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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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Awesome experience

Fun day with my son, the Tigers and Lions are beautiful and appear to be very well cared for. Thanks for the experience and tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Crystal V
Fall River, Massachusetts
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Fall River, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun day with my son, the Tigers and Lions are beautiful and appear to be very well cared for. Thanks for the experience and tour.

Thank Crystal V
Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took some out of town friends to visit and was surprised at how much they have built on since my last visit 2 years ago. This place is fabulous!! The tigers are beautiful and they have a nice little gift shop for the kids.

Thank Leeshults
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the two hours to Tyler, Texas, from Arlington. Tiger Creek was very easy to find., and well worth the drive. ( used GPS). We took our two young grandsons( 8 and 12). The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and obviously loved his job. The Tigers, Lions, and other big cats roamed freely in shaded habitats... The few that... More 

1 Thank welovecozumel
Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well kept refuge, nice staff. Small gift shop, but all proceeds benefit the animals. The tour was a little short, but the refuge is growing in size and I'm sure soon it will be a longer tour. Over all it was an awesome stop and I would stop again.

Thank Carrie M
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have taken our kids here a couple of times, and it was cool. You get amazingly close to the animals, and they are in open cages- so you can hear them and they can hear you. Adds a level of intamacy with the animals you dont get a zoo.

1 Thank Marista M
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Much bigger and more humane exhibits for big cats than 18 months ago. It was very educational but don't tell the kids. The guide was very knowledgable but talked about the cats' personalities as well.

1 Thank KJABerry
Manor, Texas
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The tour is super informative, our guide was the BEST! He knew each of the cat's stories - and the animals, so Impressive, so Majestic, so Beautiful!!! So many tigers, a couple of lions, a white tiger, and a 'tabby' tiger. So, there are about 50 'tabby' tigers left in the world! In. the. WORLD. And you get to meet... More 

1 Thank Global_Travel_Tales
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Love this place. Love what they are doing for these precious animals! Go see them and symbolically adopt a kitty! Your donations will help feed and medicate these beauties.

1 Thank DevDev D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Had such a wonderful time. Weather was gorgeous, so all the cats were out enjoying themselves. Was so pleased to see them being taken care of after being abused previously.

1 Thank Nicki M
Tyler, Texas
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is over-rated. The whole visit lasted about 30 minutes and was really small. The guides are knowledgable though.

Thank Tiffany B

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