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“Interesting rescue & refuge facility.”

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We went here with friends and really enjoyed it. They have several different types of the big cats. When we were there, they were clearing land and building more larger enclosures to give the cats more room to roam. I was very surprised to find such a nice facility out here in east Texas.They have 4 keepers that are in charge of the people that take care of the animals. My wife was happy to find out that 3 of the 4 keepers have their degrees from Ohio State.

2  Thank boilers78
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

A fascinating sanctuary environment for big cats and a worthwhile charity. We had an enormously good time. Tip -- one of our party was in a wheelchair. It seems the cats are especially drawn to things on wheels. They followed us everywhere! It was a blast

2  Thank MonicaMiller44
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I really enjoyed this little wildlife refuge. I love that an intern takes you around personally - you get your own private tour of the facilities. And they are doing such a great job, rescuing these animals. It was a wonderful day - time well spent!

5  Thank Cindy G
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is not a circus or a Siegfried & Roy show. This is a home for abused, abandoned and neglected big cats. They are not stocking up on animals to display for our pleasure, they are providing a home and care for these amazing cats. I have no problem paying to see them and love to try and come in every spring and fall when they are more likely to be more active. If you are looking for a "show", this isn't the place. But if you are looking for an informative and up close experiance about the lives of these beautiful animals- get over there!! People have made comments about the place not being bigger and "nicer". I honestly would be upset if my donations went to "accomodations" for us instead of caring for the tigers. This is about them, not about the quiality of the restroom.

9  Thank StaceyNDevo
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Loved the place. They take very good care of the animals. Nice place to visit. Our guide Shayna was very knowledgeable and friendly.

4  Thank RobertCindy
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