Promised Land Zoo in Branson, MO

2751 Shepherd of the Hills ExpresswayBranson, MO 65616
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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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William S
Belleville, Illinois
"Best Zoo in Branson"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 13, 2020
Ok, we'll, they're the only Zoo in Branson. But, they are Branson’s Top Rated Animal Attraction and ranked as a Top 25 Zoo in the United States. They're a Wildlife park with a unique array of animals, plus live shows, bottle feedings & a foot safari. antelope, zebra, kangaroo, big cats, medium cats, baboons, spider monkeys, lemurs, and many other groups of animals including deer, prairie dogs, capybara, porcupines and a large variety of petting zoo animals like alpacas, goats, and more! Our nine-acre park may be small, but it is mighty! Very few places will allow you to get up so close and personal with the animals. They also have Exclusive Encounters for a special, one-of-a-kind, behind the scenes experience. VIP too much brass for you? We'll they still have the live shows, Parakeet Paradise, and their all NEW Animal Adventure Building!
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K9256RSnickys
"Grandma"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2020
Me and my 3 grandkids, aged 8 and 14 done the VIP+ experience. It was a fantastic experience. The staff was friendly and informative. We had an amazing time.
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valerier923
"Not worth the money!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 17, 2020
This place was very disappointing! It was very expensive for even the basic package and we hardly saw any animals! You had to buy the VIP package to even feed the animals and that was double the price! We will not be back...
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younganne45
Murphy, Texas
"Very Disappointing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020
Staff unfriendly, during the "drive" through the zoo, signs misleading and you could not even see most of the animals. Not sure if feeding time or what. Not worth the money. So happy we paid for the basic b/c if we had paid for the VIP, would have been livid
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evacray
Kennedale, Texas
"Cruel"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2020
To say I was disappointed with this visit would be an understatement. First off, very expensive. But we were happy to pay for what we THOUGHT we were getting. 2) The drive through safari was “under construction” it’d have been nice to know that before we bought it since we literally saw only 4 animals on the driving safari part. 3) The paths on the walking safari were so steep my kids each fell and slide. I can’t imagine that anyone with a cane or wheelchair could access the “zoo” my guess is there’s no way they are ADA compliant. 4) in the parakeet house, there’s a big sign saying “don’t feed the mice” I understand that there are rodents everywhere but when the attendant said there weren’t “that many, no more than 20 running around” and that there’s only a lot of them in the summer, that is disgusting and unhealthy. There are preventative measure that can be taken to limit the number of wild rodents running around guests. And 5) most importantly, the poor animals looks hungry and not well taken care of. The enclosures were so small and had no grass. The tiger had a dirt enclosure with a big concrete square of some sort taking up 1/4 of it and the lion’s enclosure couldn’t have been any bigger than the average home’s living room. With the way they take care of their animals, the Bible quotes posted all over the place about being good stewards of God’s creation were nothing but hypocritical.
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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.