Barefoot Landing is a popular location for shopping, dining and various attractions. It is also the home of a free wildlife and living tiger museum in the T.I.G.E.R.S Preservation Station. Not only are visitors encouraged to enjoy the museum at no cost, but they also get to see some of the world’s most rare tigers. The Bengal tiger, Siberian tiger and Royal White Bengal tiger can all be viewed in their outdoor environment. They also have a Golden Tabby tiger which is the most rare tiger in the world.
Tiger trainers are available to answer questions and provide fascinating information about these beautiful feline creatures. Apes are also among those animals at the Preservation Station. As an opportunity to allow visitors to help support their efforts of conserving and breeding tigers, a photographer is always on hand to take pictures of visitors and their families or friends snuggling up face to face with a baby tiger or an ape. The cost of $59 is pretty pricey for one 8 x 10 shot, but when you consider that you actually get up close and hold one of these wondrous creatures, it’s hard to put a price on it. Guests are happy to know that the proceeds go to help the preservation of the tigers. Be sure to check for coupons as you’re visiting the Grand Strand for discounts. They can be found in the Monster and Sunny Day coupon books.
There is another option available that will greatly enhance your experience at T.I.G.E.R.S. In addition to the Preservation Station at Barefoot Landing, they also have a 50-acre preserve in Myrtle Beach that offers the Wild Encounters Tour. Those people who take part in this preserve are almost speechless as they describe their time spent getting to know the tigers, leopards, orangutan, wolves and chimpanzees.
This adventure will be a once in a life time event for most who choose to go. The price is an extravagant $199 per person. But those who report back say that it was more than worth the cost. Photo and video opportunities are also available at the preserve. As you go through the tour, professional photographers will take studio quality pictures and videos of your experience. If you choose to purchase the photo package, they will take $40 off the cost of your tour and of every person in your party. This will lower the price of each person in your group to $159. You will still pay for the pictures, but at least part of it will come off the tour cost. The local coupon books offer $20 off the price for each person in your group. Be sure to use those to make the price a bit more affordable.
One 8 x 10 picture per group will come with the price of your tour. What you would actually purchase would be the Photo CD at a cost of $125 if purchased in advance. The CD is a professional portfolio that includes pictures of each individual in the group with the animals, group pictures with the animals, candid shots of your group throughout the tour and pictures of the animals. So in the cost of the CD you will receive hundreds of photos, along with the right to reproduce them for printing. There will also be a Video DVD of your tour that costs $125, but if you purchase this along with the Photo CD, the cost is only an additional $25. So for $150 you will get both the CD and DVD. These prices only apply if you purchase them in advance of the day of your tour. The price goes up if purchased on the tour day. Yes, all the photos, videos and price of admission are expensive, but do remember that they use this as a means of raising money to support their endangered species friends.
Children must be at least 6 years old to go on the tour. You will not be able to bring cameras or cell phones. Be sure to leave jewelry such as bracelets and chains behind in a safe place. Also, do not wear white clothes, dresses or skirts, and do wear closed toe shoes.
This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to create a memory that will be treasured throughout the lives of you, your children, grandchildren and friends. T.I.G.E.R.S. has donated over $200,000 to the native homes of the tigers in Asia and Africa through their international conservation programs.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Reviewed March 10, 2010 / Stars
“The T.I.G.E.R.S Preservation Station in Myrtle Beach SC offers an incredible wildlife and living tiger museum, which is one of the most popular attractions in Myrtle Beach. “
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