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T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843)361-4552
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station is quite possibly the country's only FREE living tiger museum. Located inside Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle... more » Owner description: T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station is quite possibly the country's only FREE living tiger museum. Located inside Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, SC, it offers families the opportunity to see tigers up close, through glass, absolutely free of charge. For those interested in meeting a tiger or an ape in person, we offer (for a fee)the opportunity to pose with one of the animal ambassadors for a photo. The animals spend only a couple hours per day, in the late afternoon, at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and funding generated from our photos and gift shop sales help support various wildlife conservation projects we conduct worldwide through our Rare Species Fund. We are open from mid-March to mid-October and hours of operation can be found by calling our listed telephone number. « less
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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Amazing, once in a lifetime experience! I've always had a love for exotics, especially tigers, and T.I.G.E.R.S. made my wish of holding a cub come true! I got to hold a monkey, pet and feed an elephant, play with wolves, tiger cubs, and even liger cubs! Totally worth the money!

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MBSafari, Manager at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! We are happy you recognized what a unique experience you had and really how few people in the world will ever do something like this. We have found that by having people meet animals like this in person, they develop a much deeper connection and concern for our natural world, while at the same time... More

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Loved this Experience so much. Got to have a baby Tiger Cub in my lap, It was soooo sweet kissing me, gave it a bottle and got my photo taken with it and It was a moment i will never forget, I will be back again for sure. all the staff was very professional and sweet as well. The Trip... More

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MBSafari, Manager at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, responded to this review

We appreciate you visiting us and greatly look forward to seeing you in the future! More

Martin, Georgia, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We took our grandsons (7 and 10) to the Barefoot Landing photo experience. They were so impressed with the tiger and chimp photo session that we were sure they would enjoy the full tour. We surprised them several days later by driving up to the bamboo gate. After several hours of petting, being petted, and feeding the elephant, they were... More

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MBSafari, Manager at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visits to both T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and the Myrtle Beach Safari. I'm glad we had the opportunity to meet you and your grandsons and share our wonderful animal ambassadors you. Your visit is very important in helping us with our conservation work. We greatly appreciate it. More

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is such a fun and rare experience! Realize what it is before you go! It is a chance to hold a baby tiger, chimp, or wolf (wolf not always available). It is pricey but the money is for a fantastic cause. The few short minutes you spend with the animals is incredible. They are wild animals and it shouldn't... More

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MBSafari, Manager at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visit to T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station. We greatly appreciate you helping support our global conservation efforts and taking the time to review your experience. Meeting our animal ambassadors is such an amazing experience and is how we help people make a connection with wildlife they would get no other way. Your help makes it all possible! More

Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Their website says that you can pet the animals for FREE (and yes it is capitalized on the website), and that if you want a picture it's 79 dollars for up to 5 people. Well, turns out you can't even get in if you do not want a picture. So the entrance fee is actually 79 dollars and not free.... More

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MBSafari, Manager at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, responded to this review

Thank you for your interest in T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station. We are sorry for your inconveniences, but a few minutes on the MyrtleBeachSafari.com website would have clarified everything for you before your long journey. As described in detail, the exhibit itself is free. Every day guests have the opportunity to view big cats up close and without charge. As stated on... More

Dyersburg, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Wonderful chance to get up close and hold a baby tiger, chimp or other wild life. This is truly an amazing experience. Is absolutely awesome to hold the baby chimp and feed the tiger a bottle. Sounds pricey but the money is used to take care of the preserve. Would highly recommend for a once in a life time adventure.

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MBSafari, Manager at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed this very rare and unique experience. Your photo not only supports the preserve where many animals live, it helps fund our wildlife conservation projects around through the Rare Species Fund. People like you help make all the difference. More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a 45-60 second adventure. You are lucky if you hold an animal at all. It's all about the picture. They literally place an animal in your lap or hold it next to your face, snap snap snap and thanks please leave. To make it worth the $$$ you should get a few minutes to interact with the animals... More

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MBSafari, Manager at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Preservation Station. Your support is helping both the animals from the Preserve as well as international conservation efforts through the Rare Species Fund. As Barefoot Landing is an exhibit open to the general public and many people visit, we limit the amount of interaction to ensure the well-being of the animals. The opportunity... More

Little River
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The tigers are brought in to Barefoot Landing from a large animal preserve that furnishes animals for movies and commercials. Tours of the actual preserve may be purchased. It is a first class run operation by a DVM doctor who does a lot of animal preservation work as well. The tours and pictures with the tiger cubs help support the... More

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Groton, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

If you love animals and especially tigers, this is a must do for anyone. This was the highlight of my trip that I took down south and I would do it over and over again if I could! It is quite costly, but the memories you will make are totally worth the cost. Nothing like being able to play w/... More

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Kentucky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We loved this experience. The staff was friendly, photographer was great and the animals were magnificent. Worth every penny!!! We heard you were able to spend a little more time with the animals in the fall when they were not as busy. We had about 5 min with the monkey and 3 min with the Tiger. It was a fast... More

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