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Conservators Center

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676 E Hughes Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27217-9341
+1 888-650-1139
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Great time for kids of all ages!! Impressive operation and staff- a wide assortment of well known... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David G
via mobile

This place is a totally positive surprise. Nestled in the woods in a quiet area of northern North... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Judith L
Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA
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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. 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. Tours, adoptions, memberships, and other donations support our work, so every visit from you helps us help them. Tours are held every weekend as well as some holidays. We have private experiences and field trips during the week. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO GET A RESERVATION FOR YOUR TOUR!
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676 E Hughes Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27217-9341
+1 888-650-1139
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time for kids of all ages!! Impressive operation and staff- a wide assortment of well known related animals

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a totally positive surprise. Nestled in the woods in a quiet area of northern North Carolina, reached by driving bucolic roads and passing farms and churches, out of nowhere seemingly appears the Conservators Center. It looks like nothing when you arrive--several buildings,...More

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love going with my 7 year old on the family tour. The guide entertains the children and even gave us wolf fur to take with us.

Thank Lauren A
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We had a wonderful personal tour to see the animals. They are all very impressive, especially the ROAR of the lion !! It shook the air and ground. It went right through us. AWESOME !!

Thank BrasilTraveler
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I never tire of visiting the Conservators Center because it is a unique opportunity to be close to all kinds of animals! During each visit I learn something from the guides and have visited during all the seasons of the year. Having introduced others to...More

Thank trice1948
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were in Burlington on a weekend sightseeing trip when we saw The Conservators Center on the Internet. The Center requires a reservation to visit. It was Saturday night and we called for a reservation hoping to visit on Sunday. The next morning, we called...More

1  Thank Robert P
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The wife and I visited the Conservators Center on a Saturday morning for the Adult Tour at 10 am. Michelle was our tour guide and I must say I was very impressed by her knowledge and the overall condition of this venue in particular. The...More

1  Thank Bob H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have lived within a few miles of the Conservators Center for many years, but we have never been until now. Our tour guide, Jake was awesome - he was patient with us as we asked questions and really provided great information at each enclosure....More

1  Thank bstep2017
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My wife and I decided to make a visit to the Conservators Center after hearing good things about them and from friends of ours whose daughter used to work there. I went on-line to their website and made reservations (easy process) for Saturday @ 10am....More

1  Thank LonestarSpartan
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the experience we had today. These folks are amazing for the time and energy created to keep these animals healthy. Will plan our family trip here instead of the zoo!! I cant stop talking about it!! The chills from hearing the big cats say...More

Thank Kristina K
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3 April 2017|
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Response from NCTraveler2015 | Reviewed this property |
There are Cracker Barrels on I-40 along your route that will be open. Hotel restaurants will likely be open as well. Greensboro is about 30 minutes from Burlington, so hope that helps you find somewhere to eat.
Susan D
4 October 2016|
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Response from Erica L | Reviewed this property |
It's about a mile long of a rocky walkway. You can pay $5 extra to have a seat in a golf cart to still do the tour.
31 March 2016|
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Response from Nikkisams | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the tour, age, time of year. Check them out on their website