National Tiger Sanctuary
The information we had on the area said there was a "National Tiger Sanctuary" with five tigers. I found this hard to believe. I took Bob out on all the alphabet roads - We went up D, crossing OO and K and C and several one lane bridges until we got to Y which we took through St. Francis until we got to the tiger sanctuary. But the gate was shut and there didn't appear to be anyone around.
The lady at the Visitor's Center said that Joe Scott, Sr. who owns most of the things in the area (Crown Valley Winery, Crown Point Golf Course, Crown Valley Wine Store, Eagle Lake Golf Club, Crown Ridge, Crown Equipment etc etc) had a fight with the tiger caretakers running the tiger sanctuary, and the caretakers wouldn't let Scott keep the tigers at the B&B which advertises them as an extra perk of staying there.. So then the Scott, went and got some tigers of his own.
To get to the B&B, take I-55 south to exit 150 (Hwy 32) west, then make a quick left onto outer road (State Route B.) Continue 8 miles. Crown Ridge is on the right at 19620 State Route B.
The general tours are available Tuesday-Friday 11am till 3pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am till 3:30pm. Or, for an eye-to-eye experience, schedule the Siberian VIP Tour, which includes a visit to the photography platform and the living classroom. Call 24 hours in advance.
The internet says:" from a basic tour to see the animals for $8 an adult and $4 a child to a $75-per-person "behind-the-scenes" option in which guests can feed the tigers, if it's their regular feeding time.
So actually there's two tiger sites near Farmington. Who knew?