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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

17552 FM 14, Tyler, TX 75706
+1 903-858-1008
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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
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Red Oak, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We loved visiting the refugee and touring the area. The staff was very informative about each specific animal. The big cats are awe inspiring!

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Frisco, Texas
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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

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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.

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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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

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Fort Branch, Indiana
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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.

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Tyler, Texas
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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

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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

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Midlothian, Texas
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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!

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Crockett, TX
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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.

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Waco, Texas
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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

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