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Waccatee Zoo

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Small zoo has a bigger variety than many public zoos*

A couple weeks ago my wife and I visited the zoo again on our vacation in Myrtle Beach from October... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Allen L
Neptune, New Jersey
Not allowed in

When we arrived, gates were open and everything looked fine. We pulled into the parking lot and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bloomington, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The animals were kept in appalling conditions. It was very sad. The place should be closed down! It was a waste of time and money. And very depressing!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Donna S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we arrived, gates were open and everything looked fine. We pulled into the parking lot and were promptly told we could not come in because they were closed due to it raining the night before. There were no signs saying they were closed and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nkraft93
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Wow. What a RIP off. Hope you've never seen farm animals, or 1 Lion, 1 tiger, and bears, oh my. And the animals that you might never have seen are behind fogged up glass, broken fences, or poorly lighted venues. So they bait you in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

This zoo is not state run and makes money by people visiting. If you care so much about the animals then visit more or donate instead of trying to close a place down that offers homes to so many animals. This zoo has always been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beep b
Reviewed November 1, 2018

A couple weeks ago my wife and I visited the zoo again on our vacation in Myrtle Beach from October 14 through 24th. Well,even though not as large as some zoos this one has many different animals and such.Also ,it is a private zoo and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Allen L
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Nothing exciting. Would not travel out of your way to get here. I only stopped by because we live in the area. Not a huge selection of animals to see.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CaptJJ635
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

This so called zoo/farm is horrible! The animals are not in good condition, no fresh water, small cages and they are showing signs of mental distress. I shed tears for these poor animals. This place MUST BE CLOSED! The animals need to be sent somewhere...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank micheleweston2006
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Where to start? The place is falling apart. A "special antique collection" of antique cars have flat tires and are layered in dust as if they haven't been touched in years. Fence posts are rotting, most workers refuse to talk to you -- many were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank BillH2181
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

It’s pretty much a petting zoo barely any animals but goats... and the animals are not taken care of at all. Surprised this “zoo” still even exists, the staff “zookeepers” are rude as can be and clearly don’t have compassion for animals let alone people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank LoveMelinda7
Reviewed September 18, 2018

the animal cages/containment is really very poor. Hard to say know how well the animals are treated or not but they do not look happy. We assume the zoo meets whatever standards they must but still not well done compared to other zoos. We will...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank John P
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July 5, 2018|
Response from trobb2016 | Reviewed this property |
Ages 13 and Older: $12.00 ** Ages 12 Months to 12 Years: $5.00 ** 11 Months and Under: Free
Michelle H
July 2, 2018|
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Response from beachbeforework | Reviewed this property |
No reservations needed. They are open seven days a week 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Adult admission is 12 dollars per person and children 12 and under are 5 dollars each. They have a website that will tell you all of this and... More
February 19, 2018|
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Response from crenne02 | Reviewed this property |
When we went I believe it was 12 pp or around this price and children under a certain age are free. Extra if you would like to feed certain animals. Please though consider spending your money elsewhere you will be... More
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Captains Quarters & Misc. Just got back today.... (1 Replies)
We just got back from Myrtle Beach today also. Stayed at Captain's Quarter's for 7 nights. I am glad I did not listen to all the reviews posted here. Biggest complaint was at check-in - took us 1/2 hour as everyone was checking at the same time (guess that can be typical of any of the big hotels). We had an ocean front efficiency room which was very clean as were the pools - I watched them being cleaned every morning from our balcony. They did ask that you wear a green wrist band while at...More
July 31, 2005|
Response frommom4boys|
I enjoyed reading your trip report.. I am glad you had an enjoyable vacation. We leave in a few weeks for our vacation.. we drive to MB every year..I see that you flew..It is a 10 hour drive..and we can not wait to go.. the countdown is on..just about 2 weeks to go..
Dexter, Michigan
Waccatee Zoo (4 Replies)
We have been to Myrtle Beach numerous times and have yet to go to Waccatee zoo. My husband and I are both big animal lovers, and usually check out local zoos or aquariums when travelling. We have yet to go to Waccatee Zoo because of the mixed reviews it gets on this website. I don't really know why, people either love it or hate it. Very little in between. So, tell me.... what's the deal? Thoughts?
August 24, 2011|
Response fromohiofam|
We went there once. I wouldnt go back. BUT if I had never been there, being that there are mixed reviews, I would go and see for myself. Its dirt/gravel paths, not typical "zoo" enclosures. More cage like I guess. I did feel bad for some of those animals I guess. A tiger in a zoo usually had greenery, jungle setting, large enclosure. But when we were there, a tiger didn't have that at the Waccatee. That's probably the best that I can describe it.