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Address: 4405 Cook Road, Rockwell, NC 28138
Phone Number: 704-279-6363
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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What a great surprise!!

We went here on a somewhat cool rainy Saturday, but it was well worth it. This is a small zoo but it does not disappoint! The grounds are very well kept and clean, the staff was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 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 April 26, 2015 NEW

We went here on a somewhat cool rainy Saturday, but it was well worth it. This is a small zoo but it does not disappoint! The grounds are very well kept and clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful we paid our $15 per person and were given a map of the parks layout and told to wander around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We were able to be so close to animals. The wolves were really great able to fed. them. Didn't know New Guienea singing dogs existed. Loved being able to pet the parrots. Could not believe how close we able to be to the animals. Staff was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Really enjoyed our time here on 4/18/15. Great interactions with awesome animals and the staff were really knowledgeable, especially some of the interns. We will be traveling back here to witness the animals during colder weather as well.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Susan and I had never been here before so we got together with another couple and went. What a cool place! We always enjoy seeing animals up close that we would never get to see otherwise. And with more of a focus on the big cats, we really enjoyed the place! One thing I always get mixed feelings on about... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was an awesome place to visit. We found tickets on Living Social and decided to try it out. So glad we did. After walking around for the first few minutes, I immediately thought of the movie, "We Bought A Zoo"!! We got to watch the massive Tigers eat their lunch and see so many different animals up close. Very,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I love to take the kids here, it's awe inspiring to see these big carnivores, especially the tigers. Their size and power remind you that in some parts of the world, humans are NOT on top of the food chain. they are constantly building /upgrading this place, so it is pleasantly different every time we go.

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Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Staff was amazing, informative, and friendly. Animals were really cool. Got a bunch of great pics. Gift shop had a lot of fun items. Admission wasn't too pricey. Fun way to spend 2 hours.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised when we visited Tiger World. I was not expecting much from the trip, but was happy to see that there was a large variety of active tigers and a few other animals there. Their cages were large and open. The employees were out amidst the cages caring for the animals. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Would definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great first visit to tiger world. The animals seem well taken care of. It's amazing how close you are able to get to the animals. It lived up to my expectations and then some. We will definitely be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Watch the Matt Damon movie, "I Bought a Zoo" and then go and enjoy this great place to see tigers up close and personal! This is a great place for the family - both adults and children.

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mrcarolina, Manager at Tiger World, responded to this review

Keith, Thanks for the review. I always suggest people watch that movie to get a better understanding of our facility. It's very true to our Tiger World daily life. More 

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