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Address: 4405 Cook Road, Rockwell, NC 28138
Phone Number: 704-279-6363
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Description: Tiger World is an animal conservation and educational center dedicated to...
Tiger World is an animal conservation and educational center dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals. We are open to the public for educational guided tours and walkabout self-guided tours. Tiger World is a different kind of Zoo. Our tours personally guide visitors throughout the preserve learning about each animal. You see them in a natural setting and have the opportunity to observe them playing, swimming, eating, sleeping, and interacting with their handlers.
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We have become annual pass holders

We first went to Tiger World back in April and we loved it then, since then we have got an annual pass and we are there about 2 a month at least, When you get to where you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Monroe, North Carolina
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Monroe, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We first went to Tiger World back in April and we loved it then, since then we have got an annual pass and we are there about 2 a month at least, When you get to where you are going so often you get to see the interaction between the staff and the animals. The thing we have noticed is... More 

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mdaby3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

They have lions and tigers and bears, OH MY!!! There are plenty of different animals to see, and they're right up close! You can even have a tour (for free!) if you schedule before you go. The kids and the adults will both be equally in awe. All of the animals are rescues of some sort. Your entry fee goes... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The work that these wonderful people do is truly amazing. The animals are all rescued, well cared for and loved. I've never been that close to such majestic animals. There are sad stories with a lot happy endings. I highly recommend visiting and supporting on a regular basis to aid them in their continued work. You can also 'adopted' and... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My husband and I decided to take our 2 boys ages 7 and 3 to tiger world based on all the good reviews. When we arrived we weren't impressed but wanted to give it a chance. The big cat cages were super sketchy! The smell was absolutely horrible! I've been to plenty of zoos and expect it to be smelly... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I love visiting Tiger World. Animals are very close so you can get great pictures of these amazing animals. I have been several times and each time I return there is always something new to see. I recommend going in the morning right around opening time as the animals are getting fed and are very active.

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Romeo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I visited Tiger World for my second time with two of my adult siblings and loved it just as much as the first. Tiger World is a sanctuary for exotic animals, mainly large cats, who have been rescued or have no other home. The price of admission is well worth a visit, to learn about and see these (in some... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Small enclosures, animals seemed bored and upset, animals were clearly overheated and had hardly any enrichment (toys, etc). We were given an option to feed the bears, wolves, monkeys, and birds, had to do so by throwing food at the animals through their cages. Animals seemed desperate and were pacing in anticipation of the dog food mixtures. I think the... More 

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Baltimore, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place is AMAZING. The animals actually have a lot of area to play/eat/relax. (not like at zoos) The staff is very friendly and takes very good care of their animals. I love big cats, so this place sparked my interest. Since, my entire family has visited, and I can't wait to go back.

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Highland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

While this place may seem to be in the midst of a neighborhood it is a legitimate place to stop. The animals are presented in nice displays that are a good home to the animal. Plenty of shady areas to get out of the sun. Staff is friendly and full of information. Not your typical zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We went and loved the closeness to the animals. Safe distance but closer than other place and being to interact with some of animals by feeding them nuts and feed was great. Will return.

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Additional Information about Tiger World

Address: 4405 Cook Road, Rockwell, NC 28138
Phone Number: 704-279-6363
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rockwell
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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