife conservancy for more than 80 animals with a focus on education, conservation, and rescue. An "oofing" at the Conservators' Center is an experience you'll have to feel to believe. It's the earth-shaking sound our lion prides make when they roar to one another. Our guides call to them on every tour, and you may have the opportunity to hear them from as close as 5 feet away! You'll also get up close and personal with tigers, leopards, wolves, lemurs, binturongs, and other exotic species. We receive no state or federal funding to transport or house our animals. Tours, adoptions, memberships, and other donations support our work, so every visit from you helps us help them.

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Rescued animals are safe and healthy here. You can get up close to all the animals. Enjoy the many big cats, 5 feet away. Check first for their tour times. This place is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Burlington,Nc
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Burlington,Nc
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rescued animals are safe and healthy here. You can get up close to all the animals. Enjoy the many big cats, 5 feet away. Check first for their tour times. This place is maintained by contributions from visitors and friends.

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Thank WER1436
Burlington, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The guided tour was great. Our guide Sean, was funny, informative and eager to answer questions. He knew each animal's history. Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

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Thank Debra S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great with a personal tour guide. They are able to tell you all about the animals and also personal stories of the animals. The tour was fun, informative and interactive.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is an up close and personal view of these animals and a fabulous tour given by Jake who is incredibly knowledgeable about everything and an adventure not to be missed if in this area!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was my first visit to the Conservator Center in Burlington, NC. I enjoyed the Treats and Toys tour I took. The guides were very knowledgeable and shared stories about the animals, they both made animal sounds to try and get the animals to do the same. It was very neat hearing the lions roar to each other. There are... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

How often do you get to stand within 3-5 feet from a full grown male lion? You can at the Conservators Center. We took a twilight tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. They care for so many amazing animals. Since it was closer to evening, many of the larger animals began waking up and vocalizing. I can't say enough... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have lived in North Carolina my entire life & have never heard of this place... It was so great to see these beautiful animals so well loved & thriving! The tour was the perfect amount of time & animals were playful! Can't wait to do a twilight tour!

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We've been here a couple times now, and it's been great every time! Everyone is so committed to the mission of the center, and knowledgeable about the animals, and open to questions of all kinds. Hot days plan to come either morning or evening so the animals are more active. Worth every penny! (they should really charge more for the... More 

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Thank Jillcoach
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The Conservators Center is definitely worth the money. Between the Lions, tigers, and Wolf's i don't know which is my favorite. It is a great group / family event. Not good for little children though, the tours take to long and would definitely be a lot for young children.

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Thank Chris S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The areas best kept secret for sure! You are so close to all the animals and the tour guides are the BEST! They give you information on the facility and tons of information on the animals. They even make call nioses to get the animals "talking" to one another. There's also an option for those who can't walk it. You... More 

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