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Lion Habitat Ranch: Tickets

The Lion Habitat Ranch is a wildlife sanctuary dedicated to the care and conservation of, you guessed it, lions! There’s also a friendly giraffe who has become quite a famous artist.

Your Lion Habitat Ranch tickets include access to the park grounds where you’ll see the animals playing, eating, and snoozing in the sun. Optional feeding experiences and guided tours are available for those who want a more intimate encounter.

How much do Lion Habitat Ranch tickets cost?

Standard tickets

Standard Lion Habitat Ranch tickets are priced as follows:

  • Adults: $25
  • Seniors and local adults: $20
  • Children (aged 4 - 14 years): 1 free with the purchase of an adult ticket, additional children are priced at $10 each
  • Infants (under 3 years): Free

The above Lion Habitat Ranch entry includes access to the sanctuary walking trails to view all the animals.

There are some optional experiences that cost extra:

Animal feeding

  • Giraffe: $10 per person
  • Lion: $100 per pound of food

Behind the scenes tour

This admits the ticket holder onto the 1.5 guided tour.

  • Adults: $150
  • Children: $75

Feast with the Beasts

This private lunch experience costs $300 per hour (for a minimum of two hours) for up to 20 people. Food is extra.

Who is eligible for discounts?

Discounts on the Lion Habitat Ranch entrance fee are available to some individuals on the production of valid ID. Prices are as follows:

  • Military, Fire, Police: $18
  • College student: $18
  • Local hotel employees - various discounts are available

Free entry is offered for members of the Wounded Warrior Project and their families or caregivers.

What are the best Lion Habitat Ranch tours?

Behind the scenes tours

The “Behind the Scenes” Lion Habitat Ranch tours are available for an additional fee and need to be booked in advance. They are a great option for animal lovers who want a unique insight into the workings of the ranch and fancy meeting the animals up close.

You’ll be able to watch the keepers caring for the wild residents and find out more about the conservation of these iconic creatures.

Should you book Lion Habitat Ranch tickets in advance?

It’s always a good idea to reserve your Lion Habitat Ranch tickets ahead of your visit. As you can imagine, seeing the magnificent residents up close is hugely popular, so tickets can sell out, especially in peak season. By booking in advance, you can secure your preferred timeslot on the day of your choice.

What will you see inside the Lion Habitat Ranch?

The residents

The stars of the show are of course the 30 lions. Until 2012 they were on display at the MGM Grand Hotel, and now they’re enjoying a well-deserved retirement. The standard Lion Habitat Ranch rate includes a visit to see these formidable kings and queens of the jungle.

You can also admire the exotic birds and meet Ozzie, the world’s only brush painting giraffe. If you’re lucky you might see him in action!

There are some experiences that are not included in your Lion Habitat Ranch tickets:

Animal feeding

Hand feeding the animals offers a really intimate encounter with these African icons. You can give both the lions and the giraffe their lunch if you’re feeling brave!

Behind the scenes tours

The ultimate ranch experiences are the “Behind the Scenes” Lion Habitat Ranch tours, which take you into the restricted areas. You’ll see the keepers cleaning and bathing the animals, and there will be a chance to feed the giraffe too.

Feast with the beasts

If you have a large group, this is your opportunity to enjoy lunch in the company of the lions. Don’t worry, they’ll be on the other side of the glass walls, but that won’t stop them eyeing up your meal!

Where is the Lion Habitat Ranch located?

The Lion Habitat Ranch is just a few minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, which makes it a great half-day trip from the city. To get there, head south on the I-15 before taking exit 27 onto the St Rose Parkway. There is a parking lot on site with plenty of spaces.

When is the best time to visit the Lion Habitat Ranch?

If you want to avoid the crowds, the ideal time for a Lion Habitat Ranch visit is during the early morning. Come on a weekday rather than a weekend for a quieter experience.

The sanctuary is open Friday to Monday from 10 AM until 3 PM, with the last admissions at 2 PM.

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Travel tips

  • Search online for the best Lion Habitat Ranch tickets price and book your visit well in advance.
  • As this is an outdoor experience, the site is sometimes closed in bad weather so do check ahead if it looks like rain.
  • The ranch shuts at 3 PM so don’t turn up later in the afternoon expecting to get in.
  • Wear comfortable footwear for walking around the park trails and take sunscreen during summer as there is little shade.
  • Don’t forget to charge your camera batteries so you can snap those lions at all their best angles.