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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

#2 of 68 things to do in Eureka Springs Features Animals
239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
+1 479-253-5841
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Big cats and kite festival

Our group went to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge the weekend they were also having the annual... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
Fred H F
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Dardanelle
Beautiful Cats & Other Animals!

Wow! The animals are amazing! Lions, Tigers, Leopards and a giant bear! Plus some other smaller... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2016
Gianna M
,
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
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+1 479-253-5841
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Our group went to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge the weekend they were also having the annual kite festival. There were kite enthusiasts from many states. What a site as the Refuge is on top of a small mountain. Before we reached the Refuge we...More

Thank Fred H F
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Wow! The animals are amazing! Lions, Tigers, Leopards and a giant bear! Plus some other smaller animals. Great to get to see them so close up and the staff is really knowledgable about all of them. Lots of fun to pick their brains about animals...More

Thank Gianna M
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Great time. Would be neat for kids. Be there by 4 pm for the last tour to see a feeding and behavioral training. It was awesome!

Thank AshikaTheNinja
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Visited late in the day due to a rainy morning. Did not understand from their website that last tour left at 4pm, as they are open until 6pm. We arrived at 5, so were charged full admission even though tours were over. I agreed, feeling...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Very clean. Animals are well loved and cared for. I will be back again. Enjoyed being able to walk around and see the animals during the day then took the guided tour later.

Thank Glenda P
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We visited Turpentine Creek and were impressed by the staff's knowledge and the facility. They seemed to be concerned first and foremost with each animal's care and well being.More

Thank Lynn O
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out and supporting the refuge! Our animals' care is very important to us, and we like to share the importance of their well-being with others. We are glad that you enjoyed your time at the refuge and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Turpentine Creek Wildlife and spent 3 hours there. Our tour guide was Isaac, who was knowledgeable and friendly. After the tour they did the behavioral training with was a sight to see. Just makes you realize how smart these majestic animals really...More

Thank Tracy S
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out and supporting the refuge. We are happy to hear that you were able to spend part of your day with us! Our behavioral training program is conducted by our full time animal care staff and is very educational, we are...More

Reviewed 2 June 2016

Spent a very enjoyable 2 hour visit. If you love animals and appreciate the care and attention that the animals receive at Turpentine then you need to include a visit.

Thank Texas_Traveler_IAH
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, responded to this review

We appreciate you coming out to support the refuge. There are so many animals to see and learn about, so we are glad you were able to stay for a while. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We visited in the later afternoon when several of the cats had gone back to their shelters in anticipation of the evening meal but we still saw enough to be delighted by the visit. I hate that these beautiful animals are living this life but...More

Thank Karyn T
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out to support the refuge! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and were able to learn a lot about our animals while you were here. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I thought this was a great time! All the cats looked to be well taken care of and easily visible. The staff was friendly and knowledge. Well worth the time and money.

Thank Chris D
scottesmith, Manager at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out and supporting the refuge. We hope to see you again soon!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
VicCNJ
About how close do you get to the animals. We have been to another facility near Branson and you get as close as 3 feet from their big cats.
17 May 2017|
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Response from TCWR_Team_Member | Property representative |
At our refuge, our safety fence is about 5 feet away from our habitat fencing. Depending on where in the habitat the animal is you could be as close as 5 feet away.
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kansastraveler2015
When are you open for visitors?
15 March 2017|
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Response from TCWR_Team_Member | Property representative |
We are open every day of the year except for Christmas. Summer hours are 9am-6pm and winter hours are 9am-5pm. Summer and Winter hours follow daylight savings time.
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calliestapler
I saw the Hotel Impossible show featuring your beautiful cabins, tents, and other lodging options... I am wondering the price range a family of four with two children, ages ten and eight, could expect to pay for a weekend stay with you in the spring or fall months probably. Thank you so much for all you do for the rescued animals!
12 December 2016|
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Response from TCWR_Team_Member | Property representative |
Great question! Currently the lodging is $175 per night and $20 extra per person. Check out our website for more information.
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