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

9 Reviews
Jeremy Isabell
Amarillo, TX
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Amazing!"
June, 2018 NEW
The Promise Land Zoo not only met our expectations but exceeded them! The entire experience was great for the adults and our child! From holding a baby kangaroo to feeding different animals and a live show! The tram tour is well worth the extra fee and is an unforgetable experience! The driver kept everyone entertained with corny yet funny jokes and was willing to give us all the informstion on each animal that he could provide! The walkways in the zoo have plenty of shade! The pictures offered that they take are a little pricey for what they are but not bad!
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Tip: For those with issues walking beware the walk ways are up and downhill! The animals were very active in the morning right as the zoo opens!

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Kathy B.
Corning, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Experience"
June, 2018
Branson's promised land zoo is a great experience for the whole family. Using reservebranson it was easy to get the tickets for the times that we wanted and we were able to receive a discount on the tickets. There's access for all types of people young or old. You can walk through the zoo or you can drive through the zoo or if you want, for a VIP experience which is what we had, you can take a tram ride through the zoo and actually get to feed the animals out on the land. They have a great gift shop and all of the staff are friendly. With a VIP experience you got to go in a separate room and you got to hold three of the animals and learn about them. There was live animal shows where you could come up and pet the animals. All around it was a great trip, a great experience and we would definitely go again.
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Tip: The walk through part of the zoo is paved but the road is uneven do to the winding road .There are some inclines, so if you go down the road it will be steep walking back up. We did see people with strollers.

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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Kofoid
Topeka, Kansas
"Just ok"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, KS, is much better -- more knowledgeable and available staff, cleaner and more beautiful facility, better animal encounters. Tram ride was okay, VIP encounter was okay (but not really well-described on website -- it wasn't at all what we expected), but most of park is hard to see on foot. Real disconnect between what website shows and the actual park. Staff was very friendly.
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pcc115
"Okay visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2018 NEW
I have done a drive-thru safari/zoo before and this was disappointing. It was animals all in cages so yes, you could see them. My concern is amphibious animals but they do not have water in their area, such as a pond or lake. I don’t think there was adequate space for some of the animals given their size. While I am for religious freedom, it is concerning that between the road signs explaining each animal, they would also have signs with lions talking about the devil, commandments, etc.
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Carley D
"Family outing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2018 NEW
Our family really enjoyed this! Did the VIP upgrade, lot of fun on the bus tour and feeding the camels, especially Zander! Feeding the parakeets was very cool. Wonderful family, Christian atmosphere with great staff! Got to hold a baby joey-precious.
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amie0208
"Best Branson attraction, hands down!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
You'll want to pay extra for the VIP experience. We were able to sit in an air conditioned room, while staff passed around a baby Kangaroo, a sand snake, and a little lemur. We gave treats to the Kangaroo as we held her close, and the lemur wanted to take a self with my daughter's phone! We went here solely to feed and touch a sloth, which is my 11 year-olds most favorite thing in the world. She not only got to feed THREE sloths, but we were able to pet them and spend over 20 minutes with them. They were so loving and kind, and the experience absolutely made my daughter's life! She nearly cried with joy. The staff here is super friendly, and they are all degreed individuals who are not only very knowledgeable about the animals, but obviously love them very much. The animals were friendly and ate super healthy food, and there were many available to touch and pet. If you drive thru, make sure you stop and visit the place where the sloths, owls, rabbits, snakes, lemurs, sugar gliders, ferrets and hedgehogs are located. It's not marked well when you drive thru, but you won't want to miss it, I promise!! This attraction made our vacation, for sure. We'll be back again!
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terrapeterson060
Owasso, Oklahoma
"Our first time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 13, 2018 NEW
All I can say is wow what an experience you’ll never forget! That happened to us we got the VIP package you can do everything we had an up close experience with the animals Chuck and Sarah were amazing .then we got to go on a tram that took you through to feed the animals Jolie was our driver what fun he has you laughing .all I can say this is a must you’ll have 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.