We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

17552 FM 14, Tyler, TX 75706
+1 903-858-1008
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 21 Attractions in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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... more » 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. « less
Write a Review

58 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    36
    9
    11
    0
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Frisco, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I was worried by some of the reviews, but they obviously put a lot of money and time into caring for these animals. The guided tour offers a lot of insight into the beginning and future of this sanctuary. They are getting ready to open another expansion and the newer parts are very large and well thought out for these... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This refuge has grown over the years to a nice place for both the cats and the visitors. It is a great place to take the kids/grandkids.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
59 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This is not a zoo, but rather a refuge for many cats, including lions, tigers, pumas etc. With that said, it is cool to go one time, but go when it is not hot, as there is not a ton of shade. All of the people are friendly and helpful. There are a lot of cats, but most were just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Branch, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A nice facility dedicated to the care of tigers, pumas, bobcats, lions and other big cats. A nice informative tour is given and admission is only $10 per person. We found a pamphlet that had a coupon for 50% off all admission tickets so it was very affordable.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Tyler, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I last went here 10 years ago and was willing to take my son now that I felt he was old enough to understand the program and see what I saw there. I was greatly surprised to see they have changed a lot of what was there 10 years ago. Maybe that was obvious but the point is, this place... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife and son and I visited out of curiosity. We found the refuge to be pristine and beautifully maintained. The cats were bright and alert and their enclosures clean as a pin. We were chaperoned on a personal tour by Avery, a summer intern, who did a great job. Avery knew the cats and their stories and her love... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Midlothian, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You can get up close and personal with these animals! The staff was so friendly and encouraged questions about these magnificent animals! We will go back again!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Crockett, TX
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Hidin away from town, and when we drove up we figured it would be about a 10 minute thing, we ended up having a blast and was very impressed especially for the price.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Waco, Texas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Wasn't expecting much when we got there and was very pleasantly surprised!!! We were met by a university intern who worked at the refuge in the off season. She was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a great tour of all the animals. We are lucky to have such a place that takes in unwanted tigers, bobcats, and a lion. Such... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It was good experience Not that many tigers though May be about 15ish Worth seeing once .............................

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Emily W, Director of Marketing at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, responded to this review

Happy1901, we have 27 tigers. There are 37 residence total! The other 10 are comprised of lions, cougars, and bobcats. Did you complete the guided tour? More

Been to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing