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Address: 3718 60th St W, Rosamond, CA 93560-7779
Phone Number: +1 661-256-3793
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This is a small non-profit exotic feline breeding center about 1 hour north...

This is a small non-profit exotic feline breeding center about 1 hour north of Los Angeles which houses over 70 exotic endangered cats.

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Big cats up close exceeded my expectations

Clearly the people here love their cats and are doing their part to preserve species. These are healthy animals in a beautiful facility. A real treat for visitors who can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
J H
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Clearly the people here love their cats and are doing their part to preserve species. These are healthy animals in a beautiful facility. A real treat for visitors who can literally get within feet of happy, healthy big cats. The Cat House exceeded my expectations. I came away feeling like I'd really had a positive encounter with these animals. Making... More 

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Thank J H
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Went there on a Thursday and it was great,pretty hot out though,we got to see most of the exotic cats.The staff is very friendly and helpful.Its was amazing seeing the cats up-close.

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Thank Cindy G
Rosamond, California
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Fun and inexpensive day trip for the family. Everyone enjoyed the experience... Need the teens:) Updated look.

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Thank M G
Lancaster, California
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I have probably been to "The Cat House" 50 times over the years. There is a wide variety of large and small wild cats, including 3 tigers. It's great to get so close with these animals! While it's rather quaint and a bit out of the way, it's fun to see these different types of animals. The volunteer staff is... More 

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Thank hpytravler67
Santa Barbara, California
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I have never been this close to such large "Cats". Each one has it's own personality and they display it willingly. We were at the Twilight Tour. Loved watching the Cats play and perform by all their antics. I want to go back for a Infared Tour, to see them after dark. Can't wait to go back. It is hot... More 

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Thank Patti G
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Who knew there were so many different varieties of Big Cats? This small zoo is wonderful for getting a fairly close look at all kinds of cats. The volunteers are well educated and obviously very dedicated. I love all the walkways and shade trees... EFBC breeds some of the cats for the preservation of the species, working with other zoos... More 

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Thank Susan Q
Rosamond, California
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I took my 2 year old to this place and we both had a blast. She loved all the "Kitties" as she put it. Very friendly staff and would actually go and talk to you about the Cats as well as when they are about to feed them. Was a great morning trip

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Thank Bobby G
Arroyo Grande
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140 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

This facility breeds rare felines that are endangered. It is a service to the world of animals. It is clean and the animals are well cared for. It was a fascinating place to visit.

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Thank olblu92
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

This place is so unique because they house and care for a variety of wild felines. Some of them are beautiful and they do rotate them out. When I do not know. They also have peacocks that wander the grounds. Most of the felines tend to hide and it's very educational. Though do be wary that they are located in... More 

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Thank reader_girl932
Rosamond, California
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The cats are more active on cool days. So if possible schedule your trip accordingly. I last went in February and the cats were pretty active.

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