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Conservators Center

#1 of 27 things to do in Burlington Features Animals
676 E Hughes Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27217-9341
+1 888-650-1139
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Very entertaining and interesting

We went here for a school field trip and it was awesome. We had our own personal tour and it was so... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Elise M
via mobile
"Amazing Experience"

The Conservators Center takes in animals, primarily big cats and cares for them in a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
Lempster, New Hampshire
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676 E Hughes Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27217-9341
+1 888-650-1139
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We went here for a school field trip and it was awesome. We had our own personal tour and it was so fascinating. There are so many animals!! Each animal was very fun to learn about and the lemurs were so cute! The lions and...More

1  Thank Elise M
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The Conservators Center takes in animals, primarily big cats and cares for them in a wonderful environment. They are given large enclosures, shelter, toys to make them at home. Tours are given by appt. We chose an evening tour primarily because the cats would be...More

Thank 22dive
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great opportunity to see big cats up close. We had a fantastic tour guide (Kevin)- He was funny and informative. We went on the 10:30 Adult Adventure and had a great time. The coolest part was when they get the lions to roar. Amazing!

1  Thank BarefootDuchess
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Took my Girl Scout troop to the Conservator Center for a day and the girls (and leaders/parents) had an amazing time! The staff was very organized, well trained and willing to make our day an amazing adventure. We plan to make this trip again next...More

Thank NannieKK
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Jen, our tour guide, was enthusiastic and full of information. I was in awe of the lions roar and coyotes howling. The connection the staff had with the animals was very apparent. My family consisted of ages from 12 to 85 and we all loved...More

Thank K S
Reviewed 19 June 2016

First of all, the directions said not to use your GPS, but to use Google Maps which got us to the right place. You also need to have a reservation in advance for the tour. There are many different tours to choose from depending on...More

Thank OurNCFamily
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing close up place to view big cats! The center has a variety of animals they've rescued and rehabilitating.

1  Thank Qlina69
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I booked this tour as a surprise for my wife the staff was so friendly and helpful and the tour was amazing .The animals all look happy were very active for the most part even though it was close to 90.I have mobility issues so...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We took the Whiskers and Tails tour with our two year old granddaughters. It was terrific! The tour guides were great and gave us a lot of information about the animals..how they came to be there, their nature/habits, food & so forth. We really enjoyed...More

Thank Mona P
Reviewed 25 April 2016

My daughter, daughter in law and two granddaughters and I went on Saturday. Our guide was absolutely wonderful. Very informative about each section. This was my first time going, will definitely not be my last.

Thank Deborah D
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We have tickets for the 11.30 tour on Easter Sunday. Our next stop is Asheville. I would like to know 1) is there anyplace to eat that will be open for lunch that day- and 2) is there any must-see sights or stops to plan between Burlington and Asheville? thanks!
2 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
How long is the walk on the adult tour? in miles, not times.
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.
what is the admission fee?
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