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Tiger Creek Big Cat Refuge Tyler

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Tiger Creek Big Cat Refuge
17552 FM 14
Tyler
TX
75706
Tel: 903 858 1008

Where are we going today?

Who loves those big cats? We certainly do, and so to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge who are ALL about those beautiful creatures. In fact, it's their mission to care for all of those animals they have rescued, and taken in - and YOU can go and visit them!

The refuge is located on 150 acres of preserve, which is home to around 40 big cats. It's an incredibly learning experience for kids, as they can learn all about the feline species, and understand how important it is to ensure they have a future in the USA, as well as the rest of the world. 

A not for profit foundation which provides sanctuary and care for Lions, Tigers, Cougars, Leopards, Pumas and more!

The refuge offer guided walking tours from Monday to Saturday, then self-guided only on Sundays. The tour is about half a mile walk, and takes around 45 minutes. After that, you have your own time to enjoy the park yourselves!

Improving every year, the refuge provides the animals in it's care with space and facility to exercise, baths to soak in and platforms to pose on!

It's a great chance to educate kids on the worthwhile works of such charities at the same time as getting a good look (better than ever thanks to the new fencing) at some really exciting creatures. .

Every animal has a story, so it's a beautiful experience for the kids, learning about why they are there, and what their personalities are like!

Amazing animal fun in Texas - where a ROARing family day out is waiting!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12. $25 for guided tour
  • Children$8 (Ages 4-12). $12 for guided tour
  • Free Under: 3 years.
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily. Last tour at 4:15pm

Closed major holidays including Jan 1, Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Thursday

Any Top Tips?

If you want to get a little closer tot he animals, you can check out the VIP package! You get a private behind the scenes tour, as well as a 30 minute hands-on encounter!.

Doing our bit

The whole center is about rescuing and nurturing tigers.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about any accessibility questions you have about the park.

More information

The last tour starts at 4:15pm and no arrivals after 4pm into the park. All visitors must leave by 5pm..

What people are saying?

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    Awww! Thanks for the beautiful 2015 calendar. Hope to visit one day :)

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    This non profit organization is a great place to take your kids for a learning experience they can enjoy.

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    An awesome adventure! We loved Nischala the white tiger, her eyes were so enchanting.
    Our curly haired tour guide was great, lots of energy, I think she was new, her south African accent was fun to listen to

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    Great place to take the kids to see big cats. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the animals and their personal history.

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    I love the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge. I take my kids there every Sunday.

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