Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a licensed safe haven mainly for big cats, with current animals including lions, tigers, cougars and bears.
You visit via self guided tour and the enclosures and habitats are designed to allow numerous opportunities for up close encounters. At 4pm in winter and 5pm in summer the cats are fed, which brings a great change on their behaviours and is one of the best times to view the animals. All guests visiting the refuge at any time during the day are encouraged to either stay or come back (free of charge) to witness the feedings.
Also their Education Station allows kids to interact with things like big cat fur and whiskers, with easily understood displays explaining the physiology and medical needs of the big cats.