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Lacking maintenance and energy

Dismal and dusty. Cat exhibits looked like they haven't been cleaned in years. The actual cats were... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2015
Celine N
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Strange...

We liked the exhibition of cat memorabilia, some real nostalgia there, but the real cats were like... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2012
HkPinky
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24 Mar 2016
“Shamefully poor conditions for live cats”
15 Oct 2015
“Lacking maintenance and energy”
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

I love cats, and also appreciate funky roadside attractions. I enjoyed the bizarre displays of stuffed big cats and saber-toothed tiger skulls on the first floor, but truly felt sickened by the living conditions of the live cats kept upstairs. The whole museum smelled of...More

1  Thank ericaelizabethw
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Dismal and dusty. Cat exhibits looked like they haven't been cleaned in years. The actual cats were adorable and well kept but looked depressed locked up in their cages. I'm guessing they don't get much time out of their little prisons. The place could really...More

Thank Celine N
Reviewed 27 April 2015

As a cat lover, I begged my boyfriend to make the detour to The Cat Museum during our trip to Ito, An interesting concept, but a bit sad and shocking in reality.Most of the cats were tied up with leashes and looked less than thrilled...More

3  Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 13 July 2012

We liked the exhibition of cat memorabilia, some real nostalgia there, but the real cats were like a zoo, bit strange.

2  Thank HkPinky
Reviewed 26 May 2012

The ground floor is a weird taxidermist's hideout with a huge glass-case of stuffed tigers that look quite real, turned in one direction, fangs bared and quite terrifying! Other cases showed different species of the big cats, from leopards to lions, and even a prehistoric...More

4  Thank Bluesphynx
Reviewed 18 August 2010

They are so friendly. Some are in cages but some walk around and are available to play with. Since all 4 in our party love cats we very much enjoyed our time at this museum.

1  Thank Kameidotraveler
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