We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone Number: 919-542-4684
Website
Description: This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 76 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Best place in NC!!!!!

I live in NC and honestly this is my favorite place her in North Carolina. It is a WONDERFUL experience. Try to go on a nice day and most will be out and it will be more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Samantha L
,
Apex, North Carolina, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Apex, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I live in NC and honestly this is my favorite place her in North Carolina. It is a WONDERFUL experience. Try to go on a nice day and most will be out and it will be more comfortable to walk around.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited the rescue as volunteer on a service trip where we assisted with various tasks around the rescue. We got to spend time with the people who work there and also got a tour at the end of the week. From spending time there, we got to learn how knowledgeable everyone who works there is and how much they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Carolina Tiger Rescue is such an amazing organization. Their goal is to give these cats the best possible life they can after many of them came from some horrible situations.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This tour is well worth the money...about $17. You will see small cats and very large cats on this 50+ acre site. Guides provide detailed information and can answer any questions. To get the cats near the fence, they provide chicken legs to them on long poles. On lion actually broke the pole while grabbing the chicken. You'll be within... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Jersey
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is a great service to animals that should never have been a homeowners pet and were discarded when they became to large. They staff is very knowledgeable and lets you know the history of the tiger or lion. They have great homes now and are able to live their lives out safely and comfortably. They work on donations... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

That in little ole Pittsboro we have souls with big hearts caring for abandoned cats. Not just any cats mind you! The big Lion, Tigers but no bears oh my! Love this amazing place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This place is so much fun to visit. The big and not so big cats are housed in individual large fenced off areas that you can approach quite closely -- close enough that a tiger can spray you with its Frito-smelling spray. Who knew? (There is enough warning to get out of the way if you're nimble.) There are many... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wonderful work making a good life for these animals. Worth a visit. Buy tickets in advance for tours. Staff helpful and informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our guide was knowledgeable as well as engaging. Jess seemed enjoy what she does and shared that enthusiasm with the group. She would time it perfectly so we could enjoy the cats as well as be able to hear her stories about the animal or the species. I enjoyed that fact that I was able to learn a lot about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is an amazingly well "thought-through" animal sanctuary for large cats. The animals have plenty of room to roam, with at least two "pens." All seemed to be content - well, except for "Star" - the nervous cougar:-) Our tour guide was wonderful and knowledgeable and we came away with such appreciation for the volunteers and staff who take such... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Carolina Tiger Rescue also viewed

 

Been to Carolina Tiger Rescue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Carolina Tiger Rescue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?