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Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue

#1 of 2 things to do in Rock Springs Features Animals
305 Pine St, Rock Springs, WI 53961-9771
+1 608-524-5466
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Wonderful Place

It is about 30 minutes from Wisconsin Dells. Good size parking lot. Admission is $9 for adults, $7... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Faith P
Elgin, Illinois
Worth the visit.

Was pleasantly surprised by the site when we visited. The enclosures are large and have a decent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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This is a non-profit organization. Is listed as a zoo, but it is more educational. They rescue 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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305 Pine St, Rock Springs, WI 53961-9771
+1 608-524-5466

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is about 30 minutes from Wisconsin Dells. Good size parking lot. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 seniors, and $6 for kids up to 12 years of age. All the money goes to the care and feeding of the big cats. Once you pay...More

Thank Faith P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was pleasantly surprised by the site when we visited. The enclosures are large and have a decent grass cover in the exhibits. They have a new black top path for easy walking to view the big cats from, .Collection is primarily African lions and tigers...More

Thank southbison
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of Wisconsin's best kept secrets. You can spend as much time as you wish observing the cats and enjoying the view. We were excited to hear talk of overnight stays in cabins.

1  Thank minnie119
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You really get to appreciate the sheer size and beauty of these big cats because you get way closer to their cages than you do at Zoos. Also this rescue is a very worthy cause. Highly recommended.

1  Thank DaGapster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You cannot see lions, tigers & leopards up this close at any zoo! You can even take an early morning "feeding" tour. This is when they are most active and vocal. When was the last time you've heard a lion roar? This is the place...More

1  Thank Rose H
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We did this on a whim while in the Wisconsin Dells! It was great, a small little place, it didnt take us too long to get thru it, price was good, they take in rescue cats! We paid extra to watch them feed a lion...More

1  Thank thechapmans5
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...More

Thank sellbuy1234567
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...More

Thank Kathy A
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.

Thank Little-Red-Goose
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.

Thank Kurt K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can we bring in or purchase any special treats for the animals? Price? Not able to come to the morning feeding tour.
20 May 2017|
Response from Jeff K | Property representative |
Yes you may purchase chickens here!! (They Are Not Live)
What is the kind of cat, almost extinct, that you have two of together? I got the magnet with them on, but can't remember ....
9 October 2016|
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Response from Jeff K | Property representative |
Keisha & Krisco they are barabry atlas lions!!
Connie M
So how much is the "donation"?
5 June 2016|
Response from Jeff K | Property representative |
$9 for adults $6 for children.