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“ROARING good time :)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

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
Type: Zoos
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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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“ROARING good time :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Our tour guide Hana was very easy-going and educational. The felines seemed very content, and we enjoyed watching them with water. Most especially we appreciated how CLOSE we could get to them. We had plenty of shade. In one hour NONE of my 3 daughters complained about ANYTHING.

Visited August 2012
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“Great Place for Grandkids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

It was a great place to go with our grandkids. They enjoyed seeing the animals up close. We learned a lot about the animals that are there.

Visited July 2012

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“Good Afternoon Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

My wife and I decided to go out one afternoon from Tyler and check it out. It was a very worthwhile trip, the animals come right up to the car to be fed. It's very tame, the whole tour takes about 2-3 hours to complete. Definitely worth the money.

Visited July 2012
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“Better than any zoo.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

This is a wonderful place that restores faith in humanity. What has been done at Tiger Creek is so rare in this world that it is breath of fresh air to know that people like the Werners still exist. Big cats are given a second chance at life here and it really shows that the people who run, work, and volunteer here truly care about what they do. My favorites were Bob the blind bobcat, and Tin Cup the cougar. The stories of these two cats alone could only be created by people with a passion for what they do.

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“Awesome place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

If you have not been here, it is a must. If you haven't been in the last year, big updates have occured at this place. Kids will love it. Must go in the mornings to see the big cats being active. The tour guides are very informative. New enclosures have been build to accommodate the cats. There is a small fee, but this is to take care of the cats, we enjoy visiting this place. A water garden has been built as well. Every time we come out here we enjoy it. This is the same place that was featured in "growing up tiger" the movie. It was also featured in "Billy, the exterminator".
You can see who has sponsored cats to help keep them cared for. We sponsored "Jasmine" or "Jazzy" as she is sometmes called.

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