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  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
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Lion Habitat Ranch: General Admission with Optional Private 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 Private 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

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.

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.

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

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

What a great tour! I got to see all the lions and received a detail explanation of their lives. All my questions were answered. I got to watch 3 yearling lions being fed by hand. They were so polite, I wish my dogs were that polite. I also got to watch a lion being bathed. It is a very nice relaxed atmosphere and you could tell the lions were happy and being well taken care of. Can you imagine having a 55 gallon plastic barrel as a toy! It was worth the cost of admission and would be a wonderful family event. Definitely recommend you visit next time you're in Vegas.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

My friend and I had seen the lions at the MGM on previous visits to Las Vegas so when they removed the exhibit from the hotel we decided to go and see how they were doing. Well I can safely say that all the lions are living in Lion Heaven as they all looked so well looked after and content. The enclosures are quite small but as we were told, lions sleep most of the time and as they are so well fed they don't need to move around much. You can tell that the people who work there totally love all the cats (and the other animals including a gorgeous baby giraffe) and we were lucky enough to see Angel, a 9 week old cub that was being hand reared. Def go and see the cats if you are in Vegas as all the money goes to looking after them - we also left a donation in the box at the door as the entry fee is so reasonable - it all helps keep these wonderful animals in the comfort they deserve.

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