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T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station

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Address: 4898 South Highway 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone Number: +1 843-361-4552
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T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station is quite possibly the country's only FREE...

T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station is quite possibly the country's only FREE living tiger museum. Located inside Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, SC, it offers families the opportunity to see tigers up close, through glass, absolutely free of charge. For those interested in meeting a tiger or an ape in person, we offer (for a fee)the opportunity to pose with one of the animal ambassadors for a photo. The animals spend only a couple hours per day, in the late afternoon, at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and funding generated from our photos and gift shop sales help support various wildlife conservation projects we conduct worldwide through our Rare Species Fund. We are open from mid-March to mid-October and hours of operation can be found by calling our listed telephone number.

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Love the Tigers, chimpanzee and lemur!

We always stop by here when we visit Myrtle. So cool to get your kids photo taken with the animals, even if it is quite pricey. We did the safari last year as well, and that is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
3monkeysVA
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Wash, D.C.
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Wash, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop by here when we visit Myrtle. So cool to get your kids photo taken with the animals, even if it is quite pricey. We did the safari last year as well, and that is a really special, and well done experience.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, this is one of those things that I'm glad we did once, but due to the cost I couldn't do it on every vacation. For free, anyone can see two tigers through glass and peer into the photography area and see the baby animals. So if you can't swing the cost, consider... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a fun experience for myself, husband and kids. We held a chimp (who was so mesmerized by my sunglasses. ADORABLE!) and 2 of the baby lions. I was absolutely amazed by them all. Such beautiful animals. **Only downfall is the cost and amount of time with the animals. SUPER expensive and SUPER quick to rush to the next guest.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience. You don't get to spend much time with the animals but holding a baby Tiger was the best thing ever. Where can you do that anywhere else??? It is expensive but the pictures we got were awesome. I recommend spending the money to get all of the photos then you can share them with family... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have always wanted a close encounter with a BIG CAT this is your opportunity to do it and support the preservation of the Tigers and other endangered species. This company is raises awareness through their animal ambassadors and the visitors get to benefit by holding a baby tiger and chimpanzee if you buy the picture. to be fair... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was a little upset with the amount that I spent but by the middle of the tour/show he was agreeing that it was well worth the money. The amount of time with the animals was great and never a dull moment. Staff are entertaining, knowledgeable and you can tell that they live what they do. I already recommended... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old son is really an animal lover! He wanted to do this for the longest time. It was a great experience! He got to hold a tiger cub, baby lemur, and a chimpanzee. The only downside is the price. It was kin of expensive for the amount of time you got but the smile on his face... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Their advertised can be very misleading. Yes you do get to hold 2 baby tigers and a chimp while they take photos. It is $100 a photo and the length of time you actually get to hold the animals is maybe a minute total time. They are placed on your lap and taken away quickly. The tour is more money... More 

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Proctorville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station was phenomenal. I got there early to secure my spot in line and it was a good thing I did. The check-in process to get your picture taken with a tiger was efficient. I took my young niece and my mom. We got to feed a tiger through a partition and then the best part-held a baby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

TIGERS preservation station is an amazing, special place focused on conservation of endangered animals. The tour is apparently different each time, but for us it included baby tiger cubs, a huge liger, baby wolves, a falcon, Bubble the elephant, chimps, lemurs, etc. It's is very well organized and clean, which is rare in my experience for any zoo or similar... More 

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