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Carolina Tiger Rescue

#1 of 21 things to do in Pittsboro Features Animals
1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9794
+1 919-542-4684
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Interesting tour

We had a very nice tour of the beautiful facility. The sanctuary is clean and well maintained. We... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Greensboro, North Carolina
Beautiful Cat Preserve

The Tiger Rescue is a hidden gem. The animals are beautiful and each has its own story. We... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Oxford, NC
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This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“big cats” (30 reviews)
“twilight tour” (15 reviews)
“tigers” (73 reviews)
1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9794
+1 919-542-4684
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

We had a very nice tour of the beautiful facility. The sanctuary is clean and well maintained. We really liked that spaciousness especially between enclosures. The animals seemed content and happy to interact with us. If you are interested in saving endangered big cats, this...More

1  Thank zeemie83
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Tiger Rescue is a hidden gem. The animals are beautiful and each has its own story. We definitely plan to return soon.

1  Thank NCSmokey
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A great place for young and old. Very informative guide. The center rescues and supports a sanctuary for mostly tigers but also has lions. lynx, panther, caracal, mountain lion. Only available by tour which is well worth the time and price. Not to be missed...More

Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 29 March 2017

They support rescue, education, and sanctuary for large and small cats. These cats have come from people's homes who realized they cannot care for them anymore (it is not illegal to own a large cat in the state of NC and many other states); other...More

1  Thank LaurieRaleigh
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you have any interest in 'big cats' (and some small ones too-) Carolina Tiger Rescue is the place. Family friendly the tour is very educational, interesting and a fun experience. Photographs are allowed and the mission statement of Carolina Tiger Rescue is the best!...More

1  Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Such a great place to see big cats in comfortable, safe, and expansive areas where they can live out their lives after being rescued. A wonderful experience for anyone visiting the Triangle or even residents! Bring the kids and the in-laws - you'll love it!

1  Thank UNCBalan
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have taken the tour of Carolina Tiger Rescue several times with various family visitors ranging in age from 2-82. It is one of our favorite "go to" places. It is very educational, while also being fun. All of the staff are quite knowledgeable and...More

2  Thank Sharyn W
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a must-do activity for children and adults alike! A walking tour where you learn much about how each of these animals were rescued as you watch them in natural habitat enclosures. Obviously well cared for, this is a place that deserves your support...More

1  Thank Ly0616
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This non-profit rescue for lions, tigers, cougars, caracals, servals and ocelots. The sad story is that these cats are rescued from terrible conditions where idiots tried to keep them as pets, inexperienced, self appointed zookeepers, unprincipled breeders and people trying to make money with them....More

1  Thank bsmith45
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I toured the CTR recently when my mother-in-law was visiting and we all had a great time. I thought you'd hear a lot about how endangered tigers were and then maybe see a few. I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the reserve and...More

Thank Jameson M
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Possibly a silly question but what is the difference between twilight and public tours?
20 October 2016|
Response from ncaronna7 | Reviewed this property |
They offer "twilight" evening tours which is limited vs. general "public" tours during daytime since cats are more active at night and when cooler temps. Can always call to ask more specific questions, but friends that have... More
Are there places to sit? Can we slow walkers take our time?
28 July 2016|
Response from ckassotis | Reviewed this property |
There were not easy places to sit when I went - it's a really slow walk around though, no one was rushing, and lots of time was spent at each exhibit. So plenty of time to catch up.
Rob K
I see most slots for the upcoming weekends are gone. Under what conditions do 11 AM slot open up ?
23 July 2016|
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Response from dpoin21 | Reviewed this property |
If you can plan ahead and look at the openings 3 weeks ahead you shouldn't have any issues booking a slot.