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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
Phone Number: +1 903-858-1008
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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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I loved seeing the tigers, lions, and all the others. There is a puma named Tin Cup because he was as small as a tin cup when Tiger Creek rescued him. This is a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Midland, Texas
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Midland, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved seeing the tigers, lions, and all the others. There is a puma named Tin Cup because he was as small as a tin cup when Tiger Creek rescued him. This is a wonderful, beautiful place and the staff are very helpful in making everyone's visit memorable. This is the first place I visited after getting into Tyler. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My trip to Tyler was to visit Tiger Creek. I throughly enjoyed the time spent there. I took pictures of different cats and was thrilled to see them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very down to earth place small and educational. The animals are well kept and in a proper environment. Staff is superb very friendly, they will answer all your questions and assist with your needs. A diamond in the rough with a good perspective of growth and a surprise in East Texas

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful conservation facility open to the public that strives to bring a little of Africa to the piney woods of East Texas. Kids and Adults alike will love the place!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in the morning which is the best time during the summer. Best to get there around 10:30 or 11:00. Got to see lots of the cats some were showing off for us! The big male lion gave a huge roar while we were there! We did not get a guided tour, but would do that next time -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in the morning which is the time where most of the tigers were sleeping so that was kind of a bummer but our tour guide was very educated and not boring at all. We still had a great time. Will definitely going back with our son. It's fun for both adults and children.

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Thank Lindsay B
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Karen P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 

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Seagoville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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 

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