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Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-4684
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Pittsboro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.
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Rockville, MD
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120 reviews 120 reviews
12 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I agree with other recent reviews--this is a very interesting and educational place, well worth the drive and the cost of the tour. Although the grounds and "lodging" for the animals are not fancy, the cats are clearly well-cared for, especially when you consider the terrible conditions some of them were kept in before they were rescued. Our guide was... More

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Sanford, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing place......not glitzy or glamorous but to the wild cats who are lucky enough to call it home....it is incredible. Our tour guide was informative. The tour not overly crowded, groups of 20. It was very muddy from recent rains so wear good sneakers. There is a gift store with an assortment of cat related items. We bought... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We did the feeding with the keeper tour and it was well worth it. Our keeper was very knowledgeable and it was great to get to participate. Kudos to all the staff and volunteers its a lot of hard work great thing they are doing.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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241 reviews 241 reviews
85 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

A great place to become educated about the plight of large and small cats. Tours are wonderful and informative. And, of course, there are those beautiful animals. This is not horrible like those prisons for animals called zoos.

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Hummelstown
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My brother who lives in Chapel Hill thought this would be an enjoyable attraction and we found it to be an enjoyable way to pass an afternoon. The place is not well marked as they don't advertise so we had a bit of trouble finding it. visitors have to sign waivers so we wondered if that meant the cats would... More

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

one very dedicated community..tour was extremely informative, and answer lots of questions in regards to the different types of rescues, and what brings them these animals. Pleasant small gift area, and staff is very well trained.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

You must buy your tickets on line, as no walk ins are accepted. Plan ahead and reserve out 2 weeks and you can even pay a little more and help with the feeding. Our docent and tour guide, Tori, was grand and she knew the animals, their histories and how they came to the sanctuary. She was not afraid to... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We did the twilight tour in early October 2013. While I greatly appreciate what these folks do, giving a home to these animals, I did not enjoy the tour. Our docent/tour guide was full of knowledge and did a good job. We were also accompanied by another person who would get down in front of the enclosures and encourage theses... More

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Elora, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Absolutely love Carolina Tiger Rescue! My husband and I with our baby had our first trip two weeks ago and have already been back since. It is a fabulous place, where the animals are left to be wild and maintain their independence, while you as the visitor, can get up close and personal. It is wonderful, too, that the curator... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

the guide's are very knowledgeable but also add a bit of humor and they are volunteers and you can see they have a genuine love for the cats.

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