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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This is a MUST!!!

This is a refuge for the wild!! This place has tigers lions leopards, mountain cats, bobcats all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
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a hidden gem in East Texas!!!

This was an awesome experience! The staff is so knowledgeable about the history of these... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
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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...more
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17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
+1 903-858-1008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a refuge for the wild!! This place has tigers lions leopards, mountain cats, bobcats all the felines you could imagen!!! They even have a white baby lion!!!! Yes I said a white Lion which is very rare to have, because there is only...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

This was an awesome experience! The staff is so knowledgeable about the history of these particular cats (and the specific species in general) and the facility. Their dedication and true love is just amazing and inspiring! Any 'animal person' could enjoy a visit to this...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

I went here and had a private tour where I got too see the lions and tigers up close. It was a little intimidating when the lions started roaring but it was amazing! And the little white lion, Luna, is brought out everyday to play...More

1  Thank 49suej
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is a wonderful rescue that provides docent led tours. While they have many tigers, they also have lions, servals, bobcats, a black leopard and much more. We have been coming here for years and were so pleased with the improvements they continue to make....More

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We took a 3-year old to see the tigers and she had a really good time. They have more than tigers - a lion, some other wild cats, and some other non-cat animals but the tigers were the stars. People who saw our granddaughter days...More

Thank tomf1266
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My son is a lover of all cats, big and small so this was planned just for him. It is located in a beautiful area of town with tons of trees and shade. It had just rained and the cats were lazy but this did...More

1  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Was a big and beautiful place to get out and stretch you’re legs id go early when they are feeding to see them more active.

Thank Heather W
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Tiger Creek is a great place for a family outing. However, before dragging grandmother along be aware that though the walking paths are well maintained, some are fairly steep and it is a rather lengthy walk if you cover the entire refuge. But for those...More

2  Thank Stanley S
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

BEAUTIFUL tigers & other cats. This was my 3rd trip to Tiger Creek but this was my first time to go when it was hot and that was a mistake. All the cats (that were out) were lazy, sleeping and laying around. All except two....More

Thank 778kristyf
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This refuge has about 40 big cats, mostly Siberian tigers. There are also lions, pumas, servals, and bobcats. Our guide told the story for each of the animals. Most of the cats are older and were rescued from some very undesirable conditions. The area is...More

3  Thank DAVID W
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from Stanley S | Reviewed this property |
I also would rate it stroller friendly, but a little strength will be needed on the sloping areas.
July 14, 2018|
Response from Don T | Reviewed this property |
Actually, if you look at its Form 990 (tax report), it is a very small charity, bringing in less than $4 million gross in a year, none of it from government grants. Apparently most of the money it spends comes from... More
December 25, 2017|
Response from Jane P | Reviewed this property |
Adults $18.00, children $14.00, seniors 65+ $16.00. Go to their website for more info including days, hours, etc. You can search tiger refuge in Tyler, Texas on your computer.