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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 17552 FM 14, Tyler, TX 75706
Phone Number: +1 903-858-1008
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Description: Welcome to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, international home to over 37...
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.
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Great place with great cats

This rescue site has nice large confinement areas for the big cats and each has a name and a story. lots of variety for a reasonable donation/fee

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Larry L
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This rescue site has nice large confinement areas for the big cats and each has a name and a story. lots of variety for a reasonable donation/fee

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a wonderful place just 5 minutes off the Interstate. There is a guided tour that gives you a little information on the rescued animals. It's about a 20-30 minute tour & then you can walk on your own. They are growing & adding improved habitats for the animals. Very cool stopover.

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Brock, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I decided to stop in and give a look, it was well worth the time spent, the staff was pleasant and very knowledgeable about the lions and tigers history that live in the sanctuary, they are making nice upgrades to the facilities. They all seem to be cared for in a loving way. In my opinion it... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My best friend loves cats of all shapes and sizes so for her Fabulous 40 I decided to take her to Tiger Creek in Tyler, Texas. We live south of Fort Worth so the drive took a little over 2 hours. The time we selected to go was in the middle of a work week and it was not a... More 

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Brownsboro, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We enjoyed it very much. We printed a worksheet from their website for my daughter to fill out while we were there. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with all our questions. We would definitely go back again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We don't like seeing animals in captivity but they look like they really care about the tigers. The enclosures could be larger and they are busy building new ones. There were no proper toilet facilities other than porta-loos. The guide was very knowledgeable and the cats were gorgeous.

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Tyler, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The guides are awesome and tell you the histories of each cat...i had no idea that a lion could recognize your sent years later..too cool

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Austin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Loved this place. Rescue place for big cats: tigers, lions, pumas and wildcats. Guide explains the story behind each. Very touchingh. Clean facility and nice people. Visit takes about an hour, you can stay longer.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My family visited here and enjoyed it. You get a private tour guide when you go here the guides give tell you the animals story and it makes it interesting. This place saves cats they may other be put down if they don't take them in.

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Texarkana, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our favorite animal place in Tyler. You are soooooo close to the animals. The tour guides definitely love their animals they care for. On a silly note, we had some little kids in our group with red hair. The tigers and cats loved them. They would walk by and get close to them. Just saying if you are signing up... More 

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