Tiger World takes on retired Circus animals

We went with a group of kids in our area for a day trip to Tiger World, which is located in Rockwell, NC. We went through Mooresville, NC to get their and Google Maps got us there perfectly. The kids all had a great time getting to see and interact closely with these animals. They are very affordable and they do allow you to bring in a picnic lunch. There are some fun events they do on special days like the carnivore feeding. Admission for adults is $12, and under 2 is free. There really is no going wrong here.


Tiger World is a different kind of Zoo.  We are dedicated to the conservation and education of all threatened and endangered species. Our educational tours personally guide visitors throughout the preserve learning about each animal providing an individual hands on experience. You will see the animals in a natural setting and have the opportunity to observe them running, playing, swimming, eating, sleeping, and interacting with their handlers.

Tiger World is one of a handful of accredited zoos in the nation that operates with NO TAX SUPPORT. We are a licensed and USDA Approved Facility and registered non-profit organization. We welcome all monetary, materials, food and service donations to help in our worthy cause. We depend on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding and helping care for our animals.

Friday October 24th (6-9pm) and 25th(5-9pm) is Boo at the Zoo. You will be able to trick or treat with the animals at this event.

Some of their hours and regular events

WEEKDAYS (Monday-Friday)
9am – 5pm Walkabout Tours / Self Guided
Scheduled Educational Tours only 
(Guided by an animal handler – call us to book a tour 704-279-6363
 closed Thanksgving Day and Christmas Day


Thursday Evening 
Carnivore Feeding Safari Tour (May – September)
(book a tour 704-279-6363)
This is an amazing tour where you get to see first hand the feeding behaviors of Tigers and Lions.  We guide you around as we feed all of the Carnivores raw meat and teach you much about their natural behaviors.  

This tour requires an appointment to participate and is not recommended for young children.  

WEEKENDS (Saturday / Sunday) 
9am – 5pm Walkabout Tours / Self Guided
Come join us on the weekends for fun at Tiger World. Walk around and enjoy the animals. We also have our Keeper Talks where we bring some of the animals out, up close and personal, and teach you about them. You can also feed some of the animals including the monkeys, bears, and birds with our $5 feed bags.


  1. I love going to the zoo. This one looks like a great one and one that all of the children enjoyed. I love to see businesses around that are they to help. Thanks for linking to the This is How We Roll Link Party! Your post has been pinned and I can’t wait to see what you bring next week!

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