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T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station

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Address: 4898 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5353
Phone Number: +1 843-361-4552
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T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station is quite possibly the country's only FREE...

T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station is quite possibly the country's only FREE living tiger museum. Located inside Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, SC, it offers families the opportunity to see tigers up close, through glass, absolutely free of charge. For those interested in meeting a tiger or an ape in person, we offer (for a fee)the opportunity to pose with one of the animal ambassadors for a photo. The animals spend only a couple hours per day, in the late afternoon, at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and funding generated from our photos and gift shop sales help support various wildlife conservation projects we conduct worldwide through our Rare Species Fund. We are open from mid-March to mid-October and hours of operation can be found by calling our listed telephone number.

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Experience of a Lifetime!

My husband and I went to the Preservation station to get photos with the baby tigers. We got to HOLD and cuddle a baby tiger. We fed another one a bottle. We also got to hold a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Gia H
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kids really wanted to go hold some tigers. This was very pricey and unrealistic for our family to physically experience. The time you spend with them is short and the animals are kept in small areas which concerned me. Something made me feel that this was not something I wanted to condone.

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1 Thank Maggie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Preservation station to get photos with the baby tigers. We got to HOLD and cuddle a baby tiger. We fed another one a bottle. We also got to hold a chimpanzee. He was so cute and tried to go through my husband's coat pockets! The staff was wonderful. It's obvious that they love... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I booked this in advance and I'm glad I did. What a great experience! You can see the love the trainers have for the animals and the passion they have for it. We had a few surprise animals and loved playing with the baby monkey. We decided last minute while we were there to get the photo package and I'm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I loved visiting the Preservation Station & having my picture taken with a tiger cub & chimp. It was far more than I expected & I was amazed at how well these animals are taken care of. The money spent on the picture goes to the Preserve so it was well worth it. It's also worth buying the digital download... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We came here with the kids. We loved this place. It was something different to do. Maybe we can visit next time

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Best experience we've ever had! We ran in the rain to make sure we didn't miss this! They were so great, the animals were Awesome and we got 144 pictures digitally!! I've never had more fun! It's expensive but so worth it and it goes to a great cause! Don't miss this!

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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A great place to see tiger cubs up close. For a fee, you can have your photo taken with one of the cubs, a chimpanzee, and a lemur.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Look, I know the reviews said the time was too short, but we thought it was perfect! There was quite a line and we completely understand that these animals have a limited attention span. We purchased 4 passes, one for each of us, including our 2 month old. Photos were fun, efficient, and fantastic. We started with holding a 4... More 

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MBSafari, Manager at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visit. We're glad you enjoyed your time with your animals. People like you make it possible to care for these animals in the best possible way as well as conduct international conservation work all over the world. We appreciate your visit and your feedback. More 

Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a display of real tigers in the heart of a shopping area. They are huge. Their trainers/keepers go right in and pat them, push them, rub them, and do not get eaten, which is impressive. They spend most of their lives on a preserve. Worth seeing!

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1 Thank Mark B
MBSafari, Manager at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visit and your review. We hope to see you again at TIGERS Preservation Station. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was way better than I expected. The tour is a few hours long, and it is not cheap, but it is very well worth the time and money. The money is used for the animals, and when you and hear everything the people who live there do for them, you will understand. The up-close experience is great. You see... More 

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MBSafari, Manager at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visit and your review. We're so happy you enjoyed your visit with the animals and experienced the important work we do. We hope to see you again! More 

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