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National Tiger Sanctuary in Branson, MO

518 State Hwy BBSaddlebrooke, MO 65630
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Overview

A not-for-profit rescue facility built to ensure the well-being of tigers and other exotic and domestic animals, National Tiger Sanctuary offers educational experiences for guests of any age to enjoy in Chestnutridge, Missouri, just 20 minutes north of Branson. The sanctuary lets guests choose from the Awareness Tour, the Feeding Tour, the Behind-the-Scenes Tour and the You Feed Tour.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Saddlebrooke Travel Experts
  • Behind the scenes and feeding tours available.
  • Animals include white and orange tigers, lions, mountain lions, and leopards.
  • View big cats from 3-ft away.
  • Short drive north of Branson.
  • Tour happens rain or shine.
  • Behind the scenes and feeding tours available.
  • Wear your walking shoes.
  • Non-profit facility.

Description

from National Tiger Sanctuary
National Tiger Sanctuary is a non-profit, rescue facility for exotic and domestic animals, including white and orange tigers, lions, mountain lions, leopards, primates, cats, and dogs. NTS is an educational campus dedicated to bringing awareness to 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! Visit our big cats from three feet away at 10 am, 12 pm, or 2 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.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
Karena Smith
shawnee, KS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"EXTRAORDINARY"
June, 2016
my family and i enjoyed a tour of the Sanctuary a couple weeks ago. I found it to be educational regarding so many captive lions and tigers around the world. People who want to gain profit or think its fund to have a pet. My children learned the value of keeping wild animals as pets and how endangered some of them are.
Tip: its some walking not on flat ground so if thats an issue you might not want to go. its outside of course where it can be hot.

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Karsyn Batt
Tecumseh, OK
2 Reviews
"Very fun and exciting!"
February, 2016
We had a great time! The staff was very knowledgeable and able to answer any questions we threw their way. Seeing these animals up close made me and my husband speechless. My children were in awe that we were so close to them! Especially when Merlin was roaring at us! This is a MUST SEE!
Tip: Pay the extra $$ for the feeding. You see more animals, and get to watch them eat.

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Jamie Tyler
Girard, KS
9 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Non-profit is a good cause, but site is a little misleading"
August, 2015
I researched this Sanctuary before attending. My husband and I attended one in Eureka Springs and we loved it!! So we thought our done would enjoy seeing th big cats also. This one not so much. The feeding your was a small walking tour, we seen 10 animals and while this is a non-profit organization the price was high for only seeing ten animals who were fed "snacks". "Snacks" consisted of small chicken legs or a small rib. The website states something like hear the cats crushing bones while they eat on the feeding your- so you think wow watch them eat a meal, only to find out that it is a snack. Very disappointing, but again for a good cause.

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Trisha Stogsdill
Lansing, KS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good information"
July, 2015
Very cool facts to learn, very cool to be up close to the animals.

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Rich Latham
Burleson, TX
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Beautiful animals!"
February, 2015
Glad we spent the time. These animals are just incredible to see up close and the Staff was helpful & knowledgeable.
Tip: Spend the extra $$ for the feeding tour.

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Kasey Wheeler
Claremore, OK
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"very cool experience"
January, 2015
Even though it's a little north of Branson, it's totally worth visiting! The animals are beautiful and staff was personable, friendly and did a great job of educating the kids while speaking at their level as well. If you enjoy going to zoos or animal preserves, then you will love this! You can tell the animals are well taken care of. will go again next time we visit Branson.
Tip: wear walking shoes

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Chet Tabor
Thibodaux, LA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"This place is a must-see!!"
January, 2015
So we went here when it was 27 degrees, and despite the fact that we were FREEZING, it was one of the most beautiful places we had ever been. The Tigers and lions are both some astonishing animals! Would highly recommend this place to everyone traveling to the saddlebrook area.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Muggo123
"Mother daughter trip "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2017 NEW
We stopped on the way to Eureka Springs and wanted to see what it was about. I am so glad we did. They are a non profit organization that rescues big cats and provides care until the end of life. They educate and inform and learn about and from these rescued cats. They are amazing and do incredible work.
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250amd
Wildwood, Florida
"Educational"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2017 NEW
I enjoyed the tour of the National Tiger Sanctuary. The group in our tour had great questions and our tour person was very educated on the sanctuary. It you like tigers I would suggest you take time out to see this.
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fourk2017
Kingsville, Canada
"Amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 10, 2017 NEW
We visited here with our 7 and 9 year olds. Our tour guide, Shelby, did an amazing job and truly loves the animals. We got up close and personal with lions, tigers, cougars, and more. The animals are very well cared for and the sanctuary is a true rescue for these beautiful creature. Would love to visit again.
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Ted P
Galena, Missouri
"Entertainment while being educated"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 08, 2017 NEW
My wife and I have visited this sanctuary over 3 times. We learn something new each time and the animals always put on a show. Limited group tours allow plenty of photos and questions. If you Iike big cats, this is the place to visit. My heart is with Merlin because I saw him when he was a young lion. This sanctuary takes excellent care of their cats. You will come away appreciating these beautiful felines.
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James M
Branson West, Missouri
"National Tiger Sanctuary is GRRRRRRREAT!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 04, 2017 NEW
Some of the hidden secrets of Branson attractions are just outside the confines of the famous 76 strip. Sad though that many do not make an effort to delve into attractions that would not only create a lasting memory but more importantly a life time experience. Such was the case when we treated our granddaughter Abigail Joy to a belated birthday outing to the National Tiger Sanctuary since she lives in Michigan and we had to celebrate when we could. Shelby our guide and host made the time we spent not only observing but also feeding some of the tigers a memory that will last a lifetime. All we can say is GRRRRRREAT! If you miss this one shame on you!

Frequently Asked Questions about National Tiger Sanctuary

How close can I get to the tigers?
All guests safely view the tigers from 3-feet away.

Are tours available?
Yes. Behind the scenes tours and feeding tours are available.

What should I wear during my visit to the National Tiger Sanctuary?
It is recommended that guests dress for the day’s forecast and wear comfortable walking shoes.

How long is a typical tour?
Guests will walk approximately 1/4 mile for the duration of a guided tour. The National Tiger Sanctuary has benches to rest at and electric scooters for rent. Tour guests are allowed to bring their own strollers, wheelchairs, electric scooters, and other means of personal mobility for the tours.

Is the tour outside?
Yes, and tours operate rain or shine. Dress accordingly!

Where is the National Tiger Sanctuary located?
We are located at 518 State Hwy BB, Saddlebrooke, MO 65630, just a quick drive from Branson, MO.