Have you Been To The Promised Land Zoo in Branson, MO? ‘Worth The Drive
A couple of years ago my wife Donna and I did something that we don't get to do very often, take a week off and go seek adventure in places we haven't been before. I believe some people refer to it as a "vacation." Depending on how well you get along with your significant other, that can be a dream come true or a living nightmare. Luckily, our week off together was terrific. One of the places we ventured off to was Branson, Missouri. This was the first time in Branson for either of us and we had all kinds of places in mind to hit up, one of which is called the Promised Land Zoo, now officially added to a series we like to call, "Worth the Drive."
My wife squeed with delight when she discovered this zoo where you get to pet and feed sloths. The Promised Land Zoo had four of them back then and no, it's not cheap to do, but for you sloth lovers out there (and you know who you are) there is no price you wouldn't pay for this VIP opportunity and you know it. By the way, it was worth every penny! This is a great fundraiser and educational opportunity for the zoo.
Anyone can go to a zoo, check out the animals, and move on to the next family adventure. At the PLZoo we suggest you take a good look at the VIP Experience packages which include the close-up encounter with the sloths or two other animals, and an up-close petting opportunity with several other animals including a baby kangaroo and some kind of South American Big Lizard. Then you're off in the tour bus to hand-feed a bunch of bigger animals like buffalo, emu, camels, and Fallow deer. Fun!
The Promised Land Zoo actually has two locations, one in Eureka Springs, AR, and the other in Branson, MO. All of the information you need is at PLZoo.com.
Check out the pics below, literally the best time I've ever had at a zoo.
Promised Land Zoo - Branson, MO
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