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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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Wild about big cats

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... read more

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

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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Morges, Vaud, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We visited the Tiger Creek refuge and we enjoyed the tour, it was really interesting to listen to our guide. We saw wild cats of all sorts, including tigers and lions. Unfortunately, cats are lazy and do not move much, it would have been better if they were playing or had something to do.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I visited in April and were given a tour by Tu, the Vietnamese intern. She was amazing! She told us so much about the animals and seemed really sweet. I feel like we really got a lot for our ticket price. Some of the enclosures, as has been noted by others, seem kind of sad, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Amazing collection of rescue Cats. First visit and will return to see Big Cats grow and prosper. Doing GREAT rescue work. Intern gave special tour with interesting stories about each animal, their history and progress since being rescued.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great facillity considering non profit organization. Cats well looked after and the facility is presently updating their pens for the bigger cats so they have more room to roam. Staff very knowledgable and passionate about what they do. Car parking new, needs more gravel laid as very, very muddy, it had rained for 2-3 days making the area like a... More 

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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

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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Additional Information about Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

Address: 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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