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National Tiger Sanctuary

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518 State Highway Bb, Saddlebrooke, MO 65630-3046
+1 417-587-3633
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This is the kind of loving and caring place that we should all aspire to be in for our later years... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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It's a great educational experience. One learns a lot about tigers and various ecological issues... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hannibal, Missouri
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National Tiger Sanctuary is a non-profit, rescue facility that currently cares for a variety of big cats, including white and orange tigers, lions, leopards, and mountain lions. Visit our big cats from three feet away at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, or 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday. Ask about special tours where you can go behind the scenes or feed the cats yourself! Photography and questions encouraged. By guided tour only so the cats can rest. Reservations only requested for the Behind the Scenes Tour. National Tiger Sanctuary is an educational campus dedicated to bringing awareness to the environmental conditions and their effects on the earth's ecosystems. Our mission is much bigger than just caring for our furry friends; we believe that through education we can all have a positive impact on the environment!
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518 State Highway Bb, Saddlebrooke, MO 65630-3046
+1 417-587-3633
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the kind of loving and caring place that we should all aspire to be in for our later years of life. However, the National Tiger Sanctuary is the place we should visit and support as they provide a wonderful habitat for the big...More

Thank Lindakitchen8
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a great educational experience. One learns a lot about tigers and various ecological issues. For adults and kids, one can see them up-close, be fed, and learn how each has a different personality, largely based around experience.

Thank anderson213
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful tour conducted in small groups with knowledgeable staff. our guide was a newly graduated conservation major. Of course the cats were impressive. Learned about their biology but also their individual stories. Very accomadating. This is a true sanctuary for “rescued” big cats. Tours fund...More

Thank Christine E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a cold and windy day. The guided tour was very informative. There are many different types of big cats. Most of the cats are rescued animals. Most have a sad story. Glad that we went to this attraction. We will come back...More

Thank Foghorn13db
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m so glad we stopped here on our way to Branson. The guides were very knowledgeable and we learned so much. I️ would definitely recommend upgrading to watch them be fed. It is a once in a lifetime experience to see these beautiful creatures so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just loved visiting all of these big cats in our scheduled tour and hearing about their unique personalities, characteristics, and history. We also loved watching them be fed and hearing of how picky some of them could be. Loved the beautiful surroundings.

Thank ragztemmot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very knowledgeable on our tour. You can tell that they really care for and respect these animals. I plan to go again when family is in town.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had an amazing day with Shelby. The amount of work they do to prepare food, add meds as necessary and make sure all the beautiful cats are healthy and Hay. I was amazed at how well the staff knows about the...More

Thank timdean3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. The Sanctuary is a nonprofit. They are doing a great job with all the big cats and the tours are worth the price. Cats come right up to the fence to get there treats. Glad my wife and...More

Thank TomMetzgar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our docent, Rowan, was a delightful wildlife biology student who shares her passion for the animals. She knew all the cats' stories and clearly had established a personal relationship with each one. There are multiple price ranges for the tours but we elected to take...More

Thank Hortonwhoness
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16 June 2017|
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Response from National Tiger S | Property representative |
Thank you for your interesting in National Tiger Sanctuary! We have different tours that vary in length. The shortest and most basic tour is our Awareness Tour. It lasts around 45 minutes to an hour. Our Feeding and You Feed... More
1 May 2017|
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Response from National Tiger S | Property representative |
National Tiger Sanctuary is 12 miles north of 65 and the strip!
Bobbie W
1 April 2017|
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Response from National Tiger S | Property representative |
Bobbie, Yes, we do have a gift shop where you can purchase t-shirts, stuffed animals, and many other souvenirs! Please let us know if you have any further questions. Thank you! Sincerely, Abbie