Promised Land Zoo in Branson, MO

2751 Shepherd of the Hills ExpresswayBranson, MO 65616
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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.


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.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

12 Reviews
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
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
Verified Traveler
"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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Shellie Walker
Springdale, AR
2 Reviews
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"Take a step into fun land"
October, 2015
Branson's Promised Land Zoo is the perfect spot to take the kiddos and enjoy some family time. Each of us had an amazing time feeding the parakeets was an experience my family tells friends about still months later. The babies in the zoo are so sweet and we made life long memories the day we chose to stop in. Great place to go and experience animals, very hands on.
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Tip: Wash your hands before and after visiting, it keeps the animals and yourself safe.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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"Well worth it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 02, 2019 NEW
We visited the "zoo" with our 2 year old today, and it was wonderful. We were able to save a couple bucks with a groupon, so be sure to look for that. The basic admission gets you a pretty good amount of activities, they had 2 more tiers above what we bought that included personal experiences with the animals etc. The walking trail was very nice, and we enjoyed the 60 degree weather. Halfway through our walking tour an employee came to tell us that there would be a show starting soon. This was basically just a chance to actually pet some of the animals (I got the impression that the animals aren't always the same). After that we finished the walking part, and took the self guided driving tour. All in all we were here an easy 3 hours so plan accordingly.
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Charlotte K
Arnold, Missouri
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019
This was our 1st time visiting Branson's Promise Land Zoo. We were looking for a new Christmas lights tour. We had a ball. You actually drive thru the lights before taking the light tour. The big differences is the tour makes a detour and allows you to get up close and personal with some of the animals, including feeding them. When the tour is over, there are other activities on site that can be visited. It cost $20/person and we weren't sorry.
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Cindy F
Montgomery, Texas
"Trail of Lights and Slobbery Animals, OH MY!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 08, 2019
We enjoyed driving through the Trail of Lights so much, we drove through it twice (yes, that is allowed). The highlight of the evening though, and this cost extra $$, was to pet the baby kangaroo and reindeer. Then you got to get on a bus and you were given a bucket of food. The driver took you through the park, yes, at night, and you got to feed the animals from your window on the bus. We hand fed camels and deer; we tossed food to the buffalo. The camels were my favorite but, man or they slobbery eaters. They can run as fast as the bus goes and keep their head in your window and eat all at the same time. Kids on the bus sitting in front of us were a little scared to feed them but it appeared that all the adults had a blast! The only thing this place needs is a speaker system for the driver as it was very hard to hear what he was saying.
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Indian Point, Missouri
"Loved the Christmas lights at night and the daytime visit too!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2019
Everyone here loves their jobs and the animals. You could tell in every story they told and every animal we got to meet. They are will cared for and love the zookeepers.
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Spirit Lake, Iowa
"Christmas Lights"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2019
Light displays were nicely done and very creative, but for the $36 it cost us--It may have been a little overpriced.
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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.