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T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station

#5 of 64 things to do in North Myrtle Beach Features Animals
4898 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5353
+1 843-361-4552
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a zoo would be better

I'm not sure what the purpose of this station is other than to charge $100 admission for one person... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Knoxville, Tennessee
Awesome Visit!

The wait wasn't bad for us. We got to bottle feed a white tiger and take cuddly photos with a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station is quite possibly the country's only FREE living tiger museum. Located inside Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, SC, it offers families the opportunity to see tigers up close, through glass, absolutely free of charge. For those interested in meeting a tiger or an ape in person, we offer (for a fee)the opportunity to pose with one of the animal ambassadors for a photo. The animals spend only a couple hours per day, in the late afternoon, at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and funding generated from our photos and gift shop sales help support various wildlife conservation projects we conduct worldwide through our Rare Species Fund. We are open from mid-March to mid-October and hours of operation can be found by calling our listed telephone number.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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4898 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5353
+1 843-361-4552
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm not sure what the purpose of this station is other than to charge $100 admission for one person including photos. Two people is $125, etc. We saw two large tigers outside in their cage. Saw a girl holding a monkey for a photo. Don't...More

Thank bmc007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wait wasn't bad for us. We got to bottle feed a white tiger and take cuddly photos with a slightly younger white one. I think in a surprising turn of events, the monkeys were our favorite part! My only slight complaint is that they...More

2  Thank RachelJackson2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great opportunity to be in really close proximity to wild animals. On this particular day, you could see a group of tiger cubs, and two full grown tigers. The main attraction is paying for a picture with the animals, but you can see plenty at...More

Thank LittleNeckRob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Barefoot Landing to visit the Tigers. First, we missed the part that they are only there from 5 to 7. So we returned later. So glad we did. It is pricey to do to the whole package, for sure....More

Thank Donn T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While at Barefoot Landing check out the beautiful tigers! They are behind the Earthbound store. I love watching them!

1  Thank margieoswald
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Pictures are expensive but you can watch for free. Great cause. Animals are well cared for... Located near the back of Barfoot Landing.

Thank Baileyh0
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We paid the extra bit of money to hold the 3 different animals. (Monkey, Tiger cub, etc). You get to hold them long enough to get a photo taken. It was cute and worth it for me, I haven't ever held a tiger cub before...and...More

2  Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I just loved holding the baby tigers .... Was a great experience. I was so happy I had tears. How ever I do wish when having you pictures done it was more private.

Thank lovetotravelandread
Reviewed 7 May 2017

It could not have been more perfect. The staff is friendly and energetic and you can tell they love their job/lifestyle. I tried not to get my hopes up before we went because I didn't really know what to expect but it was way better...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This was a great experience for animal lovers! You get the opportunity to get hands-on with wild animals you only dream about. Not only are you getting to experience amazing with all the animals, they inform guest how to make a different when you leave....More

1  Thank sjcochran2017
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Mary H
I didn't see Hercules but never got a straight answer as to why not. I asked 3 different staff and was given a different answer by each.
12 June 2017|
Response from MBSafari | Property representative |
Thanks for your visit. I'm glad you two ladies had a good time. You saw Zeus, which is Hercules' brother. Hercules is an older guy at this point and is pretty much retired. He comes out for the tour when he feels like it... More
Arlita C
I'm confused! I read that T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station is a free exhibit. What exactly is the pricing!
11 June 2017|
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Response from gnuckolls | Reviewed this property |
At preservation station, which is located at the mall, you can view a couple of the tigers for free. In fact you can view, from a distance, the baby tigers, wolves, and monkeys. When I visited in April (mind you the cost is... More
How long have you been showing at the Barefoot Landing? Where do you "rescue" these tigers from? What do you do with all the tigers that are no longer babies and you can't bring them th the Landing? Why did you crossbreed to produce Hercules? Can't wait to visit. I've read a lot about the preserve.
27 May 2017|
Response from MBSafari | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. As I can see from your questions, you've been reading animal rights propaganda online. To answer you questions: We've been at Preservation Station for more than a decade. The tigers are not... More