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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 2014
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went for my birthday this year and the experience was phenomenal. The animal interactions are priceless but the staff are very enthusiastic and incredibly hospitable. My husband even joked "are these people on happy drugs or can they really love their job this much?" Even the snacks were delectable and the facilities squeaky clean. Worth every penny.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Pro - the people who have to manage the animals in the 3 hour window all deserve a raise (heat - cranky & hungry animals, cranky kids, stressed out parents); you actually get to touch a tiger and/or Chimp. Cons - People budding in line, other people's kids who can't afford the activity crying and tantrums on the deck; the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

When we first saw all the Tigers and our daughters reaction, she wouldn't stop smiling, we knew that this was a once in a lifetime experience. We decided initially on one picture but couldn't decide between tiger cub or baby chimp. We ended up taking pictures with both. The little chimps personality and enthusiasm in interacting with people was phenomenal.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We did not do the full safari-- way too expensive. We did do the Tigers Preserve at Barefoot Landing. I do understand that it is a donation and you get a photo in the price but I think the time with the animal should be a little longer. The monkey walked across our laps and gave us high 5's which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It was expensive to get a picture with the tigers, but it was for a good cause & we actually got to pet & hold one.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I went for the second time and brought along a couple friends with us. It was just as good the second time! We got to see, touch the elephant this time which was one of the best parts of the park! The elephant tried to grab my hat and we got an awesome picture of it! I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The little tiger cubs seemed perfectly happy to me. The cubs who didn't come to the door did not partake in the photo shoot. Some cubs were napping or playing with each other or the rope. It was a weird experience. It went super, super quickly. They basically put the tiger on your lap, take the picture, pick the tiger... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

What a waste of time and money. 20 minutes out of myrtle beach from where we were staying. Drove all the way there under the impression that we would interact with animals and take pictures with them. Stood in line for 15 minutes just to buy the tickets to take the pictures, then had to stand in a longer line... More

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

Thank you for visiting T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station. Your dissatisfaction could have been easily averted by reviewing the website more closely. As indicated online, the animals at Barefoot Landing are on display at a free exhibit and visitors can help support our conservation efforts by purchasing a photo. The tour itself (where you can meet the wolves and other animals), as... More

Blandon, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There were beautiful tigers and they were so playful! The offer of pics with them is a great idea except they were a lil pricy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Enjoyed this tremendously...only downfall is you only get to hold the tiger in the picture for a few seconds and then the trainer grabs it and lets you pet it. But still lots of fun!

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