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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

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17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
+1 903-858-1008
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Amazing Animals Each With A Story

This refuge has about 40 big cats, mostly Siberian tigers. There are also lions, pumas, servals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DAVID W
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Gladewater, Texas
Great place to visit, with or without kids!

This is a place where you really get to see most of the animals, and the guided tours are usually... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandra J
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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17552 Fm 14, Tyler, TX 75706-2300
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+1 903-858-1008
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This refuge has about 40 big cats, mostly Siberian tigers. There are also lions, pumas, servals, and bobcats. Our guide told the story for each of the animals. Most of the cats are older and were rescued from some very undesirable conditions. The area is...More

3  Thank DAVID W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place where you really get to see most of the animals, and the guided tours are usually very educational. Our grandkids love to go here, and we've visited probably 8 times over the past three years. Always fun.

1  Thank Sandra J
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

beautiful place with lovely wild cats of all sizes . they take good care of these guys. I appreciate there work. They need our support to save these guys.

Thank 360bec
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Although we got to see only a few cats, the front desk clerk was unfriendly. $16 price is ridiculous for the small compound of cats.

Thank enam63
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The park is nice and animals appear to be well taken care of. However, it is very small. You will only need 30 min max to see all the animals and take your time doing it. Staff is very friendly. I just don’t know if...More

Thank Stephanie G
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Great facility with informative tour guides. The focus is on cats, especially tigers, with a few other species. Visitors must walk, which is a bit hilly. The price is a little expensive, but it is a sanctuary. It's obvious that it is expanding and the...More

Thank Matt C
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This is not a Zoo, nor a breeding facility, it is a rescue facility, primarily for tigers, but includes lions and other (non-domestic) cats as well. A visit includes an educational 30 - 40 minute walking tour of the facility, where one can see the...More

2  Thank Don T
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

We took our Kindergarten class to the refuge and the staff were helpful and friendly. They took the time to answer all their questions and made it fun.

Thank Beth L
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Let me start by saying that I DO NOT like any zoo or SeaWorld. I always walk away sad. NOT HERE The Refute is nicely laid out and the animals well cared for. The kids loved the Tigers and they were all out. We went...More

4  Thank Dapger
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We ended up splitting into 2 groups, because there were probably 60-70 homeschoolers all told. The tour guide was kind, easy to hear and informative. The animals are really in a place where they receive the best care possible. We learned quite a bit about...More

1  Thank ConservativeMama
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warywoman
25 December 2017|
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Response from Jane P | Reviewed this property |
Adults $18.00, children $14.00, seniors 65+ $16.00. Go to their website for more info including days, hours, etc. You can search tiger refuge in Tyler, Texas on your computer.
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Tracy S
4 March 2017|
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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!
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rlife
10 September 2016|
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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
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