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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

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17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
+1 903-858-1008
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Nice Surprise

Let me start by saying that I DO NOT like any zoo or SeaWorld. I always walk away sad. NOT... read more

Reviewed yesterday
McKinney, Texas
Homeschool group field trip

We ended up splitting into 2 groups, because there were probably 60-70 homeschoolers all told. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Longview, Texas
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Welcome to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, international home to over 37 rescued big cats. Come meet these majestic animals, learn about the feline species known as Panthera Tigris and find out how you can help to ensure their future in the United States and worldwide.We started Tiger Creek for a very specific purpose: "To provide rescue and rehabilitation of big cats that have been abused, neglected or displaced."It continues to be our guiding mission, and as we continue to expand, we are working to establish large natural settings for the big cats.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild cats” (9 reviews)
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17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
+1 903-858-1008
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Reviewed yesterday

Let me start by saying that I DO NOT like any zoo or SeaWorld. I always walk away sad. NOT HERE The Refute is nicely laid out and the animals well cared for. The kids loved the Tigers and they were all out. We went...More

Thank Dapger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up splitting into 2 groups, because there were probably 60-70 homeschoolers all told. The tour guide was kind, easy to hear and informative. The animals are really in a place where they receive the best care possible. We learned quite a bit about...More

Thank ConservativeMama
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Many years ago we visited Tiger Creek and really enjoyed it. My brother was in town so I took him out to Tiger Creek. I was amazed at how much it had grown and changed. The guide was so knowledgeable about each animal. It's really...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited on a sunny Sunday in October, a Puma called Tin Cup (because that's how big he was when he was rescued) was playing with huge pumpkin, just as my cat would have played with a bauble! There are regular walking tours, our chap,...More

Thank JWLL22
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends and highly recommend a guided tour. The tour guide was able to tell us the story behind each tiger and lion at the refuge. He let us know how and why they are there, how old they are what they eat,...More

Thank Annette P
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We recently visited here and we had a great time. It's amazing how close you can get to these animals in their enclosures. If you like to visit the zoo to see the big cats then you'll love this place.

Thank Dustin S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit if you love animals and big cats. You get to really be up close to the animals. The staff was very nice and helpful. You have the option of taking a guided tour or going by yourself (they will provide...More

Thank Anastasiya N
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong these are beautiful animals and it's always cool to see lions and tigers but for the amount of money you pay I would expect more. There's like 12 cats. That's it. You can get through the park even at a slow...More

4  Thank brianandrewstephens
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It is a nice park ..with many different Tigers was shocked I had never geared about it before. The park even has one of Michael Jackson's tigers. We went with my husband's parents and brother. It was hit but most areas are shaded. We liked...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

One of the worst experiences I've ever ever had paid $126 the porta potties had feces all in all over the toilet where you sat and yellow jackets before we paid my fiance and daughter in law got to use the inside bathroom but after...More

Thank happyjohnboy
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25 December 2017|
Response from Jane P | Reviewed this property |
Adults $18.00, children $14.00, seniors 65+ $16.00. Go to their website for more info including days, hours, etc. You can search tiger refuge in Tyler, Texas on your computer.
Tracy S
4 March 2017|
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Response from trudy n | Reviewed this property |
Tracy, the park is small but growing. The some of the Cats are active most of the time. Just come and enjoy!
10 September 2016|
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Response from Lindsay B | Reviewed this property |
It's got areas to rest for sure but there are some hills so I could see how that might be difficult for older people. If the temperature is right then it should probably be ok. Just might need some help getting up and down... More