Visit Rescue Ranch

Are you looking to visit Rescue Ranch?

1424 Turnersburg Hwy Statesville, NC 28625

We love having visitors come and learn more about Rescue Ranch. However, we do have some limitations at our current stage of development and do not want guests to be disappointed.

Here are the current options to visit Rescue Ranch:

Schedule humane education programs

Education is at the core of everything we do, and our humane education programs are the founding element of Rescue Ranch. These programs provide hands-on experiential encounters for children of all ages.

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Come for an event

We host a variety of events throughout the year to help us raise necessary dollars to continue our mission. Please note: not all events involve an opportunity to see our humane education animal ambassadors.

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Schedule a guided tour

Rescue Ranch may be unlike other animal facilities that you have visited in the past, as our guests are not able to see our animals without a Rescue Ranch representative. We offer private tours that include at least 2 hands-on animal encounters inside our education facility and a bucket of feed for our outside animals. Tours typically last an hour to an hour and a half and must be booked in advance. They are offered Monday-Friday with limited weekends available. Families also have access to the playground and our hiking trails at the end of the tour with signed waiver. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children, under 2 are free. Please call 704-768-0909 to schedule your tour.

Contact us to schedule your tour ›

Earnhardt Family Playground

The mission of Rescue Ranch is intended to reach our entire community. Our founders had a vision of having a place where children of all abilities could interact and play together in an outdoor environment. In 2017, thanks to the generosity of our donors and the community, The Earnhardt Family Playground was opened.

The Earnhardt Family Playground is the region’s only inclusive playground that houses elements for children of all abilities. The 10,000 square foot padded play area provides 8 activity centers that include swings, climbing walls, slides and a zipline. Picnic tables are available so pack a lunch and enjoy a great day outdoors.

Our playground is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00AM am to 3:00 pm. Please call ahead to ensure the facility is open. The fee is $3.00 per child with all proceeds going to help our education programs and animal ambassadors. All visitors must check in at the main building to get access to the playground. Be sure to ask about our multi-pass discount. Please call 704-768-0909 for more information.

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As our development continues, so will our opportunities to experience Rescue Ranch. We thank you for your excitement, support and patience while we continue our growth.