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This Hidden Destination In Arkansas Is A Secret Only Locals Know About

You probably already know that you can find lots of wonders in the Ozark Mountains. You probably also know that Eureka Springs is a lively little town and a favorite destination for Arkansans and out-of-staters alike. But did you know there’s a veritable jungle hiding up in those old hills near Eureka Springs? Well, there is. Sort of. There are certainly lions, tigers, bears, and so much more at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. There you’ll find amazing lodging options, self-guided tours past the habitats of happy creatures, and a bus tour to the more remote habitats. All in all, it’s a fascinating destination that also happens to help rescue big cats from dire circumstances all over the United States.

You can find Turpentine Creek Wildlife Rescue by following these directions.

If you’re interested in donating either time or money to this amazing place, you’ll find those options on their website.

To find more stuff to do in the area, check out this list.

If you’re looking for walks on the wild side that almost anyone can do, click here.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.