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Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, Tyler

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  • Don't get me wrong these are beautiful animals and it's always cool to see lions and tigers but for the amount of money you pay I would expect more. There's like 12 cats. That's it. You can get throug...  more »
  • It is a nice park ..with many different Tigers was shocked I had never geared about it before. The park even has one of Michael Jackson's tigers. We went with my husband's parents and brother. It was ...  more »
  • One of the worst experiences I've ever ever had paid $126 the porta potties had feces all in all over the toilet where you sat and yellow jackets before we paid my fiance and daughter in law got to us...  more »
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  • We went around noon so most of the cats were not very active, but we could still see them and learn their stories. They are obviously well cared for and loved. Wish we could have taken the extended tour and seen the training session. Our 8 & 13 year old grandkids really enjoyed seeing the large cats and learning about them. Would recommend going earlier in morning when cooler.
  • Great place for day trip for all ages. First class facilities for an animal reserve. Beautiful cats are obviously well cared for. Will visit again soon.
  • Big, beautiful cats and beautiful ranch. We enjoyed talking with the keepers and trainers. Worth seeing when your in the Tyler area.
  • TCWR is doing wonderful things rehabbing these abused great cats! These animals live in safety & comfort, being cared for by passionate volunteers, some of whom are students getting valuable exp before going on to careers in zoos, veterinary medicine, & wildlife preserves.
  • This was not at all what I expected for a "refuge" or "sanctuary". It's a big cat zoo. The cages are far too small for such large cats. I understand the need for enclosures for the predators, but I was hoping for something that would give them room to at least feel like they were free. I got my hopes up when the guide mentioned they were acquiring a large bit of acreage adjoining the refuge only to have those hopes dashed when she said they're turning that part into an RV park and other things for humans. The people were friendly and the cages were clean, but they were cages no better than we have in our local zoo (which are also depressing).

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