Promised Land Zoo in Branson, MO

2751 Shepherd of the Hills ExpresswayBranson, MO 65616
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$44.95
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Overview

A top-rated wildlife park and animal attraction in the area, the family-owned Branson’s Promised Land Zoo offers personalized zoo experiences for everyone. Guests can enjoy live shows, a foot safari, parakeet exhibit, animal bottle-feeding experiences, and more, with creatures like antelopes, zebras, kangaroos, baboons, spider monkeys, lemurs and several species in the “big cats” family.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • You can bottle feed the babies.
  • Only zoo inside Branson city limits.
  • Live animal shows.
  • The path is a wood chip path so be prepared if a stroller is necessary.
  • This is an outdoor zoo.
  • Exclusive animal encounters for additional fee.
  • Plan 2 hours for visit.

Description

from Branson's Promised Land Zoo
Branson's Top Rated Animal Attraction was recently ranked as one of the top 25 zoos in the US by Trip Advisor in 2015. Branson's Promised Land Zoo will give you and your entire group an experience you won't forget!

Home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals from around the world, come out and see all that we have to offer in our Foot Safari, interactive Live Animal Shows, Parakeet Paradise, Bottle Feedings and more. We also have a petting zoo area where you can feed lots of animals too.

Branson's Promised Land Zoo will continue its transformation taking our facility to a fully interactive park of nearly 75 acres, all right in the heart of Branson!

Basic admission includes the Foot Safari that takes you through many exhibits from around the world, Parakeet Paradise with complimentary feed stick to feed the birds, and our new Drive Thru where you can take your own vehicle around the park and see many animals large and small.

VIP Admission are welcome to enjoy everything in Basic Admission as well as the VIP Encounter where our educational staff brings out several more animals for you to hold and take photos with, as well as our VIP Tram Experience — a fully interactive tram tour through many of the animal habitats where you can learn about and interact with many of the zoo residents.

Also for November and December, we offer our annual,Let There Be Lights Drive Thru Lights Display, with live reindeer, Santa, movies and more!

Please check our website for bottle feeding, show, tram and other times.

Tripster Customer Reviews

13 Reviews
Crissia Yoakum
Kansas City , KS
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"WOW!!!!"
June 2019
I have older kids and they LOVED IT!!! The VIP was great and a good deal!
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Janet James
Eminence , MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family first and they loved it!"
October 2018
First off this is an amazing place to have some family time. We took our grandsons hoping they would be able to burn off some energy. They notnonly had room to walk, and run, they giggled and asked questions non-stop. The staff was wonderful with them. We purchased the VIP tour and we were all able to handle the animals and feed the larger ones on the open windowed bus. We all had so much fun. The kids didn’t want it to stop. I will highly recommend this zoo to everyone and I will also encourage the schools for field trips. The best part is that the staff included the children. You’re only a kid once and they made sure they left with great memories.
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Jason Chase
Union, MO
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great family fun"
August 2018
The zoo was amazing, so many animal and up close encounters that most zoos offer. Had an amazing time.
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Tip: Come prepared to walk a bit.

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Katherine S.
Eldon, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"zoo fun"
August 2018
I had heard this wasn't much of a zoo but I totally disagree. The animals were as friendly as the staff and well care for. Just the right size zoo for a hot summer day. We definitely intend to visit the Christmas experience there as well.
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Tip: The animals are very friendly. If you have a child that is afraid you may want to put them on the inside seat on the tram. A camel scared our Granddaughter out of her wits when it stuck its head in the window to eat koo ut of her bucket.

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Jeremy Isabell
Amarillo, TX
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Amazing!"
June 2018
The Promise Land Zoo not only met our expectations but exceeded them! The entire experience was great for the adults and our child! From holding a baby kangaroo to feeding different animals and a live show! The tram tour is well worth the extra fee and is an unforgetable experience! The driver kept everyone entertained with corny yet funny jokes and was willing to give us all the informstion on each animal that he could provide! The walkways in the zoo have plenty of shade! The pictures offered that they take are a little pricey for what they are but not bad!
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Tip: For those with issues walking beware the walk ways are up and downhill! The animals were very active in the morning right as the zoo opens!

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Kathy B.
Corning, AR
1 Review
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"Great Experience"
June 2018
Branson's promised land zoo is a great experience for the whole family. Using reservebranson it was easy to get the tickets for the times that we wanted and we were able to receive a discount on the tickets. There's access for all types of people young or old. You can walk through the zoo or you can drive through the zoo or if you want, for a VIP experience which is what we had, you can take a tram ride through the zoo and actually get to feed the animals out on the land. They have a great gift shop and all of the staff are friendly. With a VIP experience you got to go in a separate room and you got to hold three of the animals and learn about them. There was live animal shows where you could come up and pet the animals. All around it was a great trip, a great experience and we would definitely go again.
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Tip: The walk through part of the zoo is paved but the road is uneven do to the winding road .There are some inclines, so if you go down the road it will be steep walking back up. We did see people with strollers.

