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Shambala Preserve

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Like Herding Cats: Tranquil Preserve for Large Cats

Beginning in 1972 after filming a couple of movies with wild cats in Africa and formally created in... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Los Angeles, California
Tippi Hedren’s Lil Bit Of Heaven!!

Really a “unique” place to visit!! If lions and tigers and bears are your thing this is the place... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
San Marino, California
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6867 Soledad Canyon Rd, Acton, CA 93510-2221
+1 661-268-0380
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Beginning in 1972 after filming a couple of movies with wild cats in Africa and formally created in the 1983, Tippi Hedren has created the Roar Foundation, which supports Shambala Preserve. The approximately 40 acre property in Acton, CA (about 50 miles north of Los...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Really a “unique” place to visit!! If lions and tigers and bears are your thing this is the place to go! Tippy Hedren was the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ And she’s made its her life‘s work to help those animals who have been...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

A once in a lifetime experience. Join Tippi Hedren for a tour of the tigers, lions and much more at the preserve. You can bring a lunch for after the tour.

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had a great visit to Shambala! Reservation book out at least a month prior to your visit as they are not open to the public every weekend so you must book early. The big cats are in large enclosures unlike any zoo. Wear comfortable...More

Thank Tori L
Reviewed 26 October 2016

You need to make a reservation but a very unusual place to visit and see large cats. We went for a birthday party for an adult.

Thank Janmaweber
Reviewed 26 June 2016

When I visited Shambala for an afternoon Safari tour, I was pleased to see the wild cats were housed in large enclosures (and not small enclosures). The surroundings were peaceful, green, well-maintained and clean. I wore tennis shoes for walking, and brought a packed lunch...More

6  Thank surferdoc
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is a.place everyone should visit. The big cats are just beautiful. Tippi has devoted herself to the well being of the animals.

2  Thank Pam D
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I have been to similar places where the cages were very small - this was nice with large pens where the cats could roam around - I was able to get some great pictures & we enjoyed the visit Les7h

2  Thank Les7h
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We had a private tour of Shambala with some friends who are very involved in the Sanctuary. Our guide Chris was amazing. He was so informative of all the animals and their habits. The animals were so beautiful and to be that close to them...More

2  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 17 March 2015

My daughter (22) and I visited Shambala this past Sunday, it was my Christmas gift to her. When we first arrived, we were a little concerned, because all of the cats seemed to be sleeping in their boxes. But we were happily surprised to see...More

3  Thank spitty1963
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Kathy B
2 February 2018|
Response from Victoria P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they can. It is not paved everywhere but flat for the most part. I would call them and confirm. You have to make a reservation anyway. They have tours on certain weekends for the public throughout the year. It... More