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

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4898 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5353
+1 843-361-4552
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Amazing & joyous experience

The kids were in heaven. The look on the littles faces when the monkey gave them a hug and when the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
masrn9
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Good short visit with a primate, a lion, and a tiger cub

We could not afford the full 3 hour tour(honestly, not sure how most middle class families could... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Guitarjess
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Des Moines, Iowa
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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4898 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-5353
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+1 843-361-4552
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The kids were in heaven. The look on the littles faces when the monkey gave them a hug and when the tiger and lion cub cam out was well worth the money. Plus I didn’t feel bad about money spent because it goes to a...More

Thank masrn9
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We could not afford the full 3 hour tour(honestly, not sure how most middle class families could afford it) so we did the 3 person photo shoot, which after we added the photo cd came in at about $250 total. The handler of the primate...More

Thank Guitarjess
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The joy on my daughter's faces during this experience says it all. Worth every penny. Here's our experience: We were greeted by friendly, smiling, and helpful volunteers. All of our questions were answered thoroughly and courteously. My girls got to interact with three different animals...two...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The price tag shouldn't scare people off...if you love animals, save for it. You could travel to Africa and never get this close to these amazing animals. Staff has decades of experience connecting humans to animals from around the globe.

Thank Elizabeth F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Keep in mind, this is a quick photo op. Anyone expecting more will be disappointed. We were given a chance to hold three animals. A monkey, a 3 month old tiger and a 6 week old tiger. One 8X10 photo is included in the price...More

1  Thank shelbabee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a joyous experience that will stay in my mind forever-to really hold a baby tiger-WOW, I was on the cusp of tears with emotion. Only wish that it was not mere seconds, and whisk, it's over. The three of us were in &...More

Thank Diana O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has been visiting, experiencing and supporting the preservation station every year for the past decade. Absolutely worth every penny. Unfair for some to chastise for being too expensive for a brief encounter; They have missed the point completely. You see what the posted...More

Thank Donna A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not often that you get the chance to hold a baby tiger or monkey so we let our kids do this when we visited Myrtle Beach last month. It’s not cheap, for 3 kids to take home 1 picture it was $169. If you...More

Thank JenniferH1023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I purchased tickets online and followed all of the instructions. After getting there, I was told to pay another $28 for what I am still unsure. It was not explained well at all. For paying over $200 for my daughter and I, would have thought...More

2  Thank Jandkkids
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited the location at Barefoot Landing...stop by and take a look...just like at the zoo, a bit of luck is needed, but we have seen tigers wrestling on several occasions. These are beautiful animals. We have passed on the pictures and other services but...More

Thank GCMike64
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jonathan w
16 May 2018|
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Response from MBSafari | Property representative |
Hello Jonathan, you unfortunately will not be able to hold the chimpanzees. While they still interact with guests, they are too large to sit in people's laps at this point. There will however be a number of other primates... More
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clarestorm
11 April 2018|
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Response from PoliceWife320 | Reviewed this property |
They take pictures of you! However, if you want the disc with all the pictures, it will be $160.
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samanthasquier27
26 February 2018|
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Response from Nihilator | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they usually have one there for you to hold and take a picture with it.
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