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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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Excellent trip

We went during the heat of mid-day, but still had an amazing time. Don't underestimate the tour, it was highly informative and added context for these great cats. The animal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Lewisville, Texas
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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We went during the heat of mid-day, but still had an amazing time. Don't underestimate the tour, it was highly informative and added context for these great cats. The animal facilities were much better than I imagined and despite the heat, several cats were active.

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Mount Vernon, South Dakota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was a wonderful and educational experience for me and my two tweens. The guide gives a great amount of information as you visit each animal.

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Benbrook, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our tour guide was a lovely young intern from Poland. She gave us a thumbnail sketch of each animal as we walked by them, how they got there and insights into the personality of each cat. The tour was educational, informative and heart warming, each story interesting, some were funny, some sad. It seems the main purpose is to love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Highly recommend for any age. My family loved the experience! Our tour guide Kim was great with the kids. Everything was clean and well maintained. We learned a lot about each cat!

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My family and I had a great time at this place.The staff were very friendly and displayed a true passion for the well being of the tigers. Our tour guide told us the stories behind each tiger and would even talk to the tigers like they were her own pet. The tigers all looked happy and their cages were big... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I got a deal on groupon. It was 15.00 for 2 tickets. I'm so glad I didn't pay full price! This place is a joke. I had my 3 year old daughter who had to potty. Well they had a damn port a potty!!! Are you kidding me? And the place is so small. It was not worth the money... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Two seniors with two pre-teens and we were all wowed! I agree it was not a long experience, there were only so many cats, but hearing each ones story, learning about there characteristics, personalities and differences was very interesting. Our granddaughters loved it and want to get their parents to bring them back soon.

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was a nice little tour of wild cats. Half of them we could not see because they were sleeping during the day as cats do. We learned some very interesting facts and did see some beautiful Tigers, Lions and bob cats. It was close to where we stayed at Silverleaf Resort, therefore worth the trip and $15 for adult... More 

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Crane, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This refuge is absolutely the best I have ever visited. They take in cats the have been abused, neglected or just unwanted. The enclosures are very large and clean. The tigers, lions, etc are well cared for and they run off of donations.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great to see all the big (and smaller) rescue cats, ranging from Bobcats and Pumas to Lions and Tigers. The refuge is run entirely on donations and has done a wonderful job with the pens and is also building larger enclosures so that the cats have more room to roam around. Mostly they were sleeping, but one Lion, as we... More 

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Additional Information about Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

Address: 17552 FM 14, Tyler, TX 75706
Phone Number: +1 903-858-1008
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Tyler
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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