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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: 12943 61st Street North, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Phone Number: +1 561-790-2116
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Reservations required!!! Seven lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Owner description: Reservations required!!! Seven lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the palmetto and pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 200 animals from White Tigers to African Lions, Black Leopards seen from just four feet away you can't get any closer than this by law! Hands on experiences with parrots, kinkajous, alligators, snakes, and well who knows what else. You will have to come by and experience it for yourself! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit wildlife rescue facility and take in injured native 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 by staying number one on the West Palm Beach Trip Advisor site by booking a tour today! Price is 25 dollars for adults 15 dollars for children. Reservations required.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Jersey City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

For a $25 donation to this non-profit wildlife sanctuary, you get a wonderful tour of the property by an experienced guide. Our guide was Manny and he was fantastic. Try to request him if you can. The property is spotlessly clean and Manny has been there for six years so he knew all about each of the animals and how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

A wonderful sanctuary nestled thirty minutes from the Beaches. You do need to make a reservation, do not attempt to just show up. The prices are reasonable, around $25 for an adult. The tour guide Brie (like the cheese) was just what we hoped for- knowledgeable, passionate and outgoing. The animals here are impressive (tigers, lions, panthers Lynx, snakes, exotic... More 

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Boynton beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our second visit , it was just as Amazing as the first visit. The first visit was a playtime with Blue, she is to big for that now, but she now can be seen in her own private area. Ana was a great guide, she was very informative and interesting. What a great place to have an incredible... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

McCarthy's Animal Sanctuary is an incredible experience. There is not too much walking but it is a spread-out sanctuary. Most of the paths are covered and there are benches and chairs at every turn. The tour guide was fabulous in explaining the animals and their habits and how they ended up at the sanctuary. These stories were fascinating. The whole... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Sanctuary is exactly what it was - nestled about 15 min west of PBI is a venue created by animal lovers for animal lovers. These animals are not bought, they are rescued and rehabilitated in a beautiful setting - birds, Tigers (white), tortoises, Lemurs, Lions, Ligers, marmosets, snow leopard...u name it. The owner and his wife... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was our first time here. We had Bri as our tour guide. She was so knowledgeable and engaging. You can tell that she really loved what she did and it shows through her tour. We loved the stories and up close experience. The place was so well maintained and clean. You really feel the love that all employees have... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I can't say enough about how incredible my experience was! I took my friends and family on a tour for my birthday and I have to say that it made my day. The animals were beyond my wildest expectations and our tour guide, Ana, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and patient. We were within feet of lions, tigers, leopards, lynxes, exotic... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great place. Knowledgeable, clean and staff with a love of the animals that really shows. Highly recommended!

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Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was much better than going to any zoo I've ever been to. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about each and every animal they have. I would expect to pay much more than I did for a tour of this magnitude. The animals are right in front of you, less than 2 feet away. You really get... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was the best part of my vacation and it is literally in my back yard. My friends from New Jersey actually found McCarthy's as something they wanted to do while visiting in addition to Disney. The experience at McCarthy's was awesome. Kara our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a great relationship with the animals. I would highly... More 

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