We can argue all day about who is the superior feline breed when it comes to lions, tigers, and many other cats but what if we told you that you can visit almost all of them at a sanctuary in Texas? Near Dallas, the Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary, a predominantly tiger dominated sanctuary in Tyler, lets you see and sometimes interact with large felines! How cool is that?
Tiger Creek, originally founded in Ohio, knew there was an opportunity with the rapid increase in neglected, abused, and displaced animals in the 1990s and decided to build a sanctuary to help save these precious animals.
Now, Tiger Creek has expanded to Texas in efforts to provide more space for these endangered animals. Some of their tiger cubs are able to have playtime with the public!
The history of the sanctuary is extensive and the owners wanted to make sure everyone came to the sanctuary knowing the back story and what this place started as, what it is now and what it will continue to grow into.
They hold tours that run every hour or so that consists of a tour guide walking you through the sanctuary to meet each of the animals.
The animals range from the fan-favorite, the many tigers, to a little bobcat named El Jefe, a lioness named Kenya and so many more!
The sanctuary is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week.
The last tour of the day runs at 4 p.m. every day.
The prices for admission are $20 for adults, free for children, and discounted for military and first responders.
If you're a feline lover or just a downright animal lover, this place is definitely extraordinary.
Address: 17552 FM14, Tyler, TX
Why You Need To Go: Whether it's your first time visiting or your 15th, I'm sure we can all learn a thing or two about the history of these animals' lives. Getting to pet them occasionally is a plus too.