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Conservators Center

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Address: 676 E Hughes Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27217-9341
Phone Number: +1 888-650-1139
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09:00 - 16:00
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Fri 13:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Have you ever looked a tiger in the eye? Felt the whole-body impact of...

Have you ever looked a tiger in the eye? Felt the whole-body impact of lions roaring? Watched wolves romp through the woods? These and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences are possible at the Conservators' Center, a wildlife conservancy for more than 80 animals with a focus on education, conservation, and rescue. An "oofing" at the Conservators' Center is an experience you'll have to feel to believe. It's the earth-shaking sound our lion prides make when they roar to one another. Our guides call to them on every tour, and you may have the opportunity to hear them from as close as 5 feet away! You'll also get up close and personal with tigers, leopards, wolves, lemurs, binturongs, and other exotic species. We receive no state or federal funding to transport or house our animals. Tours, adoptions, memberships, and other donations support our work, so every visit from you helps us help them.

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Great caregivers and awesome spectacle.

Taking the two and a half hour tour of the Conservators Center was such an informative and interesting morning. The animal care team kept us together and gave a full narrative... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 March 2016
Frank C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Taking the two and a half hour tour of the Conservators Center was such an informative and interesting morning. The animal care team kept us together and gave a full narrative regarding the nature of each animal, how they came to be a part of the family of rescued animals, their dietary requirements, need for socialization, and temperaments. Donations are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We love this place! It's so much more than the up close experience with the animals. It's seeing the love and care that they receive from the staff, volunteers and adopted families! Thank you, Conservators Center! You are greatly appreciated!

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Chapel Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We took the adult guided tour this past weekend and were completely surprised by the great time we had. The guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made sure we learned something about the animals we saw. They have quite a variety for a smaller operation, especially their large number of big cats. They also were able to get the cats,... More 

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Whitsett, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Took my first graders here on a field trip! They had a blast! I found it to be very happy educational and interesting! A must see!

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Mebane, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I have been living close by this attraction for about a year and a half without visiting. I have taken a few trips to the NC which were very good...but they do not compare to the Conservators Center. You get up close and personal with the AMAZING Animals. The staff is very friendly and highly informative. The only way to... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We went there on a hot humid rainy Sunday... They have many big cats and its pretty awesome to see them this close. Rest of the animals were over hyped... Kids love the animals

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a gem if you like up close viewing of the big cats. There are also many other unusual animals to see. Five different tours.

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NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

4 of us went with two of us being avid, semi-professional photographers. What a great experience. Highly recommend. You get close to the animals, great photo ops, and learn lots about the animals and animal behavior.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

“We had family visiting from Canada and this tour was the highlight of their trip! The little ones were 9, 7 and 6 and they were fascinated. Our tour guide, Kim, was absolutely the best! She engaged the little ones and answered their questions patiently. Her personal knowledge about the animals made us feel like we knew them too. When... More 

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

So, this was my second trip out to the Center. My first trip was as a chaperone for my grandson's first grade class at the beginning of the year. We went on "black Friday" and took the whole family this time. It was just as awesome and fun as the first time I was there. In fact, more so this... More 

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