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Address: 8500 Enterprise Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Phone Number: 843-650-8500
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Animals galore!

Great small zoo with lots of animals - lots of self-guided paths to tour. The animals are very active and close up, so you can get great pictures! Be aware of your surroundings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Frances M
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Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this zoo. It's simple with wonderful animals that you can enjoy up close. It's relaxing to walk around and you can tour as slowly or quickly are you want. Many of the wildlife are very entertaining and some will surprise you...like the alligator that jumped up while we were on the bridge! Friendly people too.

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MYRTLE BEACHM SC
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i love this small zoo with all the peacocks and birds. you must visit this zoo with your family...no rush just quality time.

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Thank CONTESSA2013
Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great small zoo with lots of animals - lots of self-guided paths to tour. The animals are very active and close up, so you can get great pictures! Be aware of your surroundings, lots of stumps and exposed roots!

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Thank Frances M
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stay away! This is the worst most depressing sorry excuse for a zoo I have ever been to. The animals looked sickly and the enclosures were woefully inadequate. The pens for the large cats and bears were very small and all concrete, nothing natural and no room for them to move. There were tons of farm animals used as filler.... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lion habitat is kinda depressing, but you will never get that close in a zoo. You can pet alot of these animals, or see them so close, you could pet them if there wasnt a fence. The prices are reasonable, and the kids really loved it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hesitant to enter when we pulled up but we remained optimistic. We should have listened to our intuition. Animals looked sick and not properly cared for. Cages were dirty and smelled terrible. Staff is less than accommodating. It is a cheap activity but you get what you pay for. Very rundown.

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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! We have visited the Zoo for the past 5 years and it's a place where the kids have more of a hands on with the animals. Peacocks roam everywhere and it's great! Highly recommend

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Thank Snaggy70
Florence, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice find. Visited with a summer camp group of kids and they were thoroughly entertained. The zoo is shaded throughout, you can hand feed the majority of animals there. There are peacocks running around freely!!! The kids really liked it and so did I. It was hot!!!but the shade prevented overheating and sunburn!

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Thank iris s
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its pretty cool it has a good amount of animals its worth it, i enjoy the place and had my shares of going there with my friends or family

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Thank Mariah A
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The worst living conditions for the animals, so sad to see the Lion and tiger "habitat". Thankfully we will never have to go back

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