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Address: 12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL 33625
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Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the...

Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the horizon for a glimpse of a pride of Lions, or a Leopard lounging in the trees? Do you imagine yourself in India, riding an elephant through the high grass with your eyes peeled for the elusive Tiger? Have you ever thought how great it would be to hike through the rainforest, listening to the tropical birds, ever on the lookout for a Leopard or an Ocelot high in the canopy? Have you ever been to the zoo and wanted to be closer to the exotic cats; so close you could almost touch them? You don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to make these dreams come true. The world's largest accredited big cat rescue facility is right here in Tampa, Florida at Big Cat Rescue.

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Awesome Tour

Saw this on trip advisor and stopped in on our way to Tampa. Booked online which made it easy once we arrived. Our tour started early as they went through the rules videos and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kyle S
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Saw this on trip advisor and stopped in on our way to Tampa. Booked online which made it easy once we arrived. Our tour started early as they went through the rules videos and explained a bit about the sanctuary. Our tour guide, Megan, was very knowledgeable about all the residents as well as answered everyone's question. Highly recommend this... More 

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having been a fan of wildlife rescue and Big Cat Rescue in particular prior to the visit, I was very pleased with the entre experience. The staff and volunteers were extrememly friendly and knowledgeable as well as extraordinarily passionate about their charges and cause. There was a preliminary presentation and talking guided tour, with as close an experience as you... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

-a walking tour so sandals or comfy footwear -no kids under 10 -no restroom break during the 90 min walk -there are shades but bring hats just in case -there's a water dispenser at one of the stops. Dennis, who has been volunteering there for more than a decade, had many great little stories to tell. We learned a lot... More 

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Dagaville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really really enjoyed visiting Big Cat rescue, both for the great way they they treat the rescued cats, and how amazing it is to get to see tigers and lions in such a great place

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Thank robertedmonds69
Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I brought our 10 year old granddaughter to BCR for a private photo tour. We are supporters of animal rescue organizations who truly are concerned about the best welfare of the animals. We were not disappointed. Pam, a 9 year volunteer at BCR was our guide. She was very knowledgable about the animals, how they are cared... More 

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Mantua, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Big Cat Rescue does amazing work. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable, patient and fun. This is a must see for everyone or all ages.

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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very educational. We took the 3pm tour on a sunny, good weather day, and the cats were out and about for the most part although some were lazing at the back of their cages. Clearly some of them are very old cats who need all the TLC these keepers can provide. We look forward to going back another time and... More 

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1 Thank mmmay123
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just feel things like 'holiday' celebrations i.e. Valentines toys for cats really takes it into something tacky & isn't really what I'd expected. The enclosures being called cat atats for another example of this I just see as silly & detracts from the 'wild' life conservation theme. Animals are wild or they are not. It's great that cats are rescued... More 

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Thank Sandy R
Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a big cat lover, then you will love this! Be advised this is not a zoo, but a sanctuary and rescue. Don't expect to be entertained or think you can touch a big cat! This place is a wonderful exhibition of how people who truly care and respect the big cats of the world gave them a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many rescued big cats here it boggles the mind. The best time to go for Photographers is in the early evening when it's feeding time. Then you get to see some real action. The staff of volunteers are very helpful and you can tell they do their work out of real love for these magnificent animals. Now... More 

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