Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refugee, Eureka Springs
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239 Turpentine Creek Lane
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
+1 (479) 253 5841
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Tiger at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refugee


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Turpentine Creek is a big cat sanctuary. They provide refuge for abandoned, abused and neglected tigers, lions, leopards and cougars and are actively engaged in educating the public. View 150 exotic animal species, including more than 100 large cats. Visit the Education Station and touch and feel. Take a Habitat Tour and learn about big cat rescue. Attend a Keeper Talk and get feline facts. Visit in the late afternoon and watch big cats feed.
Getting There
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refugee is located at 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, just 7 miles (11 km) from Eureka Springs, Arkansas on highway 23.
Hours & Times
The wildlife refugee is open daily 9:00 - 18:00 in summer and 9:00 - 17:00 in winter. Closed December 25. Feeding time is a late afternoon event, about 17:00 in summer and 16:00 in winter. Guided tours of the wildlife refugee are offered daily in summer from 11:00 to 60 minutes before feeding. Keeper talks take place on summer weekends, 10:40 and 14:40 on Saturday and 10:40 on Sunday. Special events are held from time to time.
Admission & Fees
Admission is charged. A reduced rate is available for veterans, seniors and children aged 3 -12. Children under 3 years of age are free of charge. Tours and talks are free.
Things to Keep in Mind
Plan your visit for the late afternoon; the big cat feeding is a big hit with children.
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