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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

Address: 17552 FM 14, Tyler, TX 75706
Phone Number: +1 903-858-1008
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Ranked #3 of 11 Activities in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Welcome to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, international home to over 37 rescued big cats. Come meet...
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We don't like seeing animals in captivity but they look like they really care about the tigers. The enclosures could be larger and they are busy building new ones. There were no proper toilet facilities other than porta-loos. The guide was very knowledgeable and the cats were gorgeous.

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Tyler, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The guides are awesome and tell you the histories of each cat...i had no idea that a lion could recognize your sent years later..too cool

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Austin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Loved this place. Rescue place for big cats: tigers, lions, pumas and wildcats. Guide explains the story behind each. Very touchingh. Clean facility and nice people. Visit takes about an hour, you can stay longer.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My family visited here and enjoyed it. You get a private tour guide when you go here the guides give tell you the animals story and it makes it interesting. This place saves cats they may other be put down if they don't take them in.

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Texarkana, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our favorite animal place in Tyler. You are soooooo close to the animals. The tour guides definitely love their animals they care for. On a silly note, we had some little kids in our group with red hair. The tigers and cats loved them. They would walk by and get close to them. Just saying if you are signing up... More 

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Newton, KS
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

What a great place. Well kept, clean and plenty of room for the cats. Our guide, I believe Malissa was her name, was Super. This was her passion and it showed. She knew the cats by their roar. This is well worth taking the time to visit. This place is set-up so you can see the animals.

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Kilgore, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is so neat and fun to see! Our tour guide was very knowledge and really made the tour unique by telling us about each cat and their habits. I wanted to snuggle them all (obviously snuggling is not allowed) :). We had a great time!

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Plano, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our guide was a wonderful intern from Tenessee. She knew each and every tiger and lion and their quirks. We had a wonderful visit. Great to see someone doing so much for these large cats.

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Dallas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Friday was another beautiful day, as we headed to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, in Tyler, Texas. Another terrific destination spot a mere 90 minutes or so from Dallas. Tiger Creek is a refuge for over three dozen big cats, the majority of which are various tiger breeds, but they also house a few lions, bobcats, and pumas, as well. We... More 

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San Antonio, Tx
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Guide was a student intern from Minnesota, unpaid and provided only housing. She knew every tiger and lion. What an interesting tour. These are all rescued animals. Great place to visit at any age. Guide was beyond great!

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