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Tiger World

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good time with big cats

Went today to see the big cats. Wide variety of animals to see here, but I do agree that the... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2019
Ken N
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Wonderful Experience

I visited here with my 5 year old daughters and they really loved it. Our tour guide, Bill, made... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2019
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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Tiger World is an animal conservation and educational center dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals. We are open to the public for educational guided tours and walkabout self-guided tours. Tiger World is a different...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
4405 Cook Rd, Rockwell, NC 28138-7583
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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

Went today to see the big cats. Wide variety of animals to see here, but I do agree that the facility is not what it could be. We enjoyed our time seeing the animals, and we were pleased to see some surprises like the kangaroo...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

I’ve seen this pop up in TripAdvisor and looked cool on a 1/2 off Groupon, so off we went. Basically this is some cool animals in horrid conditions. Animals in chain link fence enclosures. Apes with worn out and faded equipment. A parrot whose gone...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

I visited here with my 5 year old daughters and they really loved it. Our tour guide, Bill, made the experience extra special. You could tell the animals really love him - and that he really loves them! It was very interesting to learn the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank atlastraveler
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I were in the area running some errands. Since we don’t get here often, we decided to make a spontaneous stop for something fun to do. It was awesome! The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable, and the animals were fantastic. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

Place is in poor condition. Bathroom are disgusting! The Animals are the nicest part of this tiny park, but the park itself needs a lot of improvement to become a tourist magnet!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

It was a warm January day, animals were active, especially loved Michael the white lion, he is beautiful! Will be back for more!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

If you donate your Christmas tree, one person gets in free (basically a tree per person) for the month of January. That’s a great marketing tool to get you to come to Rockwell, NC. The lions and tigers use it as an enrichment item to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nayst
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Wonderful experience with our grandchildren. Many more animals than just tigers, including a liger, kangaroos, etc. Best thing is that the staff all love these animals, and it shows. They were having a birthday party for one of the small kangaroos the day we were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank John C
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We took 2 children (3 & 10) for an adventure afternoon. Arrived about 3:30 pm while the park closes at 5. We had plenty of time to visit each exhibit & time to go back over ones we wanted to take a second look. 3year...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Our family visited Tiger World during our vacation in Charlotte, NC. The brochure was correct in stating it is not your typical zoo because it was everything but typical-it was 10 times better (to us). We were fascinated at how close we were able to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank finallymyturn613
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March 14, 2019|
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Response from kelevkik | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, sorry, Im sure they will be answer that in a phone call. Thank you.
Rachel D
November 22, 2018|
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Response from Vixter714 | Reviewed this property |
Tiger World is open today from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm. Their number is (704) 279-6363 and I haven't been there in awhile so I'm not sure if they have any babies. Typically, they do not.
June 8, 2018|
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Response from mrcarolina | Property representative |
Hi. I would give yourself 2 hours to visit all our animals. I also suggest you arrive early in the morning when they are most active.