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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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Great day at tiger world

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
daisysmurf1981
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

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 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I brought my 10 year old nephew to Tiger World and was floored by the amazing time we had. I went in not knowing what to expect. The animal exhibits are very up close and personal. The employees were all very kind and very knowledgeable about all of the animals and their personal stories. Even when my nephew asked a... More 

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Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Visited with snow on the ground so the walking was a bit rough, but well worth the effort! This place is small, but appears to be very well maintained. Animals looked healthy and there were many obvious efforts to provide environmental stimulation and enrichment. I definitely plan to return; a warm spring day would be the perfect time to visit!

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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160 reviews 160 reviews
31 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We go a few times a year. The staff is very nice, they do a lot and have a lot of volunteers that do the gardening and some maintenance and painting. I read the bad reviews and don't understand some. They do not breed here...they only take in animals that are from bad situations, like hoarders or those that shouldn't... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The facility is smaller than most zoos you will find, but the staff is nice and the animals are well taken care of. Some of the facility was being remodeled/ added onto which made me feel good about their operation. If you want to see some great animals up close, then this is the place you need to see. Be... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are an animal/zoo enthusiast, then this is a trip for you! The zoo keeps tigers, lions, leopards, two wolves, two bears, reptiles, and various birds. Most of the animals are rescued, so it makes you feel really good when you see how well the staff cares for them and how content they are. We were in the middle... More 

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New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We visited during the Halloween season and loved all the great decorations. it took about 2 hours to see it all but the animals all looked healthy and very well cared for. It was the closest I've ever been to a tiger! We lucked out and it was feeding time (about 11 am on a Saturday) which meant all the... More 

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Charleston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went no knowing what to expect how I was surprised and how much we enjoyed being up close with animals. Understanding that many animals have been in tough situations I applaud their efforts to save and rehab so many beautiful animals. Worth the trip

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THESALESOFFICE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

The customer service was excellent, the grounds very clean and the animals relaxed. It was a very enjoyable couple of hours

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