Promised Land Zoo

#9 in Best Things To Do in Branson
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2751 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Branson MO 65616

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Zoos and Aquariums Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.6scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Branson's Promised Land Zoo is the perfect destination for animal lovers. The faith-based zoo was founded in the 1990s by the Sanders family who wanted to preserve and rescue endangered animals. Current critters include sloths, kinkajous and kangaroos. It also employs a number of biologists and conservationists who are responsible for the animals. Like the rest of Branson, the zoo gets into the Christmas spirit and hosts a drive-thru lights display in November and December.

Recent visitors recommended purchasing the VIP experience. With the VIP experience, visitors have the chance to feed, hold and interact with several of the zoo's creatures. Other features include a guided tram tour and a foot safari, among other attractions. Reviewers say the interaction with the zoo's animals make the pricey ticket well worth the money. Travelers also warn future visitors about the zoo's religious postings throughout the space. Though the postings did not detract from their visit, it could be jarring to those unfamiliar with the zoo's religious affiliation. 

The Promised Land Zoo is about 4 miles west of downtown Branson. It's open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and final admission to the zoo is at 4 p.m. Ticket prices vary depending on visitor age and experience package purchased. Visit the zoo's website for more information on these packages.

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