Waccatee Zoo, Myrtle Beach

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#7 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in South Carolina
One of Myrtle Beach's secret gems, Waccatee Zoo shelters over 100 species of animals. Established in 1988 to house a private animal collection of a local family, this zoo now includes a 20 hectare (50 acre) viewing area offering visitors a chance to observe both exotic and domestic species including zebras, tigers, lions, leopards, horses, goats, ducks, and peacocks. The natural habitats spread over this wooded property also serve as a breeding ground for many species of migratory birds, which you can see in the tree canopies as you traverse the trails connecting the various exhibits. The zoo's snack bar offers only basic food, so be prepeared with additional fare if you plan to picnic here. Make your Myrtle Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • The place should be closed. The animals were clearly in poor condition and not cared for properly. The visit was disturbing and unsettling.  more »
  • The animals have tiny cages. It was clear all were distressed we saw. A lot had open wounds. My kids were asking me a lot of questions about the reasons they had open wounds and why they were acting s...  more »
  • We had a great time and the zoo is larger then we expected! Kids had a good time feeding the animals and we even has our very own tour guide aka Peacock, show us around.  more »

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