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Tiger World

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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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Another amazing place!

So beautiful to see the animals up close! It's a nice walk, just make sure you're comfortable for it! Kids will love it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Jamestown, New York
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I thought maybe we had arrived on an off day or the wrong time of the day or something; but after having read some of the posts on the Tiger World FB page, I'm concerned that what we observed is typical. Our trip to this facility was rather spontaneous; and we didn't know until we bought our tickets that in... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

So beautiful to see the animals up close! It's a nice walk, just make sure you're comfortable for it! Kids will love it!

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Davidson, North Carolina
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I really didn’t know what to expect out of this attraction because of the wide array of reviews it had received on this website. However with that said I was pleasantly surprised. A lot of earlier reviews remarked some of the animals didn’t appear to be taken well care of because of injuries or overly skinny. A lot of these... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This was a trip with my two boys (4 and 7). I wasn't sure what to expect based on the mixed reviews I read prior to going, but I knew my boys would love seeing tigers. We got to see lions, tigers, monkeys, lemurs, peacocks, bears, ducks, swans, geese, talking parrots, snakes, lizards, kangaroos, emus, ligers, panthers, owls, and probably... More 

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Monroe, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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57 reviews
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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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