National Tiger Sanctuary Branson, MO

518 State Hwy BBSaddlebrooke, MO 65630
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Explore the diverse campus of the National Tiger Sanctuary, a non-profit tiger sanctuary Missouri facility near Branson. Built to ensure the well-being of tigers and exotic and domestic animals, this sanctuary offers an array of experiences to foster a love for nature in the hearts of visitors. Take a tour and learn their stories while giving back to a great cause.

up to 1 hrs

Good To Know

  • Behind the scenes and feeding tours available.
  • Animals include white and orange tigers, lions, mountain lions, and leopards.
  • View big cats from three feet away.
  • Located a short drive north of Branson.
  • Tours are approximately one hour and cover a distance of 1/4 mile.
  • Dress for the weather forecast as tours are outside and happen rain or shine.
  • Wear your walking shoes.
  • Non-profit facility.


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Take a walk on the wild side at the National Tiger Sanctuary (NTS), a big cat rescue near Branson, Missouri. Engage in an unforgettable experience while giving back to a great cause with one of the National Tiger Sanctuary tours.

NTS is a non-profit rescue facility for exotic and domestic animals, including white and orange tigers, lions, mountain lions, leopards, primates, cats, and dogs. Learn their stories, see their personalities, and gain an understanding of the sanctuary's mission and what they do to improve the lives of the animals in their care.

This educational campus is dedicated to bringing awareness to environmental conditions and their effects on the earth's ecosystems. Their mission is much bigger than just caring for their furry friends; they believe that through education, we can all have a positive impact on the environment!

Photography and questions are encouraged. Visits are by guided tour only so the cats can rest.
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National Tiger Sanctuary is located at 518 State Hwy BBSaddlebrooke, MO 65630
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Frequently Asked Questions about National Tiger Sanctuary

Where is the National Tiger Sanctuary located?

The National Tiger Sanctuary is located at 518 State Hwy BB, Saddlebrooke, MO 65630, just a quick drive from Branson, MO.

How close can I get to the tigers?

All guests safely view the tigers from three feet away.

How many cats will I see on a National Tiger Sanctuary tour?

The number of big cats depend upon the tour selected. - Awareness tours have the opportunity to meet up to 10 cats from 2 species. - Feeding tours have the opportunity to meet up to 12 cats from 4 species.

What should I wear during my visit to the National Tiger Sanctuary?

The tours are outside, so please dress for the day’s forecast and wear comfortable walking shoes.

How long is a typical tour?

National Tiger Sanctuary tours are approximately one hour and you will walk approximately 1/4 mile during that time. There are benches to rest along the path.

Can I bring a stroller/wagon or walker/wheelchair?

Yes. However, some will have better mobility than others on the gravel pathways. Wagons that can be pulled behind typically perform better than strollers. Power and power-assist chairs do very well! Traditional walkers are not recommended. Mobility scooters are welcome or can be rented for $5.00.

Are the tours outside?

Yes, and the tours operate rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Can I pet a cat?

No. Out of a healthy respect for the large carnivores in their care, at no time will there be an opportunity to hold, touch, or pet any of the cats.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, if they are good canine citizens as outlined below you may bring your dog. - Service animals are welcome on all tours - Companion animals are welcome on our walking tours but are prohibited on our riding tours. - Good canine citizens do not bark or bite, jump on other guests, or antagonize our cats. - Dogs who are unable to remain good canine citizens will be escorted, with their human, back to the gift shop.