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Promised Land Zoo in Branson, MO

2751 Shepherd of the Hills ExpresswayBranson, MO 65616
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A top-rated wildlife park and animal attraction in the area, the family-owned Branson’s Promised Land Zoo offers personalized zoo experiences for everyone. Guests can enjoy live shows, a foot safari, parakeet exhibit, animal bottle-feeding experiences, and more, with creatures like antelopes, zebras, kangaroos, baboons, spider monkeys, lemurs and several species in the “big cats” family.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • You can bottle feed the babies.
  • Only zoo inside Branson city limits.
  • Live animal shows.
  • The path is a wood chip path so be prepared if a stroller is necessary.
  • This is an outdoor zoo.
  • Exclusive animal encounters for additional fee.
  • Plan 2 hours for visit.


from Branson's Promised Land Zoo
Home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals from around the world! Come out and see all that we have to offer in our Foot Safari, interactive Live Animal Shows, Parakeet Paradise and Bottle Feedings too! We also have a petting zoo area where you can feed lots of animals too.

Exclusive Encounters with select species are available; ask a zookeeper how you can participate in a once-in-a-lifetime encounter today! There is always something happening at Branson's newest and wildest attraction. All guests will receive a wristband for all-day-access, so feel free to come and go as you please.

New at the Zoo for 2015 we have a Lion and Tiger Exhibit, Kangaroo Encounters, Reptile Encounters, New Bird Exhibits, New Show Animals and much more!

As always, the Foot Safari, Live Animal Shows, Bottle Feedings and Parakeet Paradise are INCLUDED in your admission! Group rates are available. Show and bottle feeding times available throughout the day. Please check for daily show times and bottle feeding times.

Currently Live Animal Shows are Saturdays at, 11am, 1pm,and 3pm Sundays at 11am and 3pm and Bottle Feeding Babies at 10am, 2pm & 6pm. Last admission is at 5pm.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
Kerri McCroskey
Conway, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"My experience at the zoo"
June, 2016
The zoo didn't cost a lot, and they had a lot of animals. My favorite was the screaming goats.
Tip: 1. The zoo owns one of the largest snakes in the US.

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Leabeth Ashberger
1 Review
"Amazing! !!"
December, 2015
The Promise Land Zoo was simply amazing! You are allowed to get up and close to the animals. You can feed a variety of animals and there are interactions with some of the animals. While on my visit I did the sloth interaction, and it was awesome!! An animal lovers paradise. I will definitely be going back!
Tip: Be prepared to be there awhile if you love animals?

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Shellie Walker
Springdale, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Take a step into fun land"
October, 2015
Branson's Promised Land Zoo is the perfect spot to take the kiddos and enjoy some family time. Each of us had an amazing time feeding the parakeets was an experience my family tells friends about still months later. The babies in the zoo are so sweet and we made life long memories the day we chose to stop in. Great place to go and experience animals, very hands on.
Tip: Wash your hands before and after visiting, it keeps the animals and yourself safe.

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Reserve Branson Customer
1 Review
"Absolutely Fantastic!"
July, 2015
Everyone in our group loved this place. Yes it's a smaller Zoo, but you can actually pet and feed the animals! They are sooo cute and I got to bottle feed baby kangaroos and a camel on our last visit. We will be back next time to Branson! Oh, and loved the shows too.
Tip: Check the show and feeding times.

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Blake Conway
Grove, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
July, 2015
Amazing place to go my son and wife love it!!!

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Jamie Torres
Waynesville , MO
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Good family fun"
March, 2015
its a smaller zoo that doesn't take long to get through. I have a 6, 3 and a 5 month old and they really enjoyed it. They have bottle feeding that the kids can do and they have animal shows throughout the day and the kids can ask questions and pet all of the animals. You are able to feed all of the animals there except for the monkeys and carnivores. My husband and I did the live animal interaction and we loved it the trainer is very informative and you can take as many pictures as you want. The thing that I loved the most is that they have scripture everywhere and all the proceeds go back to the animals. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is that it's not handicapped accessible or stroller accessible. Instead of having some type of path it's all wood chips so it makes it difficult to push a stroller or a wheelchair around especially because it's very hilly. Overall I would and have recommended this to other people
Tip: Hard to push strollers and wheelchairs around. If you are confined to a wheelchair and can't use a cain or walker then I wouldn't recommend going. Also it' has a lot of hills so if you have bad knees take that into consideration. On the plus must do the animal encounter and the bottle feeding

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leeann gonzales
houston, TX
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Small but fun"
March, 2015
This zoo is probably one of the smallest that we've visited and a bit pricey for its size BUT the kids had a good time and thats what counts! The best part is the feeding of the baby animals and the little "show and tell" where you can actually touch each animal that is brought out. It only took us about an hour to walk the entire zoo, including the feeding and show.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Sandy H
"Great if you have young children"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 24, 2016 NEW
The zoo is pricey but if you have young children it is great. There are opportunities for hands on touching and holding various animals and to bottle feed the young animals. The animals are up close and personal. It is not a big zoo but the walking is hilly.
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Greg F
Golden, Colorado
"Not worth it"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2016 NEW
We were under the impression that paying extra for the VIP meant you got to hold Sloths and Lemurs, wrong that's another 40. Small place you might spend an hour.
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TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2016 NEW
You have to remember this is a small private zoo and while they may not have all the perks of a big zoo like the St Louis zoo it is still amazing how much they do have. The kids will love it and so will you. I remember when they first started in Branson West and have moved several times growing along the way. I am hoping they will eventually be able to move to really large quarters with first rate accommodations for the exhibits but until then enjoy it is worth it.
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Megan B
"Interactive zoo"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2016 NEW
This zoo is very small, so if you're looking for a large zoo to see a plethora of animals this is not the zoo for you. What this zoo lacks in size it makes up for in interaction. We had a wonderful time petting, feeding and holding the different animals.
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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2016 NEW
You know how when you spend too much money on something and you try to and sometimes can justify it in your head well I couldn't even justify this. Like everything in Branson its priced about $10 too high. I've been to zoos and refuges this small before and enjoyed them but this is really just a glorified petting zoo maybe small children would enjoy it. We take our time and watch the animals and read the plaques and were still done with this in about 30 minutes.The only thing I really enjoyed was the "show" it was pretty cool and informative
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Frequently Asked Questions about Branson's Promised Land Zoo

Approximately how long does it take to tour Branson Promise Land Zoo?
It takes at least 2 hours or more depending on how much time you spend at each exhibit.

Is the bottle feeding included in my admission ticket?
Yes, you get the opportunity to feed baby zebra, camels, watusi, goats, deer and more?! This activity is always included in your admission and offered at select times throughout the day (10am, 2pm & 6pm, subject to change).

What kind of animals will I see on the Foot Safari?
We currently have on display numerous antelope, zebra, kangaroo, big cats, medium cats, baboons, spider monkeys, lemurs, and many other groups of animals including deer, prairie dogs, capybara, porcupines and large variety of petting zoo animals like alpacas, goats, ect.

Can I feed the animals?
You can feed (with food purchased from PLZ) many of our creatures.  

Can I feed the birds in Parakeet Paradise?
Yes, each admission receives one parakeet stick for the birds. Additional parakeet sticks are available for 2/$1.

Is the Exclusive Encounter included with my admission ticket?
No, this is an additional fee. Reservations are required by calling the Zoo directly.