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Waccatee Zoo

8500 Enterprise Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843-650-8500
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Ranked #74 of 111 Attractions in Myrtle Beach
Type: Zoos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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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
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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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New Brighton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

First off, everyone has to realize that this is not a normal zoo, this is more like a farm zoo. This place was incredible though. The animals were all healthy and had plenty of room. The big cats had room, though it is dark to see. So if you aren't really looking, then you won't see it. I live near... More

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Statesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved all the baby goats that you could pet. This is a great zoo for small children. Don't go if it has rained because the pathway are dirt. We enjoyed our visit.

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North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was a delightful experience! All of the animals have good-sized pens/enclosures...the bears have a HUGE, man-made cave with swimming pool that is open to the smaller "pen". All of the large carnivores had a similar set-up, but chose to sit/stand/lay in the smaller part that's closest to the people going by. Everything was clean, the smell was very mild... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

They open at 10:00 am on the dot, just like they said they would. The price is very reasonable, $10 for adults and children over 13. Children under 13 pay $4. The place doesn't have many animals or expositions like the big zoos but its more of a petting zoo with all the goats and small farm animals. They also... More

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Dover, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I've been coming to Myrtle Beach for many years. Today, I took my family to Waccatee Zoo. Up until last year, I didn't even know there was a zoo here! Before deciding to go, I read TripAdvisor reviews rather extensively noting the very mixed reactions about this location. I've been to several major zoo's including the Toledo Zoo, Ft. Worth... More

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