National Tiger Sanctuary, Saddlebrooke

4.7
Operating as a not-for-profit rescue facility, National Tiger Sanctuary offers a number of guided tours with opportunities to interact with its resident big cats. The rescued animals that live here include white and orange tigers, African lions, a mountain lion, a black leopard, and more. During your tour, you can learn about the animals and the threats to their survival. Plus, you'll also get an inside look at each cat's quirky personality. The more deluxe guided tours include experiences such as feeding the animals and a behind-the-scenes look of the facility. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to National Tiger Sanctuary by using our Saddlebrooke trip itinerary planning app .
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  • My wife loves going to the zoo so while staying in Branson we decided to make the 30 minute drive to Saddlebrooke for the tiger sanctuary. After experiencing the very disappointed Promiseland Zoo last...  more »
  • It was a great attraction for the family. You get within three feet of the animals. Recommend the feeding tour. Kids absolutely loved it!  more »
  • Didn’t inow what to expect from this place and I thought it was inconvenient to only be able to go at certain times. However the reason for going at certain times is that you have a personal tour gues...  more »
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  • They have really nice collection of Big Cats here.. Almost 41..And they do take good care of the animals....I booked the awareness tour..which is like $25 per person.. We got to see only 5 big cats.. The tour guides are quite informative.. Personally I prefer to see at least 10 of them...
  • My family and I are so glad we were able to visit the tiger sanctuary while in Branson. The tigers we were able to see looked to be in great health and happy. The guides where very informative as well. We did the "you feed tour" which was neat but not much to it, you put a piece of chicken in a PVC pipe and push it down to the tiger. And we only fed two tigers ourselves, the rest was the keeper feeding them while they talked. All together we loved it and enjoyed learning about animals. Will definitely be back again!
  • This place is absolutely fabulous! I have a hard time going to a zoo because I feel like the animals are only there most of the time for profit. This place is an actual sanctuary that rehabilitates and rescues big cats that have been abused and abandoned. The tour was wonderful and I would be lying if I said I did not jump when the big lion roared 🦁 They also allow you to feed the animals chicken pieces and man does it get your heart pumping being that close to that big of an animal that could easily destroy you. We will definitely be back again. This time I think we'll do the behind the scenes tour.
  • Best place ever I love all tha animals n learning their background stories. I would recommend this place to any1 anytime
  • This is first and foremost a true Sanctuary for tigers (and other big cats). Their health and well being is paramount and it shows. That being said, the animals were all very engaging. They are happy and well taken care of and it shows. Our family took the basic tour and it was great. Entertaining and informative. Be prepared for walking and standing on gravel paths. It's around an hour long and the only bathrooms are up front. All tours are self-guided and are only offered on specific days and specific times so be sure to plan ahead. This is a neat place doing great things. Highly recommend!
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