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“Once in a lifetime!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station

T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station
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Owner description: 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.
Wareham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Once in a lifetime!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

This was our choice for our fifth anniversary and we were SO glad we did it. We see them every year at King Richard's Faire in Carver MA and have always wanted to visit them. It has a cost, but when you can do it, it's worth it.
We got to get very close to the liger, always a favorite!
The most fun was sitting in a circle with tiger and wolf cubs romping in our laps! They let us sit there a good amount of time, we all could have set there longer, but were satisfied when we got up. The lynx kittens were the funniest, just little clowns and pounced on everyone, no matter the size.
It was also awesome to see the adult tigers from a few feet away, and to see the tigers running at full speed by us - very impressive!
We got to feed the elephant and learned alot about how smart they are.
The orangutan was very sweet, hard to not think of them as human when they look at you, very sweet animals.
They also were very good about feeding us snacks at every opportunity, fresh vegetables etc, all very fresh and chef quality
It was an amazing day!

Visited April 2012
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“30 seconds. That's it.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

If you are lucky, you get to hold a primate for a few seconds and a tiger cub for a few seconds. And it is the most expensive photo you will ever buy. BUT - make an appointment there for a safari tour and you will enjoy an experience that you will NEVER forget - which rates 5 stars. ( I couldn't find a place to rate the tiger sanctuary.) Okay, it is horribly expensive and insanely commercialized and you MUST make advance reservations just to find out the specific location, but to see and play with tigers, lynxes, wolves, orangutans, and Bubbles the famous movie elephant - priceless. After you pay several hundred dollars for your visit, you may as well buy the CD and movie version DVD. You will NEVER forget this visit and if you don't like it, there is something seriously wrong with you.

Visited April 2012
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Beaufort
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Gorgeous white tigers, monkeys, etc. My son and his girlfriend went, had a blast, and got great pictures.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

This was the satellite station at Barefoot Landing. I believe the "real thing" is a couple of miles inland. Very convenient, and beautiful animals, plus educational as far as the preservation of this rare, beautiful wildlife.

Visited April 2012
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Calhoun, Georgia, United States
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“Mind blowing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Staff was gracious, friendly, fun, informative, and passionate. The animals were amazing. The experience of being up close and personal with animals is beyond words. Of course the baby tigers were our favorite. How many times in life do you get a chance to have a baby tiger or wolf in your lap or chewing on your shoe. Something we will NEVER forget.

Visited April 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“unique but costly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

If you go to barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach you have the chance to get your photo taken with young tigers, wolves, or arangutans. I don't know of anywhere else you may have this opportunity to get this up close to and feed baby tigers. However, it is very expensive and the photos are not as high quality as they promote. You wait in a long line and then when it's your turn they rush you through everything quite fast. They charge $79 per sitting, up to 5 people. You get one 8x10 portrait print for that $79 ( + tax = $88.) What they don't say until it's time to pay is that is for one animal. You only get to pick the animal type but not which animal. (For example which breed of tiger or white vs. orange.) If you want an additional cub in the picture the price shoots up to around $100. They snap a few optional prints and those are another $20 a pop. They advertise "free admission" but I'm not sure what the "admission" is to exactly because there is nothing to do except get your picture taken. The photos are fundraisers to support their preservation station that is on their land somewhere else. So that may ease the pain of forking over that much money.

Visited April 2012
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