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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

17552 FM 14, Tyler, TX 75706
+1 903-858-1008
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Ranked #9 of 22 Attractions in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Welcome to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, international home to over 37 rescued big cats. Come meet these majestic animals, learn about the feline... more » Owner description: Welcome to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, international home to over 37 rescued big cats. Come meet these majestic animals, learn about the feline species known as Panthera Tigris and find out how you can help to ensure their future in the United States and worldwide.We started Tiger Creek for a very specific purpose: "To provide rescue and rehabilitation of big cats that have been abused, neglected or displaced."It continues to be our guiding mission, and as we continue to expand, we are working to establish large natural settings for the big cats. « less
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San Antonio, Tx
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Guide was a student intern from Minnesota, unpaid and provided only housing. She knew every tiger and lion. What an interesting tour. These are all rescued animals. Great place to visit at any age. Guide was beyond great!

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Houston, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You have to go here. It's kind of a random place for a wildlife refuge but it's so neat! The staff is so friendly and sweet and they give the best tours! They know so much about the animals and make it so enjoyable. I had no idea it was there but now that I do I will be telling... More

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Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had this on our list of things to do while we were in the area. It did not disappoint. We went in the afternoon after we arrived in in the city. The employees were friendly when we walked in the door till when we left. We had an excellent intern who guided us throughout the refuge. She was very... More

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Tyler, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was my first visit. It was better than I expected. We got a group on for half price. My 11 year old girl loved it too. It was nice to get a tour of the Tigers and hear their stories of why they are there. We got to see some in training too. They are so massive and beautiful.... More

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WESTMINSTER
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visited the wildlife refugeTiger Creek in Tyler, TX today. My husband is handicapped and uses an electric scooter to get around. We had a wonderful experience seeing 28 rescued tigers and lions who are very much loved and cared for. Some of them are former performers, others were abused and or neglected. Tiger Creek has been featured on Animal... More

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Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This wildlife refuge is neat in that they take in endangered and animals that have been abandoned. However, I think the enclosures leave a lot to be desired. It would be nice also to have a tour guide tell you about the animals or at least have signs that tell you. You are pretty much on your own. Not worth... More

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Emily W, Public Relations Manager at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, responded to this review

AimeeRae75 We are constantly working to improve our facility. We improve cages as the funds become available. I am sorry you had a bad experience and I am concerned that you did not receive a guided tour. I am not sure how that happened - normally, all of our visitors are offered the guided tour. We do however have a... More

Tyler, TX
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We have been visiting Tiger Creek for years now and they get even better every visit! They are constantly growing and providing larger more beautiful habitats for some of the most beautiful animals on earth. WELL worth the time and money. You get a guided tour with information on each cat, their story on how they came to Tiger Creek,... More

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Red Oak, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We loved visiting the refugee and touring the area. The staff was very informative about each specific animal. The big cats are awe inspiring!

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Frisco, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I was worried by some of the reviews, but they obviously put a lot of money and time into caring for these animals. The guided tour offers a lot of insight into the beginning and future of this sanctuary. They are getting ready to open another expansion and the newer parts are very large and well thought out for these... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This refuge has grown over the years to a nice place for both the cats and the visitors. It is a great place to take the kids/grandkids.

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