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Conservators Center

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676 E Hughes Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27217-9341
+1 888-650-1139
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This place is great with a personal tour guide. They are able to tell you all about the animals and... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Greensboro, North Carolina
via mobile

This is an up close and personal view of these animals and a fabulous tour given by Jake who is... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
East Hampton, Connecticut
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Have you ever looked a tiger in the eye? Felt the whole-body impact of lions roaring? Watched wolves romp through the woods? These and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences are possible at the Conservators' Center, a wildlife conservancy for more than 80 animals. An "oofing" at the Conservators' Center is an experience you'll have to feel to believe. It's the earth-shaking sound our lion prides make when they roar to one another. Our guides call to them on every tour, and you may have the opportunity to hear them from as close as 5 feet away! You'll also get up close and personal with tigers, leopards, wolves, lemurs, binturongs, and other exotic species. Tours, adoptions, memberships, and other donations support our work, so every visit from you helps us help them. Tours are held every weekend as well as some holidays. We have private experiences and field trips during the week. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO GET A RESERVATION FOR YOUR TOUR!
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676 E Hughes Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27217-9341
+1 888-650-1139
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great with a personal tour guide. They are able to tell you all about the animals and also personal stories of the animals. The tour was fun, informative and interactive.

Thank sdevries88
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is an up close and personal view of these animals and a fabulous tour given by Jake who is incredibly knowledgeable about everything and an adventure not to be missed if in this area!

Thank wendy1354
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was my first visit to the Conservator Center in Burlington, NC. I enjoyed the Treats and Toys tour I took. The guides were very knowledgeable and shared stories about the animals, they both made animal sounds to try and get the animals to do...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 13 October 2016

How often do you get to stand within 3-5 feet from a full grown male lion? You can at the Conservators Center. We took a twilight tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. They care for so many amazing animals. Since it was closer to...More

1  Thank Diane M
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have lived in North Carolina my entire life & have never heard of this place... It was so great to see these beautiful animals so well loved & thriving! The tour was the perfect amount of time & animals were playful! Can't wait to...More

Thank courtneybairdsper
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We've been here a couple times now, and it's been great every time! Everyone is so committed to the mission of the center, and knowledgeable about the animals, and open to questions of all kinds. Hot days plan to come either morning or evening so...More

Thank Jillcoach
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The Conservators Center is definitely worth the money. Between the Lions, tigers, and Wolf's i don't know which is my favorite. It is a great group / family event. Not good for little children though, the tours take to long and would definitely be a...More

Thank Q6807FEchrisc
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The areas best kept secret for sure! You are so close to all the animals and the tour guides are the BEST! They give you information on the facility and tons of information on the animals. They even make call nioses to get the animals...More

1  Thank Erica L
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We did the twilight tour, and had a wonderful time. Saw tons of animals, including the ocelot, serval, caracal, and lemurs. Our guide was smart and funny. Can't recommend the place enough!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We really enjoyed the Toys & Treats tour, the animals were awake and ready to participate. Totally worth a trip, great videos and pictures up close of exotic animals.The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and welcomed all the questions from the group. We would definitely...More

Thank nclpn91
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Response from NCTraveler2015 | Reviewed this property |
There are Cracker Barrels on I-40 along your route that will be open. Hotel restaurants will likely be open as well. Greensboro is about 30 minutes from Burlington, so hope that helps you find somewhere to eat.
Susan D
4 October 2016|
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Response from Erica L | Reviewed this property |
It's about a mile long of a rocky walkway. You can pay $5 extra to have a seat in a golf cart to still do the tour.
31 March 2016|
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Response from Nikkisams | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the tour, age, time of year. Check them out on their website