Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge’s mission is to provide a lifetime refuge for all rescued animals with the care, safety, and well being of the animals being the number one priority. All animals are treated with the dignity and compassion they deserve. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge has developed a reputation for this compassionate care across the country with law enforcement, universities, and others sharing a commitment to the Big Cats and other animals. This reputation has, unfortunately, made a waiting list a necessity.

Saturday, March 25 at 10 AM – 5 PM Kite Fest 2017 Turpentine Creek in Coordination with KaleidoKites in Eureka Springs Arkansas, invites you to join us for our annual Kite Fest. A day filled with fun for the whole family

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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a USDA licensed refuge for Big Cats.  It is a short 7 miles from the historic tourist town of Eureka Spring, AR, on scenic highway 23.

Starting at 10 a.m. each day, Turpentine Creek offers a guided tour of our natural habitats. Over half of our animals reside in these large enclosures. The goal of the refuge is to house every animal in a habitat on our 459 acres. The half mile walking tour is guided by one of our biologist or zoologist interns. The intern educates the public about the refuge, the different species of animals, and each enclosure. Information is provided about rescues, construction, and donations in order to keep the facility expanding. This is a great opportunity to watch the big cats running, playing, and stalking just like they would in the wild. The tours run every hour, on the hour, from 10 a.m. until one hour before feeding time.