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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

17552 FM 14, Tyler, TX 75706
+1 903-858-1008
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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Texarkana, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Newton, KS
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

What a great place. Well kept, clean and plenty of room for the cats. Our guide, I believe Malissa was her name, was Super. This was her passion and it showed. She knew the cats by their roar. This is well worth taking the time to visit. This place is set-up so you can see the animals.

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Kilgore, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is so neat and fun to see! Our tour guide was very knowledge and really made the tour unique by telling us about each cat and their habits. I wanted to snuggle them all (obviously snuggling is not allowed) :). We had a great time!

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Plano, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our guide was a wonderful intern from Tenessee. She knew each and every tiger and lion and their quirks. We had a wonderful visit. Great to see someone doing so much for these large cats.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Friday was another beautiful day, as we headed to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, in Tyler, Texas. Another terrific destination spot a mere 90 minutes or so from Dallas. Tiger Creek is a refuge for over three dozen big cats, the majority of which are various tiger breeds, but they also house a few lions, bobcats, and pumas, as well. We... More

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San Antonio, Tx
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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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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