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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

#1 of 167 things to do in Jacksonville Features Animals
1860 Starratt Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226-1760
+1 904-757-3603
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You'll be glad you visited the Catty Shack Ranch!

There are no disappointments here. We really enjoyed visiting. The daytime tours are great as well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
wonkywades
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Jacksonville, Florida
via mobile
Close to the cats!

This private large cat sanctuary is a true labor of love for the owners and staff. Educating the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Holly H
via mobile
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“night feeding” (157 reviews)
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1860 Starratt Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226-1760
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+1 904-757-3603
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are no disappointments here. We really enjoyed visiting. The daytime tours are great as well as the nighttime tours & feeding. We loved being so close. Beautiful big cats!

Thank wonkywades
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This private large cat sanctuary is a true labor of love for the owners and staff. Educating the visitors and saving big cat lives is what they do best. If you have the opportunity to go see a feeding, go! Also, nighttime events occur and...More

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful learning experience sanctuary for rescued big cats. The kids learned so much during their visit. It was a great educational time

Thank Northfloridamom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Catty Shack on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Jacksonville when I was traveling through on a trip. My father is in a wheelchair but we opted for him to get the Golf Cart tour. I was afraid that he would...More

1  Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really something to brag about.....its my go to spot to unwind and relax..loveeee the animals, beautiful animals .....staff was just amazing I will spread the word of how awesome they are!!!!

Thank Ksofab98
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've just returned from the Saturday feeding and I think all of us are a little moved by the experience ... We started with the tour which was very informative and thoroughly enjoyable in its own right and we had organised ourselves so we would...More

Thank Papey2004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff, great price, and great animals. We loved the night feeding experience and the care that this organization provides for their animals.

Thank Crandall M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to catty Shack several times and will continue to take visiting friends and family there. I also have my Amazon Smile account set up with Catty Shack as my charity so a portion of all my Amazon expenditures are donated to Catty...More

Thank Donna O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for the evening feeding and was not disappointed. The volunteer guide knew the history of all the cats and tell great stories! We have been here several times and will definitely be back.

1  Thank Stacy_michelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to see how they care about these animals. all was clean and animals were amazing. go when they are feeding the tigers

Thank Maria L
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phddcw
I knew that, but I wondered if there were any tour vans or buses providing transportation, or what the cab fare might be from the Omni Jacksonville Hotel?
24 February 2017|
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Response from BrianUnverzagt | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they provide shuttle service but a Uber there and back wouldn't cost that much and it's worth the trip...
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phddcw
Are there any tours to the Ranch, or do you have to provide your own transportation? We will be in Jacksonville without a car.
24 February 2017|
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Response from Kurt L | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in visiting, but we do not offer transportation to the ranch. There are commercial options available in Jacksonville but nothing operated by the Catty Shack Ranch. We hope you are still able to... More
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Susan W
When r u open?
15 January 2017|
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Response from Kurt L | Property representative |
The previous answer was very accurate with the information on how to find our hours of operation. If, by chance, you are looking further ahead than we have updated on the website, the general rule is Wednesday, Friday, and... More
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