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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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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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See the Big Cats Upl close!

My husband and I so much enjoyed our recent visit to Tiger Creek. The facility is AMAZING, and the cats are all so obviously loved and well cared for. These big cats are all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I so much enjoyed our recent visit to Tiger Creek. The facility is AMAZING, and the cats are all so obviously loved and well cared for. These big cats are all rescues from VERY bad situations. This facility provides safe and appropriate housing, food and veterinary care. Due to having been born in captivity, these cats could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a whim, we headed over to the refuge to see what all the signs were about. We were not disappointed. They have a diverse group of large cats in large enclosures that are well maintained. The animal all seem quite healthy, beside the health problems they had coming to the facility. Unlike a zoo, this facility takes in unwanted... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I both love tigers, so we enjoyed the visit! We got a groupon for 2 adult tickets for $15. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. It is apparent that they take great care of the tigers here. The tour only takes about 30 minutes. We drove in from Richardson,... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an awesome place!!! Tiger Creek takes in tigers/lions who have been abused. We saw Michael Jackson's white tiger. Amazing to hear the stories of each of the rescued tigers. Staff is very knowledgeable.

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Gladewater, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

OK experience but nothing grand about it. Animals in cages some small. They have some cats that do not like flash photography. Nice little walk around the grounds.

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Addison, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Very cool experience! The big cats are literally 6 feet in front of you. It was neat to hear the stories about each cat and how they ended up staying at Tiger Creek. I liked that we had the 35 minute tour, and then, we could walk around on our own. My husband and I enjoyed observing the big cats... More 

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Addison, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Just went here today and it was amazing. Haven't been this up close to animals this big before. Tara the tiger came up and chatted with us for a bit. While we couldn't understand what she was saying, I'm sure it was all good stuff. Go here, all the money goes towards helping these awesome animals.

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East Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I went here with a friend who was in town to visit the refuge, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was. Certainly worth the visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff and the guides were very knowledgeable as they took us around. First trip has to have a guide then can return to cats you wanted to revisit. Some stories are so sad showing that some people don't realize the proper care in homes needed. I would recommend arriving several hours before closing at 5 pm. Takes 30-45... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Tiger Creek is amazing...Seeing the animals up close & personal like that gives you a better perspective of how big and powerful these cats really are. This is a must see destination for young kids.

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