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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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My son and I did both the VIP Tour and the photo shoot at the Preservation Station. While both are... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great Experience

I love doing animal encounters this is a great beginner way to see if you want to handle tigers or... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2015
livelife h
Decatur, Georgia
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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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  • Average5%
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4898 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5353
+1 843-361-4552
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

My son and I did both the VIP Tour and the photo shoot at the Preservation Station. While both are pricey, the money paid is well worth the benefits that reap from it. The tour guides, handlers and trainers were very nice and extremely knowledgeable....More

5  Thank broncosbaby18
Reviewed 24 October 2015

I love doing animal encounters this is a great beginner way to see if you want to handle tigers or any animal for that matter.

Thank livelife h
Reviewed 23 October 2015

My daughter and I had a photo shoot with the tigers and an ape. It was an awesome experience. Also the tigers in the viewing area were so beautiful.

Thank Muriel F
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This was the best part of our trip, I will treasure our pictures. And if we ever go back when our kids are older I will try to do the full tour. It was an expensive activity, but where else can you hold a tiger!?!

Thank Corine410
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Okay, I may be biased because this was the entire reason that my fiancé and I made the trip to South Carolina to begin with, but this was AMAZING! This was what I decided I wanted to do for my Birthday this year and I...More

1  Thank Kerrin M
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

I saw Preservation Station in a pamphlet which also advertised a separate attraction of a three hour safari walking tour. The three hour walking tour sounded great (need to make a reservation for this) but I have physical limitations so this was not the better...More

1  Thank nettiet54ny
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I actually read about this place on Tripadvisor, prior to my vacation to Myrtle Beach. My boyfriend and I were very excited to check out the T.I.G.E.R.S. preservation station and it did not disappoint. First I just have to say to everyone complaining about the...More

2  Thank TattooedBeachyGirl
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Found out about this during research for a trip to Myrtle so planned for it. It is great! Yes it is short and they "help" you hold the animals-don't blame them, have to protect the babies. Held a 1month old white tiger, gave a bottle...More

Reviewed 30 September 2015

I was so happy that I paid to get to hold two baby tigers and a chimpanzee and feed through a tube a very large tiger. The tiny baby tiger was so sweet and I was able to feed the two month old tiger a...More

1  Thank psycomama58
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I don't know where else on earth that you can see a real life Liger, the elephant from Ace Ventura Pet Detective 2 and countless other animals. You'll pet tiger cubs and wolves. Oh and you'll feed Bubbles (that is the elephant mentioned above) a...More

1  Thank Billy S
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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