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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

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17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
+1 903-858-1008
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Great experience

We recently visited here and we had a great time. It's amazing how close you can get to these... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dustin S
Fort Worth, Texas
via mobile
Great place to visit

A great place to visit if you love animals and big cats. You get to really be up close to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anastasiya N
via mobile
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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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“big cats” (54 reviews)
“guided tour” (19 reviews)
“wild cats” (8 reviews)
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17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
+1 903-858-1008
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited here and we had a great time. It's amazing how close you can get to these animals in their enclosures. If you like to visit the zoo to see the big cats then you'll love this place.

Thank Dustin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit if you love animals and big cats. You get to really be up close to the animals. The staff was very nice and helpful. You have the option of taking a guided tour or going by yourself (they will provide...More

Thank Anastasiya N
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong these are beautiful animals and it's always cool to see lions and tigers but for the amount of money you pay I would expect more. There's like 12 cats. That's it. You can get through the park even at a slow...More

2  Thank brianandrewstephens
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

It is a nice park ..with many different Tigers was shocked I had never geared about it before. The park even has one of Michael Jackson's tigers. We went with my husband's parents and brother. It was hit but most areas are shaded. We liked...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

One of the worst experiences I've ever ever had paid $126 the porta potties had feces all in all over the toilet where you sat and yellow jackets before we paid my fiance and daughter in law got to use the inside bathroom but after...More

Thank happyjohnboy
Reviewed July 31, 2017

I will not lie I was thinking that this would of been bigger or something else? BUT I will say that this place is clean, quiet and very safe for the cats. I love that there are places like this that can help educate others...More

Thank granado822
Reviewed July 19, 2017

If you are animal lovers, especially your heart is with Big Cats, please take a guided tour to learn each residents' stories. This is a safe haven for the Big Cats. The sad part is they can only take in what they can handle, which...More

1  Thank Carol L
Reviewed July 12, 2017

This is a very nice place with beautiful animals. The story's on how these animals ended up at the refuge are very interesting. The staff and owner care very well for these animals. A great place to visit.

Thank lquiroga94
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

This place is fantastic! The kids (4 and 6) absolutely loved it! It is in incredibly informative and they take such great care of the animals!

Thank 547mistym
Reviewed June 20, 2017

We took the special behind the scenes guided tour. Well Worth it. The big cas are spectacular & clearly loved & well taken care of. It's a larger place than I thought it was. The gardens & grounds are also very pretty. Impressive, as the...More

Thank Sara S
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Tracy S
March 3, 2017|
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Response from trudy n | Reviewed this property |
Tracy, the park is small but growing. The some of the Cats are active most of the time. Just come and enjoy!
September 9, 2016|
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Response from Lindsay B | Reviewed this property |
It's got areas to rest for sure but there are some hills so I could see how that might be difficult for older people. If the temperature is right then it should probably be ok. Just might need some help getting up and down... More
June 12, 2016|
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Response from St_matty | Reviewed this property |
These are the only dates it is closed Closed on the following holidays New Year's Day Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Holiday (closed Thursday) Christmas... More