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Big Cat Rescue

#4 of 196 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
+1 813-920-4130
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US$ 36.00*
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Big Cat Rescue for Kids Tour in Tampa
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US$ 35.99*
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Big Cat Rescue Day Tour
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US$ 72.50*
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“feeding tour” (101 reviews)
“day tour” (42 reviews)
“their lives” (57 reviews)
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12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
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+1 813-920-4130
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Reviewed yesterday

These people are taking care of these animals and seem to be doing a great job. There are a ton of big cats that you can see. It really is just set up as a rescue. They are in cages (clearly) and while it is...More

Thank barry88
Reviewed 2 days ago

The entrance to this hidden gem is situated between a McDonald's and a shopping center. If you blink, you'll miss the entrance. Wear closed toe shoes! You walk the acreage and see lemurs and all types of cats - from lynx, panthers, jaguars, lions and...More

Thank 981jeanh
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an great place with al the good intentions. The tour was fun, and the guide had a lot of knowledge and was funny. Ofcourse it is very sad to see that a lot of big cats live(d) in such horrible conditions. But I'm...More

Thank Marieke B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a really unique experience. Came very close to a number of big cats. We did the feeding tour and it lasted under an hour. Wish we had gotten more time, but it was a really special place I would visit again.

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 3 days ago

AMAZING! We did Keeper Tour at BCR this past weekend and it was a great experience! We learned so much and got to ask questions directly to keepers. We saw about 30 of the kitties and made toys for them to enjoy. These cats are...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I recently visited the Big Cat Rescue and found the tour to be very educational. All of the rescued cats are housed in large cages in a natural habitat. While this is not ideal , as cats should be free, it is far better than...More

Thank Lisa_A_Wilson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This sanctuary is fantastic. The Cats are treated with respect, admiration and love. They receive good foods, expert medical care and the best living space available. Our Guide was knowledgeable and shared insights about most of them. We even saw a tiger get scent enrichment...More

Thank jmacjem818
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place to visit. Seeing the cats in natural habitats and safe from all the crazies that think they should adopt them is very special. They provided a headset to hear stories about each of the cats. They even provided rain ponchos...More

Thank Kim-n-David
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is something different in Florida. They rescue big cats and the have a lot. We went on the tour and it was incredible how close, but safely you get to these fabulous cats. I have seen many Tigers in my life but none...More

Thank Ronnie D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Without a doubt, this is the best animal sanctuary in the world. The animals are so well taken care of, and their love for these animals is so evident in the faces of the entire staff. Absolutely recommend visiting Big Cat Rescue and taking ALL...More

Thank Lori D
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Chris M
It's seems to me that you're a bit pushy in your guided tours. What is your policy on someone that literally just wants to stare a bit longer at something special? Do you push them along like a little kid? I've read too many reviews of your pushy staff.
29 April 2017|
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Response from Jada Hope H | Reviewed this property |
They do have tours where you can spend more time with the cats. Photo Safari Tour Highlights You will be able to spend as much time at an enclosure that you need to get that “purrfect” shot. You can also bring all of your... More
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Chris M
It's seems to me that you're a bit pushy in your guided tours. What is your policy on someone that literally just wants to stare a bit longer at something special? Do you push them along like a little kid? I've read too many reviews of your pushy staff.
29 April 2017|
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Response from BigCatRescue | Property representative |
It depends on the tour you take. If you are on the Kids Tour or the Day Tour, you are walking along with up to 21 people and you have 67 acres to cover in 60-90 min. (Kids Tours 60 min) The group has plenty of time to take... More
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Michelle B
The reviews mention bed and breakfast but I couldn't find any info. Where can I find it?
9 February 2017|
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Response from BigCatRescue | Property representative |
Unfortunately some of the reviews are from a decade ago. We haven't offered Bed & Breakfast since 2003 or so.
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