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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
+1 561-790-2116
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: RSVP required!!!Five lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 170... more » Owner description: RSVP required!!!Five lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 170 animals from White Tigers to African Black Mane Lions seen from just three feet away you can't get any closer than this by law! Hands on experiences with parrots, snakes, and well who knows what else you will have to come by and experience it for yourself! We are a non-profit wildlife rescue facility and take in injured wildlife, orphaned babies, and unwanted exotic pets! Your experience here goes hand in hand with helping us with the tremendous expense in this cause help us reach number one on trip advisor by booking a tour today! Price is 25 dollars for adults 15 dollars for children reservations required. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Just go there and you will see!!! We loved everything!!! Stay there all day and take your time enjoying

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Came to the area, and had already visited a "safari" type place, which I will not name, but was extremely disappointing. This was the most fun we had while in Florida, and I will go back next time. The whole experience is so great , from the guides, to the animals. It was so nice to see how well taken... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My best friend and I came to West Palm Beach for a weekend getaway and had the absolute BEST time here! Brie was our guide throughout the tour and was so knowledgeable about the animals and you can really tell that the McCarthy's hand-pick their caretakers/guides. I could not believe that it was her very first tour on her own!... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The "Wildlife Sanctuary" is a good collection of native Florida wildlife. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly. They do regular tours. It's worth the time, a good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Without doubt these are the most relaxed animals I've ever seen. The rapport our guide, Manny, had with the animals was one of mutual affection (animal to human and vice versa). Manny's in depth knowledge of each breed and the specifics of each animal's background made this so much more than a simple tour. Without hesitation recommending this as a... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My father who lives up North (and loves animals) came to visit us in Miami. I told him I would make reservations for this tour while he was here. He loved it! My husband loved it too. This is by far, better than visiting any zoo. You get up close to the animals and learn so much. The guides are... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My adult son and girlfriend came down for a visit, and we wanted to be doing a nature focused activity. We found this place through TA, and very glad we did. Anna was our tour guide for 1 1/2 hours, she loved showing off the animals and giving us a good running dialogue of how each creature came to be... More

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Okay...you can't go wrong with this tour. Our girl was so excited to visit and our son wanted to stay at the beach...within 5 minutes of the tour starting, our son said it's the highlight of his vacation and my daughter said it's the best trip tour we've ever been on. 1)You are up close and often less than 3ft... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It was an awesome experience. Not only because you get to see the animals uo close and get to hold some of them. It is because of the stories about them being resuced . They do amazing work and I recommend everyone to and also donate.

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Took two of my co-workers there and had a blast! It was affordable and very educational. What I really liked was the personal tours and service we got. Our guide was Anna and she did an amazing job. She knew all of the animals, all of their back stories and they seemed to know her! She explained everything very clearly... More

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