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Address: 12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
Phone Number: +1 813-920-4130
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Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the...

Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the horizon for a glimpse of a pride of Lions, or a Leopard lounging in the trees? Do you imagine yourself in India, riding an elephant through the high grass with your eyes peeled for the elusive Tiger? Have you ever thought how great it would be to hike through the rainforest, listening to the tropical birds, ever on the lookout for a Leopard or an Ocelot high in the canopy? Have you ever been to the zoo and wanted to be closer to the exotic cats; so close you could almost touch them? You don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to make these dreams come true. The world's largest accredited big cat rescue facility is right here in Tampa, Florida at Big Cat Rescue.

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US$36.00*
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Big Cat Rescue for Kids Tour in Tampa
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First time Keeper Tour

Went to the BCR this past weekend and did the Keeper Tour. I have nothing negative to say about it. I thought the tour was great,. Our tour leader was very knowledgable and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to the BCR this past weekend and did the Keeper Tour. I have nothing negative to say about it. I thought the tour was great,. Our tour leader was very knowledgable and friendly and even though we started a little late she went over time to give us our full 2 hours which was nice! I was a little... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife is a huge supporter of big cats and so we took a tour for her birthday. The money raised by these tours helps support their sanctuary of rescued animals. It is a good tour with a chance to observe many species of cat. You can tell that the sanctuary cares deeply about these animals, and is frequently involved... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Big Cat Rescue not only does amazing work saving these beautiful animals, they also offer a terrific experience for people who would like to see these beautiful animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family experience! Notable Charity for wild cats. Friendly staff, clean, and easy walking tour. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so fortunate to be told about visiting the Big Cat Rescue while in Florida. My cousin recently moved to Orlando and he and his wife visited once before. It was so awesome. I literally stood 3 feet from a tiger in her living area! We were on the 10:00 tour and the cats were fairly active. Our guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the more expensive tickets during my trip, but definitely worth the money. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly, no young kids on the tour meant that they gave more thorough information. Would definitely go back and would totally be willing to pay for one of the fancier tours given the chance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. The tours are at 3pm daily, and you get to see the most amazing animals - lion, tigers, bobcats and, my personal favourite, mountain lions amongst them. The centre is mostly staffed by volunteers who are knowledgeable and responsive. The animals are majestic. Also loved the Gift Shop, which was well stocked.... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting experience, a good place for the cats, caring staff. However, it would be nice to have a bit more time to spend around the animals.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been waiting for my animal loving granddaughter to reach the minimum age of 10. So for her birthday present I reserved tickets to BCR to tour the facility on her birthday. What an experience! Beautiful animals, great lessons learned, enlightenment about the generosity of our community, took wonderful pictures of the cats, and as a bonus the weather... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a week in Orlando we were traveling back to Clearwater to catch our flight. We arrived in Clearwater a couple hours early and had time to kill so we searched TripAdvisor and found this seemingly great way to spend a few hours with our 8 year old. Back tracked half an hour to Tampa only to find out... More 

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