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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gcboone
Belton, Missouri
"Loved it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
Had such a good time there. The staff was so nice and friendly. Very knowledgeable and you could tell they really enjoyed their jobs and cared for the animals. I did the Ultimate excursion and so got the VIP hands on interactions with the animals plus got to feed and hold so many I've never had the opportunity to do before. If you love animals and like being up close and personal this is the place for you. The drive thru isn't as big as some I've been to but they are fairly new and still growing. They say they are expanding and will be adding more animals in the next few years. It was a great experience that I plan to go back to enjoy with my grandchildren. I highly recommend it!
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Stephanie W
"Highlight of my vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2018 NEW
I had the most wonderful experience! The staff were very friendly and so knowledgeable. I got the vip plus package and held Neo the lemur and it was the highlight of my entire vacation! And we overheard that you guys were under-staffed the day we were there, but we couldn’t even tell because the workers were so kind and made sure to answer every question we had. The drive-thru experience was great also and made even more fun by the driver and his silly jokes. We have already recommended you guys to friends who will be visiting this summer. I am so excited to come back next year when you have more land and expand your park! I can’t express enough how helpful the staff was and how wonderful the up-close encounters with your animals were!
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Michelle L
Olathe
"Wonderful Place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2018 NEW
We did the VIP Plus so that we could do the Sloth encounter - the boys got to into the enclosure with the Sloths and feed them and pet them -- Just being able to be up close to all them and feed them and the tram ride was so much fun.
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Lisha R
"Promise Land Zoo was wonderful!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
It was a wonderful experience! I have been to many zoos & this was the best experience by far. The ride thru the zoo was fantastic on the vip experience because the driver was so enjoyable w/his sense of humor. The hands on experience w/the animals was wonderful because the zoo personnel were so knowledgeable & friendly. My daughter brought me for my birthday & we loved it. I also enjoyed the scriptures placed thru out the zoo. It is always nice to support Christian establishments. The driver mentioned future expansion & that is exciting. I plan on bringing more family & friends to visit this zoo in the future!
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Melinda D
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
"Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2018 NEW
Feeding the birds was the best part!! The kids loved how they came up to you feet and tried to eat your shoe. The overall zoo was good and 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.