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Kerri Bingaman
Conway, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"My experience at the zoo"
June 2016
The zoo didn't cost a lot, and they had a lot of animals. My favorite was the screaming goats.
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Tip: 1. The zoo owns one of the largest snakes in the US.

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Leabeth Ashberger
1 Review
"Amazing! !!"
December 2015
The Promise Land Zoo was simply amazing! You are allowed to get up and close to the animals. You can feed a variety of animals and there are interactions with some of the animals. While on my visit I did the sloth interaction, and it was awesome!! An animal lovers paradise. I will definitely be going back!
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Tip: Be prepared to be there awhile if you love animals?

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Jlwaltkins
"Zoo fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2019 NEW
We did the vip tour got to hold the animals and feed and pet them. Very cool. Our teens really enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you.
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MikeEC007
Evansville, Indiana
"Loads of fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2019 NEW
Pay a little extra and get VIP animal encounter. We got to hold a baby kangaroo, baby python and a striped possum. Very fun. The tram ride was lots of fun getting to feed emus and ostriches, bison; camels; llamas and alpacas. Tram driver was great. We really enjoyed the entire experience.
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Lou G
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
"Expensize...but enjoyable."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 01, 2019 NEW
We took the VIP tour of the zoo. We had small animal encounters with a few animals. I got to hold a baby kangaroo which was the highlight for me. We also took a shuttle around the property and got to hand-feed camels, buffalo, water buffalo, deer, and alpacha. It was expensive, not really worth the cost, but it goes to feel and care for the animals, which is understandable. For a family of 5 I paid over $200.
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Conceptumator
Gateway, Arkansas
"Beware!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 29, 2019 NEW
I’ve honestly never rated anything this low before but this place should actually be rated LESS than one star if that was possible. Biggest disappointment imaginable! First off is the price - $28 each for adults. Luckily, we had a group-on for $28 for two adults, but we still had to pay over $5 sales tax that wasn’t included in the group-on. OK, I understand that, but still a bit upsetting to be charged almost an additional 20% since they collected tax on the normal cost instead of the discounted cost. AFTER we had shown our group-on and paid the tax, the girl at the door tells us we might have trouble with some of the path as they “get too steep for your wife’s mobility scooter” toward the back of the walking path. Turns out the steep part of the path included everything but the first 50’ from the entry. How steep? Her scooter would skid when she tried to stop on the slopes! And I mean it would drag the locked wheels when she tried to stop with it on the lowest speed setting. Then there was trying to go up the path. It was so steep the scooter would kick the circuit breaker every 25’ or so and that was with my son and I pushing it from behind. We’ve had this scooter for two years and never had an issue like these paths! We finally gave up half way through and went back to the entrance area to wait on our granddaughters. Do you people have any idea what ADA is? We couldn’t even go in the parakeet house as there’s a 4” step up at the door with no ramp. In other words, there is NO consideration for handicap accessibility in this place! As for the handful of animals they had on display, they need to realize that putting up some chain link or goat fence does NOT constitute a habitat! After going through this place, I have serious doubts as to the care and wellbeing of these animals. The drive thru viewing? Saw a few animals in the same deplorable conditions and was very glad we had 4WD based on the condition of the roads! I have to wonder just who wrote all these positive reviews for this place? Highly recommend you NOT waste your money here, but if you do, realize they are in violation of every rule in the book for handicap accessibility, not to mention proper zoo operations!
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Brandon F
"ultimate excursion"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 28, 2019 NEW
The website doesn't accurately describe how much fun it is to get up close to the animals. We got to feed and pet many animals that were so close they were in our laps! Unbelievable! Our guide was very knowledgeable, new everything about every animal so was a good learning experience also. The price seams a bit high until you get there and get to do stuff you can't do anywhere else. Would go back anytime!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Branson's Promised Land Zoo

Approximately how long does it take to tour Branson Promise Land Zoo?
It takes at least 2 hours or more depending on how much time you spend at each exhibit.

Is the bottle feeding included in my admission ticket?
Yes, you get the opportunity to feed baby zebra, camels, watusi, goats, deer and more?! This activity is always included in your admission and offered at select times throughout the day (10am, 2pm & 6pm, subject to change).

What kind of animals will I see on the Foot Safari?
We currently have on display numerous antelope, zebra, kangaroo, big cats, medium cats, baboons, spider monkeys, lemurs, and many other groups of animals including deer, prairie dogs, capybara, porcupines and large variety of petting zoo animals like alpacas, goats, ect.

Can I feed the animals?
You can feed (with food purchased from PLZ) many of our creatures.  

Can I feed the birds in Parakeet Paradise?
Yes, each admission receives one parakeet stick for the birds. Additional parakeet sticks are available for 2/$1.

Is the Exclusive Encounter included with my admission ticket?
No, this is an additional fee. Reservations are required by calling the Zoo directly.