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Lion Habitat Ranch: General Admission with Optional Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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    What to Expect
    Head to the Lion Habitat Ranch, approximately 15 minutes south of the Las Vegas Strip in Henderson, Nevada. This 8.5-acre sanctuary is home to the big cats that previously worked at the MGM Grand’s lion habitat. Since the early 1990s, the ranch has been the residence of more than 40 lions and their cubs. 

    Stroll along the paved paths and watch the lions lounging, playing and napping in their habitats on a self-guided tour of the facility.

    As an added option, upgrade to include an informative and entertaining, behind-the-scenes tour of the ranch. This exclusive, 90-minute, small-group tour features the sanctuary’s professional trainers feeding, cleaning, watering and bathing the animals as they do on a regular basis. Along the way, ask questions about the daily activities of the lions and also about what’s involved in raising and taming them. Then spend time hand feeding the ranch’s young giraffe. Bring a camera. There will be some great, close-up photo opportunities.

    After exploring the inner workings of the sanctuary, take to the grounds for an additional guided tour with one of the trainers.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Lion Habitat Ranch
    Departure Time
    General Admission: 11am to 3pm, last entrance at 2:30pm
    Behind the Scenes Tour: from 9:30am to 11am depending on the season.

    Hours may vary based on season, it is recommended that you call prior to your date of travel to confirm hours of operation.
    • Behind the ScenesTour (if option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Lion Habitat Ranch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drink (available for purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews nice quiet place clean facility beautiful animals private tour get away mgm bentley educated strip vegas
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Wonderful couple of hours looking at these beautiful majestic animals. There is a clever setup where people are inside a plexiglass cubicle partially inside the lion cage. food is placed on the lion side so one literally can be face to face with a lion’s...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank BetteAnnV
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Visiting Las Vegas for our wedding anniversary, my husband booked this trip for us both knowing I love giraffes and I could feed one here was the main reason for going. It's quite a way out off the strip by taxi and on arrival you...More

    1  Thank Jav66
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Real nice, low key, up close and personal experience with the cats and handlers. Ozzie the Giraffe is amazing. Just and overall nice quiet place to get away from the crazy of the strip and unwind with the animals for a bit.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank LasVegasTourist
    Reviewed 4 September 2019

    We did a small side trip as a family to check out the Lion Habitat Ranch. It was really cool and well put together despite the 100+ degree heat. All of the trainers and volunteers were knowledge and the animals seemed well taken care of,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank shuom
    Reviewed 3 September 2019

    The lions were impressive and adorable. Everyone that works at the ranch are extremely knowledgeable about the lions and clearly adore them. The animals are very well cared for and even have a/c in their houses in summer and heat in winter. The giraffe that...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank fionabR7474AU
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    Michelle R
    17 August 2018|
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    Response from Murray W | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry..cannot recall exactly
    Cheryl F
    8 June 2018|
    Response from Pansy77th | Reviewed this property |
    No other animals other than service animals are allowed. You could call them and ask if its a special situation but I am quite sure they will say they aren't allowed.
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