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Carolina Tiger Rescue

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I was lucky enough to get a tour of this amazing place. There are so many amazing animals here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Evanston, Illinois
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A good cause

The school organized a visit and, even though it is sad to hear all the stories around these... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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“twilight tour”(22 reviews)
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This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.
1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9794
+1 919-542-4684
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to get a tour of this amazing place. There are so many amazing animals here there’s a huge tiger he was like 500 pounds he was simply beautiful. If you are able to visit I would.

Thank TinaTB1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The school organized a visit and, even though it is sad to hear all the stories around these animals, it is still captivating to rob a glimpse of them. Very serene experience. The kids were thrilled and we learned a lot. Supporting a good cause...More

Thank sgcampo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the twilight tour (adults only) and learned so much. Not only were the cats beautiful to see but we learned a lot about the humane treatment of wild animals. We each animal’s personal story and lots of anecdotes kept the tour interesting....More

Thank myxbze
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Morning tour. Excellent docent well paced with interesting information. Parents didn't control their children very well. I wonder if appropriate to allow infants in strollers on the tour. I know that this is a difficult issue for any such attraction and I did discuss with...More

1  Thank William R
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is far better than any zoo that I have visited. The guides are superb and know a great deal about each of the wonderful animals. The enthusiasm shown by the staff is catching and was a large factor in my wife and I deciding...More

Thank 325Rees
Reviewed June 9, 2018

The staff and the volunteers @ Car. Rescue are trying to do a much needed job and I recognize that they do what they can with the resources that they have. The tigers and other animals are, in fact, rescued from difficult situations and are...More

5  Thank DeaconDebi
Reviewed May 13, 2018

I purchased four tickets to the Tiger Rescue for Mother's Day, many months in advance. We drove the two and a half hours from Wilmington to go to what I thought was a 1:00 tour. Well, when we arrived I realized (after giving my confirmation...More

5  Thank DandySmudge
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We met several friends here to experience to Carolina Tiger rescue. We had heard a lot about it, but never visited. Order your tickets online and arrive 15 minutes early so you can register and sign all the waivers. They start with a short presentation...More

Thank J L
Reviewed February 4, 2018

I've been going to the Carolina Tiger Rescue for many years now and there are just some of the animals still around from when I started. But many new rescues have been taken in over the years. Tickets are purchased in advance and are $21.40...More

1  Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed January 29, 2018

As a family of five, this was not an inexpensive outing but we'd always heard about it (their fundraising events and collection of Christmas trees for giant cat toys) so we went when school was out in January. Even though it was very cold, we...More

Thank CRATraveler
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May 19, 2018|
Response from LillyKate3 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of the difference. We took a regular day tour and were very happy with what we were shown and the information given. You can call or email the organization and ask what each tour offers to compare what would... More
March 21, 2018|
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Response from Sloan13 | Reviewed this property |
Weather is never an issue - the tour goes on. You will be so engrossed in the animals that you won't even realize what the weather is doing. Enjoy your day!
October 19, 2016|
Response from ncaronna7 | Reviewed this property |
They offer "twilight" evening tours which is limited vs. general "public" tours during daytime since cats are more active at night and when cooler temps. Can always call to ask more specific questions, but friends that have... More