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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
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+1 903-858-1008
10:00 - 17:00
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Welcome to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, international home to over 37...

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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Educational and interesting

I have taken my grandkids here. It is a great place to learn about each of the animals there and their stories of how they arrived at Tiger Creek. I love their heart for giving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken my grandkids here. It is a great place to learn about each of the animals there and their stories of how they arrived at Tiger Creek. I love their heart for giving quality of life to these animals and educating everyone about them. You can even "sponsor" the animals at the gift shop!

Thank TexasAngel63
Richardson, TX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How often do you get the opportunity to be just a few feet away from beautiful tigers and lions? Usually when you go to the zoo, they're always hiding and you can barely see them. Not here! We took the guided tour and the tigers seemed to enjoy being viewed by the guests. They would walk right up to the... More 

Thank SRW_TX
Shreveport, Louisiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have LOTS of cats! Would recommend the guided tour, as it is the same price as the non-guided and you get a lot more insight and facts about the cats.

Thank Megan W
Dallas, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a brief walk in a zoo like setting, we went at nap time so it was a bit of a challenge to see the tigers

Thank James R
Tyler, Texas
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed it but the white tigers would not come out. The best part is listening to the guides stories about how the animals got to Texas. If you have children that need activities this is not the place. Don't go on rainy days or when weather to hot. It's all outside.

Thank betty56797
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

A nice refuge for some cats that needed homes, and the volunteers and staff were all knowledgeable and friendly, but since there are "only" about 20 tigers/lions and most just laid there, $18 per person was a bit steep. We were done in less than an hour.

Thank Kelly C
Palestine, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Had a nice time at Tiger Creek yesterday. The habitats are very nice, and nicely kept. One of the very few refuges Ive ever been to where the "litter box smell" was NOT in evidence! Wile the "Kitties" were mostly sleepy and sunning themselves, it was a very nice experience. The entry fee is a little pricy but since it... More 

Thank SmithZonean
Tyler, Texas
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Nice clean spacious place to learn about Tigers and their stories. Staff friendly. Not to busy and very relaxing afternoon activity.

Thank rkj6891
College Station, Texas
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38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic place that is doing an awesome service to exotic cats that have been done a great disservice (if not down right abused) by mankind. These majestic animals are well cared for and respected and loved by the staff. Our guide, Alyssa, knew all their stories was very well versed on their care and their personalities. They... More 

Thank Diane B
Lindale, Texas
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I think my visit to Tiger Creek was very enjoyable ..been there twice. The cats are well taken care of and seem to be happy. Sit and watched them get into a water tank and play. Loved that cause they would roar at each other and then chase each other then back into tank!

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