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Waccatee Zoo

8500 Enterprise Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
843-650-8500
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Ranked #21 of 33 Attractions in Myrtle Beach
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Longs, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I take my kids here a few times a year. Price is very affordable, you get to feed many of the animals ( and there is a large variety of them ), since it is shaded by trees you can go during the dead of summer and get some sun relief. Nature hike is beautiful as well. Bear in mind... More 

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place is a great place to take kids or just get away from it all. It is no concrete jungle. It is a large quite uncrowded place to enjoy a unique bunch of animals. You can feed most all of the animals except the monkeys, bears, lions and other large cats. Great for kids.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

First off...my husband hates this zoo! It smells worse than any zoo we have ever been to. The big animals are in small cages which breaks my heart. If you have been to bigger zoos like The Columia zoo or the Atlanta zoo...this zoo will leave you very disappointed! It is more of a "mom and pop" zoo. There is... More 

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Sylva, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nice zoo. The staff are wonderful and it is very inexpensive. Wonderful place for families. Loved the animals and nature.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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