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Address: 305 Pine St, Rock Springs, WI 53961-9771
Phone Number: 16085245466
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This is a non-profit organization. I listed as a zoo, but it is more...

This is a non-profit organization. I listed as a zoo, but it is more educational. They recue Lions, Tigers, and Leopards. They have night tours, and morning feeding tours. You can buy a meal [a chicken] which they will feed to one of the big cats. When that 4-wheeler comes by, all the big cats are at attention. It really is a great experience. Barb

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We Highly Recommend Their Night Tour - It was Fantastic!

We'd heard about Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue, but didn't know they offered specialty tours until we read their website. Since we had a business commitment during daytime hours (when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
sellbuy1234567
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near Chicago, IL

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near Chicago, IL
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66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We'd heard about Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue, but didn't know they offered specialty tours until we read their website. Since we had a business commitment during daytime hours (when they're normally open in the summer,) we were thrilled to find out that we could still visit their facility at night. (We understand their hours change after Labor Day, so be... More 

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Thank sellbuy1234567
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Big Cat Rescue on a Sunday afternoon. What a great place! Each of the animals has a description and a background story of their rescue. For an extra donation you can give one of the cats a treat box or a chicken (grocery store kind-no wild kingdom to worry about). We "gave" a treat to Ozzie, one... More 

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Thank Kathy A
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went to the morning feeding activity as a family. We enjoyed learning about each of the animals and see them eating. It was a real treat to hear the lions roar when we were so close! Neat place for anyone.

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Thank Little-Red-Goose
Horicon, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to see some of God's most powerful creatures. They save these big cats from different scenarios and care for them meticulously. A definite MUST SEE if in WI and only a very short drive from Wisconsin Dells.

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Thank Kurt K
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is better than going to the zoo! You get a much better up close and personal experience with the cats. You can even pay a little extra to have them feed one of the cats a chicken (dead, raw -looks like it came from the grocery store) What an honorable thing for this family to be doing, taking care... More 

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1 Thank Cindi E
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I wish we lived closer, we would visit more often. We visit at least once a year when we are in the area camping. It is a nice drive from the Dells. The animals are well taken care of. We always buy chickens ($12 ea.) and pick the animals to give a treat to. I think it is more fun... More 

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1 Thank Kathy K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

A not to miss! Educational as well as entertaining. Fee to get in goes to care of the animals and is well worth it!

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1 Thank Jeanne M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Everytime I go there they have added or done something to make it nicer for the cats. All ages could enjoy this. You can walk it or drive it. Grounds are very clean. No food available but picnic tables available if you bring your own lunch. To get the most from your visit, go on a day when it isn't... More 

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1 Thank Cindy W
Spooner, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

You walk or can drive your car to view the cats in their cages. They are so use to seeing people that they don't hardly moved so don't really get to enjoy the cats. For the money we wouldn't go back. Also don't get trick that it is free, as their is a little word play when they say donations.... More 

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The rescue is a neat place to visit, The big cats are beautiful to see, The day we visited was trick or treating for the kids. The lines moved along quickly and the kids got enough candy. We spoke to someone who worked at the center and they said it's really neat to come at feeding time or on a... More 

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