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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 17552 FM 14, Tyler, TX 75706
Phone Number: +1 903-858-1008
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Welcome to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, international home to over 37...

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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What a lovely little retreat in Tyler,Texas The owners of this wildlife retreat truly embody the true spirit of animal lovers The entire staff that work their really seem to love... read more

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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a lovely little retreat in Tyler,Texas The owners of this wildlife retreat truly embody the true spirit of animal lovers The entire staff that work their really seem to love their jobs and the animals they care for A MUST VISIT

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Montgomery, Texas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My 8-year-old daughter loves animals. When we saw this place on a tv show (Texas Bucket List-- I think) I knew we had to go. We got there and asked the time of the next guided tour and were told that it started as soon as she called for someone to come! So, we were the only ones on the... More 

Thank Karen P
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised to see several types of cats, not just tigers. We liked the guided tour because the guide offered short histories about the cats and how they became part of the sanctuary. Many of the cats were out so we could really admire them. The kids also loved the few animals, such as a tamarin, in the small... More 

Thank barlad07
Seagoville, Texas
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a surprise visit for me from my husband. This is a jewel to get to witness. This group of people LOVE and really care for these big cats. You can actually see and feel the love they have and how protective they are. Such a great place to observe the cats in a close environment, understand why it's... More 

Thank Kari G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live close to Tiger Creek and my kids love to visit. The staff is passionate about their animals. They give a very informative tour and ensure visitors that their animals are well cared for. It is clear that the goal is to preserve species and give their rescued cats a good quality of life.

Thank Sophia I
Malakoff, Texas, United States
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice facility. The tigers were out and in plain sight. It is a pretty good walk if you are wanting to get out and get some exercise. The have a few small animals too, but they were not out when we were there. The only negative I have is that the only bathrooms they have are... More 

Thank Krista K
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove 3 hours to Tyler for a fun day off. This was our second and last stop before we went home. What little staff they had was super knowledgable and very friendly, but it doesn't excuse their small amount of animals for the high ticket price. Highly doubt they have 40 cats like their website suggest. Maybe they have kittens... More 

Thank Cameron L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I took a short trip from shreveport, la to tyler, tx and had a wonderful experience at the wildlife refugee. It's a well-maintained facility and provides an excellent sanctuary for big cats. They have ample room to play and rest. We enjoyed viewing (up close) behind fences; lions, tigers, leopards, bobcats cats and more! The temperature was... More 

Thank polandmama
Tyler, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very small refuge not worth the money. If you don't get a tour guide, the staff acts like they don't want to help you or answer questions.

Thank Row_1113
The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

If you like seeing Lions, Tigers etc you'll love this place. Lots to see there and very interesting. Good for kids and adults alike.

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