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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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Great even in the rain

Visited today with kids on spring break. Even with a little rain the tour guides were great. Very friendly and knowledgable. Very nice facility, clean well kept and expanding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visited today with kids on spring break. Even with a little rain the tour guides were great. Very friendly and knowledgable. Very nice facility, clean well kept and expanding. Closest you may ever to to some magnificent cats.

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Biloxi, Ms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a great visit here for spring break. We were there when they opened at 10 and were soon taken with about 6-8 others for our tour. The tour guide was an intern from Vietnam who was extremely knowledgeable about all of the tigers there. She was a joy to listen to. There were some small older enclosures but... More 

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Katy, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is amazing. They have a lot of wild cats there. The tour takes about 45 minutes or so and then you can roam around on your own. They are currently expanding so they can provide larger habitats for all of their cats. You can actually see the cats a lot better than at a zoo. I would suggest... More 

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Palestine, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Tiger Creek is a Big Cat rescue and sanctuary that is funded through private donations. They work very hard to improve the everyday conditions of the Cats. Most All come from dire circumstances and the staff is happy to share the story of each animal. You can tell that the folks here care a great deal for and respect these... More 

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Hawkins
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

These animal rescuers have an outstanding facility to spend a couple of hours at. A great place to take out of town guests. They personally escort you thru the facility and entertain you with background of the cats and lions.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This rescue site has nice large confinement areas for the big cats and each has a name and a story. lots of variety for a reasonable donation/fee

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a wonderful place just 5 minutes off the Interstate. There is a guided tour that gives you a little information on the rescued animals. It's about a 20-30 minute tour & then you can walk on your own. They are growing & adding improved habitats for the animals. Very cool stopover.

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Brock, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I decided to stop in and give a look, it was well worth the time spent, the staff was pleasant and very knowledgeable about the lions and tigers history that live in the sanctuary, they are making nice upgrades to the facilities. They all seem to be cared for in a loving way. In my opinion it... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My best friend loves cats of all shapes and sizes so for her Fabulous 40 I decided to take her to Tiger Creek in Tyler, Texas. We live south of Fort Worth so the drive took a little over 2 hours. The time we selected to go was in the middle of a work week and it was not a... More 

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Brownsboro, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We enjoyed it very much. We printed a worksheet from their website for my daughter to fill out while we were there. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with all our questions. We would definitely go back again.

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