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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

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Wonderful place and worth the time to visit!

Better than a zoo with personal guide. Very nice and clean grounds. Truly enjoyable and animals... read more

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FigiGirl2018
Jessica is an amazing guide!

It is so obvious Jessica loves and respects ALL the animals, even the reptiles! LOL!! The animals... read more

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Marsha W
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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! : Eight 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 Amur...more
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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
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Reviewed yesterday

Better than a zoo with personal guide. Very nice and clean grounds. Truly enjoyable and animals are amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FigiGirl2018
Reviewed yesterday

It is so obvious Jessica loves and respects ALL the animals, even the reptiles! LOL!! The animals are so well cared for and appear very healthy. Consideration for EACH animal is so evident. they are doing an amazing job. we hope they continue for many...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marsha W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide Kara has worked with the McCarthy’s for many years and it’s clear that she truly cares for all the animals like they were family. She taught us a lot about each animal, their history & care. The sanctuary has quite a variety of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour is interesting, educational but mostly fun. Our tour guide, Kara, was amazing. And we especially appreciated seeing her love for each of the animals. We were up close and personal with some of the "residents" and it was heartwarming to hear how each...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Janna B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide was Kara, her enthusiasm added to the whole experience. She was as much fun to listen to as seeing the animals themselves. Her knowledge of the animals and her interaction with the animals was phenomenal. She gave the impression that being a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lizbri22
Reviewed 5 days ago

Booking was easy and it is actually in a Neighbor hood in Loxahatchee. The big cats were amazing to see and the information by the guide was great just wish the cats had a little bit more room. over all it was good and family...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jackieohaire
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent two hours at Mccarthy's with 3 generations of our family. My 82 year old mother in law was happier than I had seen her in a long time. She is a cat lover, and she actually got to hold and pet a tiger...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PETER C
Reviewed 6 days ago

You must make an appointment, especially during the holidays when school-age children are in town. This is a guided tour (you can't just roam the grounds on your own). The guide is excellent and describes how specific animals ended up at the sanctuary. The animals...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank happytraveller07430
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited with my family and each and everyone of us was truly impressed. The animals are evidently the priority and it is obvious on every level. The guides are well-versed and enthusiastic and clearly have a relationship with the animals. I commend Mr. McCarthy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EykeUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I loved McCarthys. Obviously loved and well cared for animals. Libby was a fun and knowledgeable guide. Great spot both for adults and kiddos!

Date of experience: January 2019
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October 7, 2018|
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Response from CandyHime | Reviewed this property |
On the tour, they said that they will post to FB when comes come in. When that happens you can play with them :)
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Debbie F
April 14, 2018|
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Response from Nicole L | Reviewed this property |
We got there for the first tour and all the pathways were freshly graded and flat. The only issues may be the Snake Room and the Gift Shop. Both had ramp access but were small so space is tight. As for the rest of the place... More
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Response from Linda5423 | Reviewed this property |
YES! There is a senior discount for sure but I’m not sure of the age. Check the website or give them a call. You will not be disappointed in your visit.
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