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Address: 4898 South Highway 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone Number: (843)361-4552
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Description: T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station is quite possibly the country's only...
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.
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As an animal lover visiting this place has been one of the greatest experiences I've ever had! It's nothing like a zoo, it's a unique and beautiful place! Each staff member is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

As an animal lover visiting this place has been one of the greatest experiences I've ever had! It's nothing like a zoo, it's a unique and beautiful place! Each staff member is truly committed to the care of these amazing animals as well as the large amount of effort they put in to conservation work in order to help and... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

What an amazing experience!! The staff was so knowledgable and the opportunity to meet the wild animals was a once in a lifetime experience!!! Would definitely recommend!! Made our trip!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Most remarkable and memorable time we've ever had...a bucket-list must. The staff was well-educated and in control of the tour. The pictures were remarkable. Being that we will never get to vacation in Africa this was the best and safest way to experience hands on with the animals...AAA+

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were on Preservation Station on March 23,2015. What an incredible experience! Unforgettable memories!!! Where else you can hold cute little baby lion, lynx, wolf, play with them, feed tiger from the bottle. You can look in elephant's mouth so close that you see its teeth. Right in front of you elephant crushes the water melon and eats it. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

My daughter who is five loves animals and very excited to see the tigers however, instead of being a great experience it left her crying and upset.The staff at preservation station at barefoot landing were rude and unaccommadating. The photos were expensive and even if you were not getting a photo you had to pay to stand next to your... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My daughter and I had seen a picture a friend did at Barefoot landing years ago. We found the website and set our dream destination... after 4 years, the opportunity presented itself. We decided to do the Preservation - in fact, it was the point of our trip. We arrived filled with anticipation and left with every expectation fulfilled. What... More 

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Delanco, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

What a cute place! It goes by quick and it's a little pricey. Most people will never have the opportunity to pet a tiger, a wolf and a chimp. Staff was very pleasant. Of course we got the CD if all the pics. We spent $200 in less than 15 minutes. I would do it again to help conservation efforts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Time with TIGERS and the Monkey was the most humbling, heart warming experience. Wish we had time to go the Preservation Center for more Human one on one interaction. The cost was resanable and well worth the cost. Love the area you can view the tiger cubs playing with each other also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had read the reviews and knew what we were getting into and for how much money, but we decided to do it anyway. You don't get to hold a tiger every day! For $75, plus $40 for 2 extra people, we got to briefly hold 3 baby tigers (one only a month old!) a chimpanzee and a baby wolf.This... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

For real, these people are greedy. We paid $75 for the picture to hold the tiger for 3 seconds. They rushed us and just wanted the money. Its a shame. Never again.

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

This review obviously does not do the organization justice. A simple glance at the past 10 reviews alone will give you an appropriate idea of the experience. Because we are so unique, it is often very hard for anyone to have a real frame of reference. These are wild animals and must be protected, so don't expect you will be... More 

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