Promised Land Zoo in Branson, MO

2751 Shepherd of the Hills ExpresswayBranson, MO 65616
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Overview

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.

Description

from Branson's Promised Land Zoo
Branson's Top Rated Animal Attraction was recently ranked as one of the top 25 zoos in the US by Trip Advisor in 2015. Branson's Promised Land Zoo will give you and your entire group an experience you won't forget!

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, Bottle Feedings and more. We also have a petting zoo area where you can feed lots of animals too.

New for 2018, Branson's Promised Land Zoo will continue its transformation taking our facility to a fully interactive park of nearly 75 acres, all right in the heart of Branson!

Basic admission includes the Foot Safari that takes you through many exhibits from around the world, Parakeet Paradise with complimentary feed stick to feed the birds, and our new Drive Thru where you can take your own vehicle around the park and see many animals large and small.

VIP Admission are welcome to enjoy everything in Basic Admission as well as the VIP Encounter where our educational staff brings out several more animals for you to hold and take photos with, as well as our VIP Tram Experience — a fully interactive tram tour through many of the animal habitats where you can learn about and interact with many of the zoo residents.

Also for November and December 2018, the Let There Be Lights Drive Thru Lights Display with live reindeer, Santa, movies and more!

Please check the plzoo.com for bottle feeding, show, tram and other times.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
Kerri Bingaman
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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Tip: Check the show and feeding times.

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Blake Conway
Grove, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome!!!"
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
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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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jsh30278
Warrensburg, Missouri
"Such a wonderful experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2018 NEW
We purchased the VIP package, but there was a mix up with timing and our encounter. The manager, Josh, jumped in quickly to make things right! I can't say enough about the people who work here, the hospitality shown, and the amazing experience we had while visiting the zoo. There may be larger zoos out there, but I can't imagine having a more personal experience. Thanks for rounding out our trip to Branson!!
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superfunm0m
Greenfield Center, New York, Usa
"Highly recommend the sloth encounter!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2018 NEW
Our family had a great time at the zoo. We loved the sloth encounter. I wish we got more time with them. The VIP encounter with TriSaratops and Marcia was very informative. They made it exciting and fun. Barry(the tram driver) made sure everyone had a blast on the tour. If we come back to Branson, we will definitely be visiting the zoo.
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ceplina801
Houston, Missouri
"Very good place to visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2018 NEW
My wife loves slothes... Which probably explains a few things about her attraction to me. She found this place online and saw that it allowed interaction with clothes and lemurs. Both of which are very cool. We went there shortly after opening and got everything scheduled. It was a nice place and very "hands on". We upgraded to the vip experience, which was pretty expensive, but in the end was worth it. We did the petting zoo, tram ride and the sloth experience. It was one of the neatest things ever! I would have have it 5 stars except for the price. They take a photo as you enter and want you to buy it when you leave. After depth at much on tickets, it really should have been included, would have made it more palatable,or a free soda or water. Anything really. Price aside, we loved it! Spring for the extra experience if you go. It's really neat.
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Jasper E
"Nice zoo but"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2018 NEW
It's a nice drive-thru Zoo. But if your in a wheelchair like me the foot-path is so not wheelchair friendly at all. To many steep paths that u need to go on and I say about about it's less then 50% is wheelchair friendly
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Gracelinsmom1984
Branson, Missouri
"Branson’s Promised Land Zoo is amazing "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2018 NEW
We visited the zoo today and had a total blast we seen the live show and then went on the drive thru Jolee was our driver very nice and so informative . Toby was amazing and seen her at several different places including the place where we got to hold a baby kangaroo so sweet . We also got to feed and pet the sloths my daughter who is 9 absolutely loved it and so did I ! So much to do and the staff know so much about the animals it makes the experience so much better !! Madison was our tour for the sloth encounter she was also very informative ! All around so much fun.
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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.