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Serenity Springs Wildlife Center

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Address: 24615 Scott Rd, Calhan, CO 80808-9229
Phone Number: +1 719-347-9200
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Opened in 1993, Serenity Springs Wildlife Center is home to over 120 big...

Opened in 1993, Serenity Springs Wildlife Center is home to over 120 big cats, including lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, genets, servals, caracals, coatimundi, bears and even Ligers! We are the largest federal and state licensed placement facility in Colorado.Over the years, with dedication and determination we've become Colorado's premiere big cat facility. We are proud to be the only facility in the state, including government funded zoological parks, to qualify for and be granted, a State of Colorado Zoological License.It is with joy that we provide care and love to the exotic cats in our care. See all of the opportunities you have to spend time with these majestic animals.

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Serenity Springs in Calhan, Colorado not only brings peace for the animals but for the visitors and volunteers as well. This is a special place that I fell in love with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Sydney M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Serenity Springs in Calhan, Colorado not only brings peace for the animals but for the visitors and volunteers as well. This is a special place that I fell in love with immediately. I knew I wanted to sponsor an animal and I did. I knew I wanted to volunteer and I began in August. I even started looking for housing... More 

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1 Thank Sydney M
Peyton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I'm grateful for the work this organization does to rescue wild cats who may otherwise be put down. Although it's hard to see these wild animals in cages, they seem quite content, unlike some places I've been where the animals do nothing but pace their cages.

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1 Thank Catherinefrmcolorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Touring this sanctuary is a great way to spend some time, see beautiful animals and put your money towards a good cause. The tour lasts about an hour and you get a well informed guide who tells you interesting stories about the animals in their care. They also offer one hour encounters/play time with baby animals if they have them.... More 

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3 Thank Alex G
Peyton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good guided tour with descriptions of each animal. Retirement environment for many of their large cats. Well-kept facility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We went for the tiger cub encounter and it was an experience of a lifetime! We had three adorable white Bengal tiger cubs roaming around, playing, and climbing on us. We will go back one Saturday or Sunday for a full tour.

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3 Thank Michelle J
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I went last night (7/7/16) for my first visit to Serenity Springs Wildlife Center and I can't wait to go back for another visit. We went for the Tiger Cub experience and it was unlike anything I have experienced. We got to play with 3 tiger cubs in a group setting. I got to scratch the belly and kiss the... More 

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4 Thank Desiree G
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Went to play with the tiger cubs. Not only did we get to play with them, but we got to bottle feed them, take as many pictures as we wanted, and learned a lot from the employees. They have so many tours to chose from....something for everyone's flavor. A must see! Thanks for the fantastic experience.

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic! Lions and tigers and even bears. They have cats here that I have never even heard of. The tour guide was so friendly and helpful. She worked great with both the adults and the kids. The cat handlers were knowledgeable, careful and so great. Right now there are seven week old tiger cubs that we got... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I wasn't going to do a review for this because someone else in my group was doing it and because the tour didn't actually happen. Apparently there was a lot of confusion about the reservation. The website where you need to book a tour did not display as a secure website, so the lady in our party that was arranging... More 

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SSWC, Manager at Serenity Springs Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Unfortunately there is an apparent miscommunication. However you did know that you could only book this online and stated as such. Your comment was "I didn't feel it was secure to pay online so we just showed up." Obviously our facility is a Non-profit and we would not turn away any paying customer. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

A fabulous guided tour of big cats and bears. You learn the animal's story and facts about the species. So many beautiful animals. They are healthy, very happy and quite content. I even got to see a real Liger. If you love animals, you will lover Serenity Springs

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