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  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
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Lion Habitat Ranch: General Admission with Optional Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Get an up-close look at more than 40 lions and their cubs during a self-guided tour of the Lion Habitat Ranch near Las Vegas. For an even more behind-the-scenes look, upgrade to a Behind the Scenes tour around the ranch, where you can watch lions as they learn marks, play and devour their meals.


  • 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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Lion Habitat Ranch: General Admission with Optional Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Lion Habitat Ranch

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 40 lions and their adorable cubs. 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.

Behind the Scenes Small-Group 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 on a guided tour. Watch as kings of the jungle and their cubs feed, train and bathe.

Customer Reviews

Peggy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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!

Amy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

Haleema I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had such a good time. A great place to bring your family. All the staff is very friendly and informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The lion habitat is more than expected. It has a few other animals as well, and the trainers were very informative when they feed the lions. The lions are really close to get great pictures. I would definitely recommend a visit.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This was more than I expected. Everyone at the Ranch were so friendly, helpful and eager to answer any questions. Talking with them you just knew they "love" their job. All the 48 Lions are so well cared for, all their cages are clean and spacious. The baby giraffe is adorable. The only complaint I have is that I wasn't allowed to take the baby cub, "Angel", home with me. She and her friendly humans are a must see. I hope to go back soon to see how much Angel has grown. What is so nice is being able to spend as much time watching her play, roar and drink from her bottle. This Ranch is one place you don't want to miss. I would give it 10 STARS


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Who would've ever thought there was a Lions den or sanctuary in the desert? Well there just happens to be one and it holds some famous history of the Las Vegas strip. In fact the lions which are at the sanctuary are former strip entertainers. They now live in this nice retirement community on the south end of town. They appear to be living the good life and are viewed by many tourists daily. I sure enjoyed seeing my family enjoy the small park where you can see many happy lions. It was a lot of fun and if you happen to have a young child in the family I highly recommend taking them for the visit. They will be glad you did.

Cutie Repolinos Brazil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The Lion’s Ranch is far from the Strip, but it totally worth a visit. Despite of the name, they also have other animals as emus, ostriches and even a giraffe! However, the lions are the main attraction here and the staff is very pleasant and knowledgeable. I took my 2 year old niece and she loved the experience.

Luana F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great Lion habitat! Super clean, animals looked very healthy and the employees were very knowledgeable. Will go back with my Grandson, I live here in Las Vegas. Thanks

jeff p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

well worth the visit big cats in excellent facilities and well looked after must see if your in vegas all staff there do fantastic job and cats are spoilt rotten!

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