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"With over 100 exotic cats and other wildlife on display, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest big cat sanctuaries in the United States. The non-profit USDA licensed refuge, founded in 1992, has grown to become one of the Top 10...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-9185
Great wildlife rescue. So glad the animals have a good home. Very informative tour. Lots to see. Would recommend overnight lodging. You get to here the big cats talking to each other during the night and morning after hours. Great accommodations, we stayed in the...More
Excellent place to visit when in eureka springs. This is a tiger/lion refuge. Do not tour the place. One need to stay for night and enjoy the experience. Bengal / siberian suites are very close to the enclosure. Couldnt do tree house (adult only). Very...More
We learned so much about the tigers. The self guided tour wasn’t very exciting there aren’t a ton of cats to see and we went in the middle of the day when they were all sleeping. The walking tour they take you on is awesome....More
I am beyond happy to pay the entry fee to help these beautiful animals. Some sad stories but animal lovers will recognize and understand the victories in their stories as well. Beautiful cats and bears. Bring your own refillable water bottle,sunscreen and good shoes to...More
Thoroughly enjoyed the informative guided tour of the refuge. I learned so much about big cats and some of the abuses they were rescued from. The tour guide was very knowledgable, friendly, and keep a good pace to keep our group engaged.
My husband and I enjoyed our visit. I recommend going early in the morning or later in the afternoon when it is cooler to see the animals potentially moving around more. The intern who did our tour was very knowledgeable and answered lots of questions...More
We were very impressed with the care the rescued animals were receiving. The habitats were well done with plenty of room for the animals. The staff had a passion for the animals. Take the tour and help support the facility.
If you’re a fan of big cats, you gotta see this place. Been visiting for several years now. It just keeps getting bigger and better. Sad that some idiots think they can raise a tiger or lion like a pet, but when that fails, places...More
This is such a great rescue as they provide a lifetime home for abused and uncared for big cats. It's a wonderful thing to see these impressive amazing creatures happy on a hill in the Ozarks. And you can stay overnight and wake up to...More
Response from Heather H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, visit the TCWR website for info. My personal recommendation is you are a couple is stay in the "adult only" Safari lodges. Next time we go, I am staying in the Siberian Suite which is right next to one of the tiger... More
Yes, visit the TCWR website for info. My personal recommendation is you are a couple is stay in the "adult only" Safari lodges. Next time we go, I am staying in the Siberian Suite which is right next to one of the tiger enclosures.
Response from cmattull2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can see it all in one day. We got there about 3 in the afternoon. We took the walking tour, which is not that long, but the kids took time to watch all of the animals. We then went into town and had dinner and... More
Yes, you can see it all in one day. We got there about 3 in the afternoon. We took the walking tour, which is not that long, but the kids took time to watch all of the animals. We then went into town and had dinner and drove around. That night we sat on our deck and listened to the lions caroling - it is just so neat. The next morning we got up early and went into the historical district and had breakfast. We then went back, packed up our car and took the bus tour around the area. We were done before noon. We then took the kids to Round Springs before we started back home. It is just such a neat experience, and the staff is so wonderful to talk to. They answered all the kids questions and never hurried them, or made us feel we were wasting their time. You will love this experience. Take time to see the historical part of Eureka Springs. I want to go back and spend time there.