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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, Tyler

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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  • We had a terrific time visiting this refuge for large and small wild cats. There are some celebrities here, and a really wide variety of big cats, in a very relaxed atmosphere. The grounds have expand...  read more »
  • Since our last visit two years ago, new, larger enclosures have been built, with more to come. No roaring lions this time, but it was very hot and humid and they were lazing in the shade. Our guide wa...  read more »
  • The last time we were there, it was sad looking. It was difficult to get around with a stroller. I would not go back. It has a good purpose, but not for a fun day. 
  • First id like to say the staff was really friendly and welcoming, however the rest of my experience wasn't as pleasing, when my reservations were made for the enrichment tour I didn't quite catch the name of the animal we were going hands on with so I called back within 10-15 mins from the original called and was told it was a Geoffrey's cat which is no bigger than a house cat and "to clarify the hands on" part I was told that I was not going to be able to pick up the cat and I would only be able to make contact if the cat came up to me other than that I could only play with the cat by toys and such. We then decided to cancel our reservations and told we could but would not receive a refund. When we got there we had to sign forms for liability which is understanding, however, the very last statement on said form clarified that we were NOT allowed to take pictures during our tour which was a HUGE disappointment & was also followed by the fact that we had to share our 30 minutes that we payed $100 for with 4 other people. The cat was cute but extremely energetic so the chance to touch him seemed so little not to mention it felt like we were fighting for his attention bc off everyone else in the room that we were not aware we're going to be there. The refuge employees did take pictures that we could purchase after the tour for $20 on a CD which was kinda pricey for the quality of the photos, extremely blurry and repetitive. As for the tour, do not go on a hot day because we only got to see about half the cats due to the heat which you can't blame the cats however thedon't have enough shade
  • Amazing place. You will love this place. The cats are well cared for and seemed happy. Max just wanted to play and Bosco was very fun to watch. The bathrooms could use a serious update. The gift shop was great. Can't wait to go back.
  • I was on vacation near by and decided to look around for things to do. With limited internet access I didn't get to research it much. As we drove in it appeared small but boy were we wrong. A $20 dollar donation gets you a tour with intimate history of every cat and their personalities. Later, they let you freely walk about the property to spend additional time with your favorite cat. My girlfriend and I loved it. We got many great memories and not to mention photos.
  • Really enjoyed my visit. Really like watching the big cats. Well taken care of and park was well maintained
  • Pretty cool place, hard to know when the cats will be active though. We went late in the afternoon and only 2 or 3 interacted with us. Still awesome if you love big cats!
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