Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Eureka Springs, AR

Where are we going?

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
239 Turpentine Creek Lane
Eureka Springs

479 253 5841

What is there to do?

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.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $15

Children: $10

Free Under: 3 years.


When can we go?

Open every day, except Christmas Day. 9am to 6pm summer, 9am to 5pm winter.


Any top tips?

Habitat Tours and Keeper Talks are also available without booking, times are posted on site.

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