Tiger Preservation Center
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Juliette D
Seattle, WA20 contributions
Friends
Small, understated signs confusing at first when spotted off parkway. Appears to be an extension of Great Cats park but what sits at the end of the narrow gravel road had so much more than what was expected. You park outside the fence and honk your car horn. One of the owners, Bonnie and Bill will come out and greet you. For $8, you get a tour of the entire property by one of the owners who built this preservation center/rescue from the ground up. It is immediately apparent how huge their hearts are and how much they believe in their mission, to advocate for and rescue exotic animals in need. They have been doing it for 30+ years and care for each and every animal as if they are their own children. They sacrifice their time, energy and money for the sake of the animals which is easily apparent. There are several different tigers including a 650 lb one, 3 lions, several other exotic cats, a jaguar, camels, a kangaroo, lemur, horses, goats, wolves, Savannahs. We got a private tour which lasted a bit over an hour but we could have easily stayed longer if we weren't in a bit of a rush. Though unable to come into direct contact with the large cats, you are able to pet and spend quality time with all of the others. You are also very close to the tigers during certain points of the tour. They really take the time to answer any questions you may have, inform you of the history of each animal and are 2 of the most incredible people I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. Their genuine desire to help animals in need is admirable and they deserve an award! Please visit their property. You will not be disappointed and they will definitely use every dollar they make to care for the several incredible animals they have. If you have the ability to donate and are an animal lover who wants to contribute, definitely consider the Tiger Preservation Society! They work day and night to care for these animals and operate on limited funding. I feel like this review is gonna come off as biased but it is 100% true and accurate. I just want to help these heroic human beings.
Written August 3, 2014
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JulesChauffeur
Seattle, WA3 contributions
Friends
Stumbled upon this amazing place on a road trip from Seattle to Los Angeles. If I hadn't had such an attentive co-pilot we could have easily missed this amazing sanctuary. After turning in you'll follow a small dirt road that dead ends to a large gate. Upon arrival you'll be greeted by one of the owners. The tour is only $8 dollars and for what you're getting they could easily charge double. The place is loaded with a wide variety of exotic animals and each has its own unique story as to how they ended up in this small Oregon town. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to wonder the entire property and take everything in. We would have easily stayed all afternoon if I hadn't brought up our need to get back on the road.
Written August 7, 2014
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LikesAGoodDeal
California261 contributions
Couples
This is a small rescue organization run by a dedicated husband and wife team. There is a large yellow and black sign at the entrance. You follow a fairly rough dirt road to a locked gate. There is parking for a few cars. We arrived at the same time as another couple and they must have already honked their horn because the owner was in the process of opening the gate when we arrived. The owner introduced us to the "guard dog", a female Doberman Pincher, she then wandered off to take a nap.

The entrance fee is $8.00 each. We gave $20 since it was for a good cause. The owner walked us around the property giving the back story on the various cats, wolves, horses, camel, etc. on the property. The animals do not do tricks or receive food reward but most of the big cats came up to the owner as he approached the cage to greet him.

The landscape is not paved and requires walking through grass and the horse paddock to view some of the cats. The horses and camel were calm and approachable. I would recommend for adults and well-behaved children.

Please do not go expecting a polished setup, you will not find it here. If you appreciate that this couple is dedicating their lives to help animals that no one else would care for this is a place you would like to visit.
Written May 11, 2015
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Fawn63
8 contributions
Family
I do not even want to click a rating circle! We went down a narrow road to a gate with a van with the back window covered in plastic. Two large dogs on the other side, big painted red letter sign saying "Honk Horn". We did, no response, waited and then I hit the horn again. A woman came up and told us to move our vehicle up because we were blocking the drive way. We did, then got out of our vehicle and walked towards the woman. She said "Cash only and she didn't have any change, as she had given to the customers before us: The price was $8 for each." I told her I would not give her $4 extra, as we only had $20's. She could of cared less, so we left. We asked for her to open the gate so we could turn around, she refused. We had to back up 75ft before we found a place wide enough to turn around. Went a block east of there and found a great place called "Great Cats World Park"
Written September 6, 2014
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Abijah B
1 contribution
Friends
On a trip to Seattle with my friends we stumbled across a small yellow sign that said tigers. All of us in the car loving animals drove up to a lock gate and after a short while a woman came to the gate and offered us a tour. The price was only $8 to get in. The sanctuary was larger than expected. The animals are very well treated, calm and did not seem anxious or annoyed. The two people at the sanctuary showed extreme dedication and love for these animals. The woman told a short story about each animal that had come to the sanctuary, some of the stories bring us to tears, and demonstrated how kind the animals were by going in a cage of one of the Tigers. Some of the grass is tall and you do have to walk through some rocks. But the experience is well worth it. It is something I will most definitely go back to.
Written July 7, 2015
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Regina P
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Solo
I have never experienced a couple so dedicated to the well being of their animals. They have done this for 35 years.
Thank you from my heart for being so kind to all these wild animals. Regina
Written May 28, 2015
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Dennis R
Tucson, AZ4 contributions
Couples
I really enjoyed my visit to the Tiger Preservation Center. There were many tigers and other animals as well. I did not expect so many different types of animals. I could get so close to the tigers with my camera and I was able to get some really good pictures. A really great day and I would stop by again!
Written July 7, 2015
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sadrell83
Crescent City, CA38 contributions
I love this place!! It's not too expensive to just do the general access but you can pay a bit more and do a behind the scenes walk thru...very worth it!! We got to pet and play with kittens. Nice simple gift shop.
Written October 15, 2015
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Leslie M
1 contribution
Solo
The animals were well cared for and the place is clean the people who care for them work hard 7 days a week to make sure all is well cared n loved for I Relley Enjoyed it I'm going back soon
Written May 18, 2017
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Frognaut
Cave Junction, OR1 contribution
Solo
Found this great place on my move to Oregon. Only $8 to get into the park, the couple are fantastic! You can really tell how dedicated they are to there animals and making sure they are as happy and healthy as possible. After this visit, I started working with them, and learned so much! I love that they are NOT a breeding facility! I love how much care and love goes into the animals lives. You must visit this place!
Written October 10, 2016
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