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Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Address: 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
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+1 919-542-4684
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This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.

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What a wonderful place!

A few weeks ago my family and I visited the rescue. All I can say is that I love the fact of just how much love and work goes into this place. Our tour guides (they were married... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 11, 2016
Mikayla13
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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Provo, Utah
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved visiting here! It was cool to hear about the lives of the different cats they take you to see--you can tell the volunteers there love and are passionate about what they do. Aside from seeing lions outside my car while on safari in South Africa, this was the closest/coolest experience I've had with big--and some little--cats. The ocelots, caracals,... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

A few weeks ago my family and I visited the rescue. All I can say is that I love the fact of just how much love and work goes into this place. Our tour guides (they were married) knew a lot about the animals and told detailed information about all of them. Our tour lasted a little over 2 hours... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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157 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Remarkble endeavor and well worth the time it takes to walk the rescue. The staff is very well informed and clearly passionate about their work. The enterance fee is very reasonable considering great amount of work that goes into maintaining the safe habitat for the animals and the rescue expenses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We was visiting chapel hill if you are within 50 miles its a must the drive is far but worth it the tour guide was awesome and its so much better than any zoo in America

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Rochester, NY
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Who knew that Pittsboro, NC would have a bunch of tigers and other big cats. Very unique attraction. We took the twilight tour which was very good. Amazing hour big these cats are.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Yesterday, my family (3 generations... 11, 13, 49, 61, 94) took the public tour at Carolina Tiger Rescue. The weather was perfect for a mid-Fall afternoon, and the wooded grounds were resplendent in changing colors of foliage. Most resplendent, however, were the cats. Big, beautiful animals, most of whom seemed surprisingly relaxed about having a cluster of fascinated, shutter-clicking humans... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Took our 5 teenagers and two elderly grandparents to the Rescue. They all loved it. You will be able to get very up close to some of the most majestic creatures in the world. This probably isn't great for very small children since there is a fair amount of talking and background given by the very knowledgeable guides. They were... More 

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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

It is a little sad to see so many previously abused and abandoned majestic wild animals now needing to live their lives behind chain link fences. At least they are now safe, well fed, and provided with enrichment activities to make their confinement a little less tedious. This non-profit organization does a wonderful job at providing 'forever homes' for large... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Took the family (with 2 teenagers), and everyone had a great time. We did the twilight tour, and were able to see and hear the Lions roaring back and forth at one point. Great tour guide with a lot of personal information shared about each animal, including personality traits, where they came from, etc. Lot's of tigers, lions and other... More 

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Spring Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I took children to see the big cats at Carolina Tiger Rescue. They first told us about cats there and told us amazing facts about each kind there. Went on tour, children were tired of walking but still very interested. You can tell whole staff cares deeply about all their "residents". We actually took this tour in 2013. The staff... More 

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