Visitor Information

Refuge Hours

Limited tour sizes. Tram departs on the hour – final tour departs 1 hour before close.

General Hours9:00am4:00pm
General Hours (DST)9:00am5:00pm
New Years Day11:00am4:00pm

Available Tours

General Admission & Hourly Tours

Carnivore Caravan Tour

Coffee with the Curator

Virtual Tours

Group Tours

Student Field Trips

Additional Activities

Discovery Area

Venture around the open area of our park and see all of our smaller animal residents at your own pace. Stroll down our bear tunnel to see some of our bears and big cats (can see the other bears on specialty tours).

Educational Programming

Join one of our wildlife interpreters during your visit to explore and discover the refuge and its residents in a different way through interactive talks, games, and much more. Help us be the voice of wildlife everywhere to protect their future.

Gift Shop

With a wide variety of cruelty free, eco-friendly merchandise and apparel available in our gift shop and online stores, you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir or gift for you and your family or friends.

Stay Overnight

Enjoy an evening, weekend, or week at the Refuge! Get the full experience at the refuge and make fun and unique memories, all while helping the animals at Turpentine Creek.

Visit Lodging Site

Maps & Brochures

Refuge Map


Animal Brochure


Lodging Brochure


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