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Lion Habitat Ranch: Behind the Scenes Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get up close with more than 40 lions and their cubs on this self-guided walking tour of the Lion Habitat Ranch near Las Vegas. Stroll along the paved paths and watch the giant cats lounging, playing and napping in their habitats. Upgrade to a private, guided, 90-minute small-group tour and get a behind-the-scenes tour. Ask questions and watch the trainers feeding, cleaning, watering and bathing the animals as they do on a daily basis. Also, spend time hand feeding the ranch’s young giraffe named Ozzie under the watchful eye of the trainer.
  • Lion Habitat Ranch admission with optional upgrade to a Behind the Scenes tour
  • Take an optional private guided tour, including a Q&A with professional trainers and a closer look at the lions
  • Great way to spend the day away from the Las Vegas Casinos
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Behind the ScenesTour (if option selected)
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Food and drink (available for purchase)
Head to the Lion Habitat Ranch, approximately 15 minutes south of the Las Vegas Strip in Henderson, Nevada. This 8.5-acre sanctuary is home to the big cats that previously worked at the MGM Grand’s lion habitat. Since the early 1990s, the ranch has been the residence of more than 40 lions and their cubs. 

Stroll along the paved paths and watch the lions lounging, playing and napping in their habitats on a self-guided tour of the facility.

As an added option, upgrade to include an informative and entertaining, behind-the-scenes tour of the ranch. This exclusive, 90-minute, small-group tour features the sanctuary’s professional trainers feeding, cleaning, watering and bathing the animals as they do on a regular basis. Along the way, ask questions about the daily activities of the lions and also about what’s involved in raising and taming them. Then spend time hand feeding the ranch’s young giraffe. Bring a camera. There will be some great, close-up photo opportunities.

After exploring the inner workings of the sanctuary, take to the grounds for an additional guided tour with one of the trainers.
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Lion Habitat Ranch
Behind the Scene Tour If you would like to observe the hunters from a different vantage point, choose a Behind the Scenes tour. Limited to ten people, professional trainers answer any burning questions about raising and taming lions during an interactive Q&A. After you’ve learned about the inner workings of the sanctuary, explore the grounds. Watch as kings of the jungle play. Your up-close feline encounter begins when you enter the Lion Habitat Ranch near Las Vegas, the 8.5-acre (3.4-hectare) home to cats that previously worked at the MGM Lion Habitat. Since the early 1990s, the sanctuary has been the residence of more than 30 lions. The ranch staff provides care to the big cats for the rest of their natural lives, and donates a portion of proceeds to wild lion habitats. Stroll along the paved paths for unobstructed views of the giant cats lounging, playing and napping in their habitats. You also have the option of choosing one of the following upgrades to enhance your experience
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Lion Habitat Ranch
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lion Habitat Ranch: Behind the Scenes Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Lion Habitat Ranch: Behind the Scenes Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Lion Habitat Ranch: Behind the Scenes Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Lion Habitat Ranch: Behind the Scenes Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Lion Habitat Ranch: Behind the Scenes Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lion Habitat Ranch: Behind the Scenes Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lion Habitat Ranch: Behind the Scenes Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Lion Habitat Ranch: Behind the Scenes Tour.

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Reviews

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star-5
Wow... lion habitat ranch
Pamela_S
, Feb 2021
Jessica was fantastic. The tour was so informative. Loved loved loved being sooooo close to the lions and all the other animals too
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful Morning!
Loryanna_M
, Dec 2020
I had a really wonderful morning! I went with the Behind the Scenes Tour so I could go before the general admission, and because I'm kind of an early riser. I bought a painting that was painted by their giraffe, and had a wonderful time listening to the lions roar to each other. You will not be disappointed in this experience, it was fantastic.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Find A Way To Get There! The Lion Habitat Ranch Was A Blast!
Stephen_G
, Mar 2020
I chose the behind the scenes tour, it was worth it! I had to pay for a cab to and from the Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson, Nevada. I wish there had been an easier way to get there, but I wouldn't have missed this adventure for anything! Lots of people I talked with didn't even know this place existed! All lions at the habitat ranch are fed by hand, by the trainers, so you see them close up! To see a giraffe actually paint is SUPER!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What a hidden gem. We used to be sure...
Nancy R
, Mar 2017
What a hidden gem. We used to be sure to stop by the MGM hotel to see the lions there, but they closed that exhibit down in 2012. What struck me about this place was the cleanliness and palpable love for these animals that the trainers had. You can just tell when someone speaks animal, and these people do. The most important thing to the wonderful people here is the health and happiness of their animals. Highest recommendation! Also, the behind the scenes tour has a lot less people trying to get the attention of the lions - after our tour, there were large groups of kids laughing at the lions, who were grumbling back at them - found the kids annoying and wondering where the parents were - only to sadly realize, they were right next to them doing the same thing. Too bad you can't pass a test before you're allowed to be with these majestic beasts. Do yourself a favor and visit this place - but please be respectful of the big kitties!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
My family and I enjoyed our visit to...
jaguilar958
, Nov 2016
My family and I enjoyed our visit to the lion habitat. It has more than just lions there, you can see birds, ostriches, and giraffes. My daughter had the opportunity to feed the giraffe while petting him. That was her highlight of the day. It was awesome to when they feed the lions because all of them start to roar, and it can be heard throughout the entire facility. If you a family traveling in Las Vegas, this is a must see.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The Lion Habitat Ranch was...
Nai
, Aug 2016
The Lion Habitat Ranch was amazing! Bentley the lion was my favorite, he is considered the biggest male lion there and weighs over 500 lbs. We took our son there to see lions in person for his first time and he enjoyed every minute of it. They had snow cones, chips and little souvenirs for guests to purchase while they are there. For the animals there, they had food that you can purchase to hand feed them (not the lions), just make sure you bring plenty of quarters as they are dispensed through a gumball machine.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Lion Habitat Ranch Is amazing! I...
DiGang
, Aug 2016
Lion Habitat Ranch Is amazing! I took the upgrade option to feed the lions. It was a blast, how many times are you going to be that close and safe to a lion? it is a really great activity to do in Vegas, something different. If you are into wild life and come to Vegas this is a must see.
star-5
It was fun,we got there on Benny the...
Nancy P
, Apr 2016
It was fun,we got there on Benny the Lion's third birthday and we were able to catch his birthday party and watch him get his piñata, I.also got to hand feed a giraffe and we were able to watch them feed the lions and the Cubs
star-5
Amazing!! Staff very knowledgeable...
Peggy B
, Jan 2016
Amazing!! Staff very knowledgeable about the animals in their care. Cute baby giraffe that paints a must see. I highly recommend this tour to everyone! Price may seem a bit high but when you see what it takes to care for these beautiful animals on a daily basis, the donation is well worth the price!
star-5
The Lion Habitat Ranch was amazing...
Amy P
, Dec 2015
The Lion Habitat Ranch was amazing! Would definitely recommend! Such good value for money too! So many lions to see and the cubs that are there at the moment are so cute, it's great how you can watch them get fed and everything. The giraffe that is there is adorable, and he paints! Was the best animal themed thing that we did whilst in Vegas. It is a bit off the strip, but 100 worth it. The staff are amazing also, all so friendly and welcoming.

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