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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: "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 attractions in Arkansas and the most popular in Eureka Springs. Lions, cougars, leopards, tigers, and bears are displayed in large natural habitats surrounding the main enclosures and gift shop. Each animal has its own story/history plaque for self-guided tours and over night accommodations are available via the Safari Lodge, RV park, and camping facilities. Guided tours are available from 10am until 4pm (Summer) or 3pm (Winter). The refuge is open year round (except Christmas Day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.."
Reviewed 15 July 2012

loved this place. the kids loved hearing the stories or theses animals. loved the bear. kids loved watching the tigers and lions during feeding time.

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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Do not miss this place. It will change you. The animals are great, the people are great. You can learn a lot, you will want to stay and help with the animals. Go for the 5pm feeding. It is exciting when all the animals start pacing for their food.

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Reviewed 12 July 2012

We didn't expect much when we arrived in the parking lot, but Wow! We were blown away and didn't want to leave for hours. Fantastic facility and staff.

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Reviewed 11 July 2012

If you love animals, this place is fantastic. Not only do you get to see big cats and other furry friends up close and personal, which is awesome, you are doing a great deed supporting their quest to rescue animals in need. We stayed overnight in the treehouse lodging, and had a wonderful time watching the tigers nearby play at dusk. You also absolutely can't compare anything to hearing those cats calling at night right outside your door. Great experience, can't wait to be back!

1  Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

large cat animal rescue, you walk through the large pens and play areas of some of the most beautiful exotic cats in the world.

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