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Waccatee Zoo

8500 Enterprise Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843-650-8500
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Ranked #75 of 111 Attractions in Myrtle Beach
Type: Zoos
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This zoo is worth the trip for the American and local wildlife and beautiful natural scenery, including the raised walkway along the intracoastal river. This zoo could improve by getting rid of exotic animals (simians, tigers and lions) and sticking with the care and exhibits they do do right. They also need to clean-up the outbuildings - get rid of... More

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Waccatee Zoo, while a private wildlife preserve, is a great undertaking, for any but the youngest, the zoo leaves a lot to be desired. I was dismayed to see so many of the larger animals in cages that seemed much too small for them. There were a few, but not many, exotic animals. Much of the zoo is taken up... More

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We go every year. My kids (Ages 8-19) LOVE it! It is shaded and you are able to get close to the animals. The Venous snakes in the front kinda freak me out but other then that....

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I read a lot of reviews prior to going today and saw ones that said they read the negative ones and went anyway and were glad they did. So I thought that might be me too. Nope. It was dirty, run down, and sad for the bigger animals especially... The bears broke my heart. The place was dirty and like... More

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My son and I go to this zoo at least once a month. My son loves feeding the animals and walking around this zoo. I see there are so many nasty reviews on this place:( I am from the north... I know how nice the Philadelphia zoo is... guess what! This is the south and a family owns this zoo.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our family of 5 visited Myrtle Beach in August of 2014. During our stay we visited the Waccatee Zoo. We had a great time. The place was a little rough walking, it was nothing fancy. However it definitely gave us the natural feeling. Make sure to buy the bagged food when the tickets are bought. The animals love being fed... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

i enjoyed going to this little zoo. it was nice and shady. we walked around casually, not feeling rushed by a crowd. enjoyed seeing the animals and the walk out to the river. as other reviews mention, it's not fancy and does not have the newer enclosures but for what it is, a local family owned property, i think it's... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This place creeped me out !! Those animals looked crazy! There were very large animals trapped in small cages... Something just didn't seem right

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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239 reviews 239 reviews
34 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There is not much to really say that hasn't already been expressed by other reviewers. I thought the zoo was OK, it was actually larger than I imagined, but in need of repair. My wife thought it was cruel the way the animals were caged with not much room to move around in. Improved directional signing as well as labeling... More

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Oceanside, New York
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I did not like this zoo at all. There were large animals such as bears, leopards, tigers, lions and bamboo monkeys who were stuck in claustrophobic cages with no where to run free. No animal should live like this! DO NOT GO HERE!!!!

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