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Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Address: 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone Number: 919-542-4684
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This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.

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Really Cool Place

We highly recommend the Tiger Rescue. They are doing something really great here and seeing the animals up close was amazing. Not only do you get a closer view, but you also learn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We highly recommend the Tiger Rescue. They are doing something really great here and seeing the animals up close was amazing. Not only do you get a closer view, but you also learn a lot about the cats in general and also their backstory. The tour guides are very compassionate about the rescue and are full of information. We will... More 

Thank Verucak
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's great to see the good work that these people and this facility does. Educational, but don't go if you are expecting to touch or ride. Tour guides were very knowledgeable about the facility and the animals. Great for a family outing, but kids cannot run around uncontrolled. Highly recommended.

Thank Glenn K
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real gem- unbelievable place, right in Pittsboro with a unique collection of beautiful wild cats- children learn much about conservation. Worth the trip!

Thank Ana F
Raleigh, NC
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176 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the 1pm tour on a Sunday. It started at 1:15pm with a 10 minute briefing inside.The outside tour took about 1:35. Our guide, Brett, was very good. She is not a smooth talker or very articulate but was personable, enthusiastic and provide much information and stories about the cats and the Rescue. She is a dedicated volunteer. We... More 

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The animals are gorgeous. There are few places where you can watch these magnificent creatures enjoying a peaceful day surrounded by volunteers and staff who so lovingly care for them. I only wish they would charge more for paid guides with tourism degrees. The numerous children in our group heard quite an earful about suicide, ringworm, cancer, and euthanasia. At... More 

2 Thank x7p3p
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Amazing that these magnificent animals are here. Thanks for all the work they do. The only minus is that the guide became repetitive, making the tour a little too long. Again, you all do,fabulous work. Thanks,for that!

1 Thank jean j
Greensboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A fascinating place to visit. We didn't even realize this was in North Carolina. We took a group of kids and parents and had a fun time. We learned so much!

Thank M E
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I visited the tiger rescue and really enjoyed it. The tour guide Katrina was great. She was so knowledgable and passionate about the animals. We went on the twilight tour and was able to see almost every animal they had there. Only thing it was a little cold so dress accordingly. The tour lasted two hours. Thanks... More 

Thank Melissa M
Reading, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Great tour this morning. Take heed of other reviewers and wear walking shoes/trainers and trousers, saw some other folk getting bitten by ants. Beautiful animals to see up close, many with sad stories but obviously have great lives now. Fab organization, support them if you can

1 Thank Linda B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

One is surrounded by chain link fences. Seeing 20 plus vultures lurking around and hearing the lions roaring was troubling: it’s primal. This is a tiger care and nursing home. If you purchase a new born tiger, there could be a chance, six months later, it would stay here. Every resident animal has a name. Here, you get as close... More 

1 Thank Emy L

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