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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tiger World is an animal conservation and educational center dedicated...

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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White Tigers!

Stopped in for a Saturday afternoon. Very enjoyable! They have many white tigers, along with lions, wolves, bears, monkeys, birds and turtles. Buy some feed and feed some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Barbara B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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298 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a Saturday afternoon. Very enjoyable! They have many white tigers, along with lions, wolves, bears, monkeys, birds and turtles. Buy some feed and feed some of the birds. Staff very informative about animals. They have bathrooms and gift shop. Will go again.

Thank Barbara B
Hoover, Alabama
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210 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff are very friendly but it is all about the animals. We enjoyed our visit to Tiger World today. Lots and lots of animals. They are all well cared for and many of them are rescue animals. The enclosures are well kept and clean. The animals are well cared for. We really enjoyed the rare white lion. Note, be... More 

Thank Haddon P
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome wildlife preserve set up as a safe and friendly zoo. I have been there twice -once when they had Ligers and the other time during their Halloween set up. Both times were awesome and relaxing. I really like what they are doing here and highly recommend visiting!

Thank Andrew H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What away to kill time, visit a tiger. The animals were in great shape and looked happy. My husband and I had never seen so many big cats in one place. Then there were the bears, swans, an owl, singing dogs, wolves and all the other animals. Worth the trip and more.

1 Thank PAUL P
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Loved Tiger World! Great place to get up close to beautiful creatures. Tigers were magnificent. Many more animals than tigers. We took our time really enjoyed visiting each animal. Hidden Gem.

Thank LorraineCasto
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We came as a group with a large age range - youngest was 2 and the oldest was 70. We all enjoyed the visit immensely. It was nice and open with lots of grass and trees (strollers were harder to get around with tree roots since there was no paving etc but not a problem). Many animals enjoyed interacting -... More 

Thank WolfEsence
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I found Tigerworld by accident while searching the map for places to visit, after looking up their website I thought it was somewhere I had to visit. The 30 min drive was certainly worth the visit, Tigerworld is signed off Interstate 85 and is approx 10 mins off the Interstate. Turn at the big sign on Highway 152 and follow... More 

Thank Nickyboy77
Columbia, SC
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We discovered Tiger World while searching online for attractions in the Charlotte area and visited on a Sunday afternoon. As an animal lover, I was concerned about the negative reviews regarding the animals' care and habitats. I was pleased to see animals in very clean surroundings being looked after by employees who obviously love them and were very friendly and... More 

1 Thank momoftwogirls711
Jamestown, New York
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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 

1 Thank Laurie P
New Jersey
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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!

Thank MercyNewJersey

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