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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs

(4.6/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
A peaceful sanctuary for big cats, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is home to leopards, tigers, cougars, and even black bears and ligers. Many of these animals came to the refuge wounded or neglected. The staff nurses the animals back to health and provides comfortable habitats. Volunteers staff the refuge and help care for the public access areas; they're also available to answer your questions. Arrange to visit Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and other attractions in Eureka Springs using our Eureka Springs vacation trip planner.
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  • Must See!! If you love big cats and bears this is the place to visit. Truly an unforgettable place!!! 
  • Loved visiting this place to see all the big cats/bears, and a monkey! Because we went in the odd season, our guided tour was just the two of us with the guide. Made it fun and special! 
  • The animals, the staff and their purpose are all inspiring. Knowing how these animals lived and now to see them as they are actually living the good life, it touches your heart and hopefully you're po...  more »
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  • Wonderful to learn about each cat and their individual stories. Most impressed with the genuine care each park worker used with each task in caring for the animals! My grandsons loved every moment, especially when the lions began to 'Carol' to one another at dusk!
  • Great time visiting here. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. We stayed in a Safari Lodge-a very nice, quaint room. Had a lot of fun over all. Plan to bring the grand children for a visit.
  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a 459-acre wildlife refuge for abused, abandoned, and neglected big cats. The Eureka Springs, Arkansas, refuge houses 130 animals. They have cabins to stay on property and you can hear the big cats roar at night. It's a must see place if you love big cats.
  • Very nice tour guide even though it was a very hot afternoon. I love how they are rescuing Animals and the care they give them is outstanding
  • Had a great time, it was both fun and educational. There are lots of tigers, cougars and lions with a couple of bears and a monkey here. It's really a lot like a zoo but the staff seem to take a lot of care in what they do. It is a little pricey to get in, when I went it was $20 per adult. That money goes toward a very good purpose though and I hope to visit again next time we are in Eureka.