Plan Your Trip
Hours & Tours
- Standard Time: 9 am – 4 pm. Daylight Saving Time: 9am – 5pm.
- Limited tour sizes. Tram departs on the hour – final tour departs 1 hour before close.
- Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve – final tour is at 1 pm
- Closed on Christmas Day
- Open late on New Year’s Day – the first tour is at 11 am
Things to do at Turpentine Creek
The half-mile guided tram tour takes visitors around to the area where the majority of our large cats’ habitats are located. The only way to view these habitats is during a guided tour.
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).
Behavior Management Program
Used to both encourage animals to partake in stress-reducing enrichment activity and allowing for animal care staff to more efficiently examine potential health issues.
We offer a variety of programs about the animals that call the Refuge home and where they are found in the wild, species conservation, biodiversity, animal adaptations, and more.