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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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Interesting visit

Many years ago we visited Tiger Creek and really enjoyed it. My brother was in town so I took him... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jane P
Tyler, Texas, United States
Beautiful cats and dedicated workers ...worthwhile trip

We visited on a sunny Sunday in October, a Puma called Tin Cup (because that's how big he was when... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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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17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
+1 903-858-1008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 10 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
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I will not lie I was thinking that this would of been bigger or something else? BUT I will say that this place is clean, quiet and very safe for the cats. I love that there are places like this that can help educate others...More

Thank granado822
Reviewed 20 July 2017

If you are animal lovers, especially your heart is with Big Cats, please take a guided tour to learn each residents' stories. This is a safe haven for the Big Cats. The sad part is they can only take in what they can handle, which...More

1  Thank Carol L
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Tracy S
3 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!
9 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
12 June 2016|
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Response from St_matty | Reviewed this property |
These are the only dates it is closed Closed on the following holidays New Year's Day Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Holiday (closed Thursday) Christmas... More