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Address: 8500 Enterprise Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588-6626
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+1 843-650-8500
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice little zoo!

Stopped in on a whim. Great staff, good selection of animals for a private zoo. Definitely will go back with the grandkids. Don't forget to buy peanuts to feed the animals!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
James L
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Lake George, Colorado
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Lake George, Colorado
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on a whim. Great staff, good selection of animals for a private zoo. Definitely will go back with the grandkids. Don't forget to buy peanuts to feed the animals!

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Thank James L
Wilmington, North Carolina
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127 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of people don't realize this zoo takes in and rehabilitates sick animals and those that could not otherwise survive in the wild. I love their work.

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Thank krissypoo79
Irmo, South Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SOME animals live in bad conditions. Mainly the carnivores: two tigers in a small cage, two lions in a similar cage, a lonely cougar and a couple of black bears. If the aforementioned animals weren't sleeping, they were pacing back and forth. It broke my heart a little. Every other animal has a lot of room and social interaction. This... More 

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Thank Caty W
Amanda, Ohio
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305 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We planned on going to see how horrible the conditions of the animals were but found that the price was simply out of our budget range. We arrived with less than an hour till they closed and was still expected to pay full price $12 per person

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1 Thank stacicooperhoffmann
Lancaster, South Carolina
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140 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a big fan of zoos, but enjoyed visiting the animals. The setting is very farm-like versus lots of cement and development.

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Thank 798cherryd
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Living near the zoo is a plus for me. Animals in their native habitat. You may also take boat rides as it is located on the Intracoastal waterway. Bring a cooler and lunch. Picnic tables in and outside the fence. Wagons pull easier than strollers.

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Thank lmbindner
West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

this not the biggest zoo, but I do love to visit. You can feed most of the animals by hand. They did have hurricane damage on this visit, but they are working to clean it up

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Thank TSButler
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Several things at Myrtle Beach are expensive. This place has great value. Especially for kids! If you don't get there when they open, you may want to save your money and not get the big bag of food for the animals. They do have some unique animals. Capabaras, peacocks, cavies, lemurs, etc.

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Thank Kenneth J
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Its a cute little zoo. However it seems kind of sad how some of the animals are kept. It seems that way but they are cared for so well. The employees love their jobs and are constantly running around feeding and cleaning up after the animals. Purchase the bag of animal feed at the front entrance. You will wish you... More 

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Thank ajlewis2
Michigan City, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

The animals have cages that are too small. It was obvious that most of the animals were bored and under stimulated. The cats paced, the monkeys screeched, some animals didn't even move. You can buy package of feed and for most of the animals the feed was the highlight of their day. I left depressed by what I saw.

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