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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 12943 61st Street North, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Phone Number: +1 561-790-2116
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Description: Seven lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden...
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, Ligers, Lynx and Panthers 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 your self! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit wildlife rescue facility that 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.Price is $35.00 Dollars for adults and $25.00 Dollars for children. Reservations required.
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Wonderful place to visit

I am a volunteer here and I absolutely love it! The area is clean and they treat their animals with so much respect. Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy are wonderful people with an amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I am a volunteer here and I absolutely love it! The area is clean and they treat their animals with so much respect. Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy are wonderful people with an amazing vision for their sanctuary. The tours are very informative and exciting. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful! Make sure you call to reserve your spot. Very friendly staff. We have two teens and they had a blast. Very glad we went! I would recommend!!! Our guide was great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best experiences I've had! Brie was our tour guide and she did such an awesome job telling us the stories of where the animals came from and interesting facts about each one. I plan on visiting again with family and will be sure to recommend this place to others. McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary is definitely a top attraction... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I travelled to McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary with my mother and daughter an absolutely loved! The personalized tour far exceeded our expectations. McCarthy's is sooo much better than a zoo! We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals up close and personal. We also enjoyed the information and rescue story for the various animals. All of the tigers were just gorgeous and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My mom asked me to look up what to do on West Palm Beach and the first option I saw on Tripadvisor was McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary. My sister and I love animals, so it was decided that we would go. Fortunately it is not like Disney, where you have to book it way beforehand. We were already there when we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Brie could not have done a better job. She seemed to be very knowledgable and passionate about the animals. She had so much energy throughout the whole tour which can not be easy while working so hard taking care of the animals. I was extremely impressed with the sanctuary. It exceeded my expectations

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Once again an excellent time out at McCarthys Wildlife Sanctuary. We got to play with a young boy cub who looks like a Lynx but is not in that family. He is adorable. I have been here to bottle feed and "romp" with many of the big cats when they were babies and am NEVER disappointed with the experience. Every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Visited today and had a great time. Brie our guide was awesome! We got to hold many of the animals. Coolest was the Burmese Python! Very clean and well maintained.

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Boston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Personable,private and well maintained. A true pleasure to see and hear the stories behind all these animals.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My 9 year old son and I had a great time touring the sanctuary. Brie was a knowledgable and entertaining tour guide. She obviously enjoyed her interactions with the wide variety of animals housed there and has developed relationships with many of them. My son especially liked seeing the various big cats (e.g., tigers, lions, black leopards, liger--1/2 lion and... More 

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Additional Information about McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: 12943 61st Street North, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Phone Number: +1 561-790-2116
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  West Palm Beach
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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