Are you an animal lover? Do you love nature? If you’re such and you love to see the animals roam free in the wild, you’d probably go crazy over a trip to Safari but it doesn’t mean that a trip to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge won’t thrill you to the bones!
Settled atop the breathtaking Ozark Mountains, and natural habitat to roughly 100 exotic species and native animals, the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is among the largest and most admired Big Cat safe-havens in the whole North America. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a lifetime sanctuary for abused and neglected “Big Cats” with emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars. The sanctuary ensures the care, safety, and well being of the animals as their priority. Even though these animals are caged and held in captivity, all of them are treated with the dignity and compassion they deserve.
Enjoy the perfect weekend getaway with your family in one of Turpentine Creek’s unique lodging accommodations. There are many ways to expand your visit at Turpentine Creek. If you prefer staying on-site, they have so many great accommodation choices which include Safari Lodges strictly for adults only, Suites, Treehouses, Safari tents, or you could also opt for the RV and Tent spaces. They are all relatively close to the animals and you should be able to hear the animals. The suites, however, are the closest to the animals because they are situated incredibly close to the cats, so close that you can hear them chuffing at night!
There is so much to experience in Eureka springs aside from the on-site activities in Turpentine Creek. These activities are family-friendly, perfect for a weekend getaway, or a romantic time with a special someone. These include not only just camping, picnic, and wildlife viewing, but strolling in their art gallery, shopping for souvenirs, visiting the caves, wineries, and going fishing. The little children and those young-at-hearts can partake and savor the educational daily tours and experience Africa in the Ozarks. The family can also head to the outdoor recreation area, beauty spas, and wellness.
Be sure to write in your schedules so that you wouldn’t forget their popular annual occassions such as the spectacular “Art with an Altitude”, a Kite Festival usually held during March and as well as the lively Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular event in October, to name a few. Turpentine Creek is truly a special place where animals seem to matter. The staffs always see to it that the animals are valued, and well taken care of. So the next time you’re in the vicinity, make time to visit this magical place with your family and friends.
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