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Address: 8500 Enterprise Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Phone Number: 843-650-8500
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Mega-Petting Zoo

This zoo seems a bit shabby from the outside. You come down from a long dirt road to see a little log cabin. When you walk in, you see a desk with dozens of birds and snakes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
caitlinmariealfaro
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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is neat to get up close with a majority of the animals, like the farm animals, it is devastating to see the larger animals in such small cages. The bears, tigers, and other large cats show signs of malnurtrition and for any animal lover, can tell the obvious that they do not have enough room to roam around.

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1 Thank Caden528
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden gem! Fun to take the kids to as well as adults. Great pricing and a fun, spontaneous activity!

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Thank Karli T
near boston
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have mentioned, the outside of the entrance looks dated. DO Not hesitate to go in. It is small, you walk through the gift shop to get into the zoo itself. The chance to get so close, safely to the animals, is a chance you will not get at any major city zoo. The staff inside the park is... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I moved here 32 years ago this zoo was well kept & a nice place to take the kids. Over the years, it has gradually declined. I would not take anyone to this zoo. The animals are in small enclosures, it's dirty looking & not kept up at all. I feel bad for the animals. Definately not a place... More 

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1 Thank Marion R
Shawano
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Family owned and operated, very friendly. Wear good walking shoes. Trails lead you through the 500 acres.

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Thank raevogt
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This zoo seems a bit shabby from the outside. You come down from a long dirt road to see a little log cabin. When you walk in, you see a desk with dozens of birds and snakes around it. Tickets run about $10 per adult ticket, (12 & up), so it's not too bad on your wallet. It's a semi-petting... More 

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1 Thank caitlinmariealfaro
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We loved everything about it. Quite a variety of species. Staff was extra friendly and welcoming. A lot of walking. I was in a cast so had to miss a couple exhibits

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Thank April F
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Well kept and friendly zoo. The animals are well cared for. Happy children learning and seeing real animals.

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Thank Barba131
Bear, Delaware
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This zoo was fun to walk through. Ability to feed animals was really neat. For the first hour, we were actually the only ones in the zoo which was fun. The only reason I didn't give it an excellent was that the ladies who were at the entry way seemed to have no interest in visitors. They actually ignored us,... More 

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Thank browndl63
Benson, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I didn't have a Trip Adviser account, and I've never reviewed a location on here, Yelp, or similar sites. I felt it was necessary after visiting here. From the moment we walked in, my girlfriend and I were being eyed up by an older lady with short gray hair. The rest of the staff were either helpful or at least... More 

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