We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

#4 of 38 things to do in Tyler Features Animals
17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
+1 903-858-1008
Review Highlights
Calling for all BIG CATS LOVERS to support this facility

If you are animal lovers, especially your heart is with Big Cats, please take a guided tour to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carol L
Honolulu, Hawaii

This is a very nice place with beautiful animals. The story's on how these animals ended up at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Spring, Texas
Read all 206 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“big cats” (51 reviews)
“guided tour” (17 reviews)
“wild cats” (8 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
+1 903-858-1008
Write a Review
Reviews (206)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

If you are animal lovers, especially your heart is with Big Cats, please take a guided tour to learn each residents' stories. This is a safe haven for the Big Cats. The sad part is they can only take in what they can handle, which...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice place with beautiful animals. The story's on how these animals ended up at the refuge are very interesting. The staff and owner care very well for these animals. A great place to visit.

Thank lquiroga94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic! The kids (4 and 6) absolutely loved it! It is in incredibly informative and they take such great care of the animals!

Thank 547mistym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the special behind the scenes guided tour. Well Worth it. The big cas are spectacular & clearly loved & well taken care of. It's a larger place than I thought it was. The gardens & grounds are also very pretty. Impressive, as the...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to view wildlife up close. The first part of the park are their older cages which are very tiny. However, they are currently adding new cages and expanding their locations so the tigers and lions will have more space. They...More

Thank Ciara A
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My wife has an obsession with big cats. No matter the species, she could sit and watch them for hours. After seeing Tiger Creek on TripAdvisor, I knew I'd have to take her. It's located just minutes from the Tyler State Park. Parking was abundant,...More

1  Thank Justin H
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Our family visited Tiger Creek on a day when they happened to be celebrating autism awareness, so I'm guessing a typical day is more quiet visitor-wise. The big cats, mostly Tigers but also lions and others, were beautiful and looked very well cared for. One...More

Thank Bethany J
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It's an impressive sized park, and as the name indicates full of tigers and big cats. The staff is very friendly.

Thank sharrison0809
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This place is way different than the ordinary Zoo, you get a lot closer to the animals and can see them lazing around, playing or lounging in the water. There are so many different cats it's quite amazing. It is a walk thru that takes...More

Thank seasilvergirl
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

About 40 big cats, including 27 Bengal and Siberian tigers, 4 or 5 lions, a couple of pumas and some smaller species. Staff is very knowledgeable and dedicated to the animals. The habitats are spacious, giving the cats room to roam. If you think these...More

Thank fayesno1son
Nearby Restaurants
The Back Porch
6 reviews
9.15 km away
Taste of Italy on the Lake
40 reviews
10.98 km away
24 reviews
8.99 km away
Leo's Asian Bistro
58 reviews
13.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Pink Pistol
51 reviews
13.72 km away
Caldwell Zoo
602 reviews
17.98 km away
Parrott Park and Agricultural Museum
49 reviews
13.13 km away
Tyler Rose Garden
361 reviews
20.60 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tracy S
4 March 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from trudy n | Reviewed this property |
Tracy, the park is small but growing. The some of the Cats are active most of the time. Just come and enjoy!
10 September 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Lindsay B | Reviewed this property |
It's got areas to rest for sure but there are some hills so I could see how that might be difficult for older people. If the temperature is right then it should probably be ok. Just might need some help getting up and down... More
12 June 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from St_matty | Reviewed this property |
These are the only dates it is closed Closed on the following holidays New Year's Day Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Holiday (closed Thursday) Christmas... More