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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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What a great place to take the kids to........

This is a great place for the family to visit. We purchased the family pass that allows all of us and even the grandparents to visit this attraction for an entire year (from date... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Shannon E
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Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for the family to visit. We purchased the family pass that allows all of us and even the grandparents to visit this attraction for an entire year (from date of purchase). The tour guides are very knowledgeable and love their jobs. The big cats are well taken care of and some of them even show... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you want to get up close views of beautiful cats go check this place out. Tour guides are great and very informative. If you go in the summer remember to have plenty of water on hand to combat the Texas heat, even though the grounds are beautiful with plenty of shade trees to rest under.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Gina, our tour guide, was excellent. So happy we decided to go! Amazing to be so close to so many lions & tigers. Worth the 30 minute drive to get there.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We drove from the Dallas area as our 8 year old is very into tigers and cats. This was a great experience where we got closer to the animals and learned a lot from the caregivers who just love their job. Most animals have been rescued and it was great to see such a variety in one place. So very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a well run organization, with a true heart and respect for the cats they serve. It was clean, safe, and had an interesting tour. I believe Eric was our guide on the tour of the facility and he was very informative, friendly, patience with questions, along with knowing his job, he truly appeared to enjoy his job and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I respect what these folks are doing but it's just not that user friendly nor do they do a good job of trying to make it a bit more interactive. However, if you just got to see some big cats don't go in the summer. It's TEXAS, it's hot and cats don't like it!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was interesting seeing the large cats. I enjoyed the tour and hearing their stories. This isn't a 'fun, let's go back kind of place', but rather someplace to go to donate and hear the stories about the wild cats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Volunteers are so well trained and they love what they do. So good to know that so many people care about these tigers

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Deep in the piney woods of East Texas, is a huge find. I think of it as stumbling upon a diamond. You don't believe it till you see it and experience the phonamena. That is Tiger Creek. Huge cages full of unwanted, abandoned or formerly abused large cats - tigers, lions, cougars, bobcats all lounging in their very shaded (by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a very interesting place to say. It didn't take very long but it was very hot out so that was actually a plus. The tour guide was a volunteer college student that did a great job explaining why The animals were there and some of the characteristics of each animal.This is a totally non-prophet endeavor and all the... More 

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