Take a free tour of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Due to COVID-19, Best Friends is taking extra health and safety precautions which may impact your visit.  Please visit our Coronavirus Information page, and be prepared to follow these measures while visiting.

Ready to experience the magic of the Sanctuary? Let us be your guide. Enjoy a free tour and fall in love with this lifesaving haven that’s a home-between-homes for hundreds of animals on any given day.

Please note: Tours are by reservation only. You will need to follow our tour van in your own vehicle (we cannot accommodate RV's or trailers over 21 feet). 

Book a tour online

Questions? Call 435-644-2001, ext. 4537. Some tours are accessible by wheelchair. Please let us know if you need wheelchair accessibility when you call.

Currently, all tours are outside and take place weather permitting. Closed-toe shoes and masks are required. We also recommend that you bring water, bug spray, and a hat or sunscreen. All tours are limited to a total of six people. Durations and distances are approximate.

Cat World walking tour
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. (duration: 1.5 hours | distance: 1 mile)
Join us on a walking tour through Cat World and take in some of the cute furry faces while we show you how we are helping cats to heal and thrive.

Pig and goat walking tour (long)
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. | Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. | Saturday at 1:00 p.m. (duration: 1 hour | distance: 1 mile)
Discover the affectionate personalities of potbellied pigs and the endearing goofiness of goats.

Pig and goat walking tour (short)
Monday, Wednesday at 9:00 am (duration: 30 minutes | distance: .5 mile)
Discover the affectionate personalities of potbellied pigs and the endearing goofiness of goats.

Angels Rest walking tour
Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. (duration: 30 minutes | distance: .25 miles)
Join us on a guided tour of Angels Rest, one of the most peaceful spots at the Sanctuary. Don’t know where to go? Stop by the Welcome Center for a map by 8:45 a.m.

Parrot Garden tour
Daily at 11:00 a.m. (duration: 45 minutes)
Join us at the Parrot Garden for a special tour and talk to some of the colorful birds. They may even talk back!

Wild Friends walking tour
Daily at 10:15 a.m. (duration: 45 minutes | distance: 1 mile)
Best Friends’ Wild Friends is a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation center. Join us and discover how we help orphaned and injured wild animals get back on their feet.

Horse Haven walking tour
Tuesday, Friday at 10:00 a.m. (duration: 30 minutes | distance: .5 mile)
Horse Haven is one of the most beautiful and majestic places at the Sanctuary. On this tour, you’ll meet some of our amazing horses and other barnyard pals.

Gratitude Garden hike
Monday, Thursday, Saturday at 9:00 a.m. (duration: 2 hours | distance: 3 miles)
Join a Sanctuary ambassador for a hike to the Gratitude Garden and take in the peace and beauty of this special place.

Rocks, raptors and ruins walking tour
Sunday, Friday at 9:00 a.m. (duration: 2 hours | distance: 2 miles)
On this tour, a Sanctuary ambassador will introduce you to the “greatest earth on show.”

Behind the scenes in Dogtown walking tour
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 1:30 p.m. (duration: 1.5 hours | distance: 1 mile)
Join us for this in-depth tour and find out how Dogtown started. You must be 16 or older to take this tour.

Grand Sanctuary chat
Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (duration: 1.5 hours)
Learn more about the Sanctuary and the animals who call this place a home-between-homes.

Best Friends scavenger hunt
Daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stop by the Best Friends Welcome Center to pick up a driving map and start exploring the Sanctuary.

Sanctuary store
Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (duration: 20 minutes)
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, shopping at the store is currently limited. Please make an appointment to visit our store while you’re here.

Please note: Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control. Registering in advance enables us to contact you if a tour is canceled. Tours are not available on Christmas day. If you are looking for more time with the animals, we encourage you to volunteer in an animal care area.

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